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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CA(SA) Profile: Remembering your roots

As a child growing up in the village of Tonota, Botswana, Mmoloki Mogotsi, financial director of a giant retailer in Botswana, didn’t know what a chartered accountant was and had never dreamt of leading a multi-million-pula company. ‘When I qualified, I could not allow myself to forget where I come from, especially as there are…

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CA(SA) Profile: A champion for change

Likeleli Monyamane is the founder of Inspire Innovation Business Consultants, a professional services company that provides services in consulting, learning solutions, and research and insights in southern Africa. She uses her professional status to serve her community in Lesotho. While completing her articles in South Africa, Likeleli served as a member of the Free State…

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CA(SA) Profile: A women’s rights campaigner

Lydène Kombo-Packou CA(SA), from Brazzaville in the Congo, is the Head of Internal Audit and Forensic Services at MTN Congo. She came to South Africa at 16 in 2005. Financial support for her studies was provided by her mother who earned around R8 000 at the time. ‘I had only one choice – to make…

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Cover Story: Seize tomorrow today

In a world full of stiff-collared, number-crunching chartered accountants, Dr Gideon Botha stands head and shoulders above the rest. As futurist and thought leader, he offers fresh, unexpected insights and perspectives and if you listen to him long enough, your whole paradigm might just shift How he fits everything he does into a 24-hour day…

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Accountants sit at the heart of South Africa’s economic survival and recovery

Behind every resilient small business sits a hard-working accountant. Our latest Xero research shows just how crucial the accounting industry has been over the last year – helping businesses to stay open, retain employees and map growth. More than half (56%) of South African small businesses say their accountant has been crucial in helping them…

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Sustainable Development Goal 13

Tackling the greatest threat to human survival The United Nations paints a grim picture of what may happen if we are unsuccessful in our climate change efforts. With average global temperatures increasing beyond 3 °C (on the current trajectory), every ecosystem will suffer the consequences. Since we all share one planet, these changes threaten our…

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How to differentiate from the competition

Looking at how this year has started off, with the second wave of COVID-19 combined with restrictions imposed by government, small businesses will continue to suffer. It will thus come as no surprise if this upward trend in new business registration continues to rise in 2021. Parallel to this, here is another important statistic −…

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VAT: Irrecoverable debts and clawback adjustment

A registered VAT vendor on the invoice basis that fails to make payment within 12 months after the expiry of the tax period in which the deduction was made must account for an output tax adjustment to SARS calculated on the unpaid amount. Recent amendments clarify the value of the output tax adjustment CREDITOR: IMPLICATIONS…

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