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: ISLAMIC FINANCE 1 and 2

ISLAMIC FINANCE 1 Fundamentals of Islamic Finance  The purpose of this article is to explain the fundamental principles and underlying philosophy of Islamic Finance, and to explore the possibilities of the implementation thereof in South Africa. Firstly, the philosophy and socio-economic rationale underpinning Islamic Finance will be introduced, as it will be difficult to appreciate…

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GOOD NEWS: Unlocking the Power of Tourism

Since the advent of democracy, the tourism sector has both benefited from and contributed to South Africa’s 33 quarters of uninterrupted economic expansion since September 1999 – the country’s longest economic upswing. Opening this past year’s Business Tourism Conference, Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said “Our tourism industry, having overtaken gold as…

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QUALIFIED AUDITORS’ REPORTS

What’s gone wrong? A short time ago, we laid my mentor, and spiritual father to rest. He was 85 years old and one of the founders of the auditing profession in South Africa. Just before his death we had a discussion on, amongst other things, the auditing profession and the changing world in which we…

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FRAMEWORK FACT FILE

Phase A of the Framework convergence project: Main changes and stakeholder comment summary Introduction The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) have been working together on specific projects for some years now to update and harmonize some of their existing accounting standards. This is in order to underscore and…

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BARBARIC VALUES: The Civilised Way

Investment techniques The asset management industry, trading primarily in the public equity space, evaluates listed companies and estimates the future performance of such companies through proven methodologies and techniques. These are well known, such as the price/earnings (PE) ratio, headline earnings growth, EBIT and EBITDA margins and multiples, net asset value, quick and current ratios,…

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COMPLIANCE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO INTERNAL AUDIT

 Introduction The overall governance structure of an organisation, practicing good corporate governance, includes at least an internal audit function, a risk management function and a compliance function. In our opinion, the starting point for setting a corporate governance culture in an organisation is an overall Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework. Such a framework facilitates the…

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