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: Thuthuka students hailed at Mandela University graduation ceremony

A total of 20 young South Africans are well on the road to becoming prospective chartered accountants [CA(SA)], having successfully graduated through the Thuthuka programme at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). At a function held in April 2009 to commemorate the occasion of the first Thuthuka graduates at the university, Professor Frans Prinsloo, the…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Dramatic increase in black CAs(SA)

… and the pipeline continues to expand Statistics released by SAICA in late April revealed a dramatic improvement in the accounting profession’s gender and racial demographics. Chantyl Mulder, SAICA’s senior executive for transformation and growth, attributes this to the Institute and the profession’s determined efforts to fast-track the number of black and female chartered accountants…

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SOUTH AFRICA’S GOT TALENT

Simon Cowell recognised the lucrative benefits of nurturing and encouraging talent when he launched “Britain’s got talent”. Talent… is the only sustainable competitive advantage a company can have in any economic climate. Human capital affects three core business imperatives: customer satisfaction, profitability and innovations. Successful talent management strategies deliver the benefits of lower production costs…

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FRAUD AND THE AUDITOR

An audit is not necessarily a guarantee that fraud will be detected. There is an inherent risk that fraud causing harm to third parties or the client itself may not be detected, regardless of the fact that the audit was conducted with due care and in compliance with auditing standards. This is so because fraud…

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