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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SPECIAL REPORT: Government funds available to small business

Afzal Khan attempts to address the lack of awareness of some governmental sources of soft capital Small medium entities (SMEs) are the building blocks of an economy. According to research performed in 2010,1 91% of the entities in South Africa are SMEs, of which 61% contribute to the country’s employment statistics. Of the 91%, 52–57%…

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LIFESTYLE: Motoring: VW Polo 1.2 TSi & Opel Meriva

VW  Polo 1.2 TSi Manufacturer specifications: Engine 1,2L / Four-cylinder Turbo Power 66 KW Torque 160 Nm 0–100 km/h 10,8 s (claimed) Fuel consumption Average 4,9L /100 km CO2 117 g/km Price From R191 600 New is a rather relative term and many have asked what’s new with the latest Volkswagen Polo. The recently launched latest…

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INFLUENCE: Succession planning for you and your firm

The Global Accounting Alliance recently undertook research to quantify and assess the attitudes and opinions that public accountants have toward business succession and continuity planning. In this article, Bridgitte Kriel looks at the responses of SAICA members to the survey In May 2014 the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA), in cooperation with the 11 member bodies…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Transformation a business imperative at PwC

Pule Mothibe entered the professional services industry just as the barriers for the entrance of black people into the business sector were being removed. Mothibe was also fortunate in that he joined a firm that had visionary leaders who already had a programme in place to advance and train black charterered accountants before it became…

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INFLUENCE: Six small and medium practice firms

What makes them different? SAICA receives a great deal of feedback from small and medium practice (SMP) firms regarding challenges and difficulties faced in the SMP environment. However, this sector of the CA(SA) industry also offers vast opportunities, especially in light of the ever-growing focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and their role in…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Exporting accountancy and tax services

Tendai White explains how medium-sized firms can make an impact internationally by joining associations or networks With the dominance of the larger firms, and the unstable economy, it can be difficult for South Africa’s medium-sized accountancy firms to thrive and make their presence felt.  These medium-sized firms, which fit somewhere in the middle of small…

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