SAICA offers three reputable professional accounting and business designations from a foundational to a strategic level of accounting and business competence –

Accounting Technician [AT(SA)], Associate General Accountant [AGA(SA)] and Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)].






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Profile: Professor Kurt Sartorius – A quest to save the ‘world’s lungs’

In July, a 73-year-old professor will paddle 1 100 kilometres down the Rio Madeira, a tributary of the Amazon River. He aims to try to inspire the commitment of corporate SA to fund a reforestation project in the Brazilian Amazon as well as pioneer a new genre of climate reporting in integrated annual reports Fifty…

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Profile: Chris Badenhorst – Accounting digitalisation How far will it go?

If he had known that accounting would become as deeply and inextricably technology based as it has, the young Chris Badenhorst wouldn’t have had to agonise quite so much over his field of study. In the end he chose accounting but, of course, in the 21st century accounting is no longer just accounting. Rapid technology…

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Profile: Mbali Precious Mabaso – To encourage, educate and empower through mentorship

Mbali Precious Mabaso CA(SA) is the founder of and mentor at Isikhuthazi, a programme meant to encourage, educate and empower CTA students, ITC and APC candidates. She is also an audit portfolio manager at Nedbank Group Limited Mbali repeated CTA and APC twice, only passing on her third attempt. That experience has helped her to…

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Cover Story – 50 years and still going strong

After more than 50 years on the stock exchange, David Shapiro CA(SA), chief global equity strategist at Sasfin Securities, shows no signs of slowing down or retiring ‘What lockdown showed me is that I don’t want to retire, because you miss that connection with people,’ says David. ‘Investing is not difficult. Managing your client’s expectations…

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