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

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DISPELLING THE DARKNESS SURROUNDING AUDITING

What are the common misconceptions about auditing and auditors? Sadly, many people have a rather negative impression of the word audit. Many associate an audit with international corporate collapses since auditors had some role in these. Others think that an audit involves someone who has accounting knowledge and prepares an entity’s year end financial statements.…

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WINE ROUTE: Pinotage or coffee or both?

Bertus “Starbucks” Fourie is credited with starting the wave of popularity of the new “Coffee, chocolate, mocha, cacao” flavoured Pinotages which have been the popular choice “receiving most votes overall” from those attending Winex, which was held in Cape Town recently. And, interestingly, have been studiously ignored by most of the judges in the annual…

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ACOUNTANCY IN MOTION: The all new Mini Convertible

In today’s constantly evolving vehicle market that presents many new vehicles with modern shapes, it is fascinating to see some innovative manufacturers, who look nostalgically to the past for inspiration, in the hope of making the ultimate vehicle. In this area, I believe BMW have done a magnificent job of recreating the lovable Mini. It’s…

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SPECIAL REPORT: SUSTAINABILITY 2009 – 1

Earth observation in South Africa and its impact on business On 17 September 2009 South Africa’s first operational earth observation satellite (SumbandilaSat) was launched from the Baikonour spaceport in Kazakhstan on board a Soyuz rocket. This satellite is a microsatellite with a number of ‘payloads’. The primary payload is a multispectral imager (camera) that will…

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SPECIAL REPORT: SUSTAINABILITY 2009 – 6

Taking sustainability seriously in telecommunications – the triple bottom line is vital The need to create organisations that are not simply efficient and profitable but also sustainable, is at the heart of the drive across the globe to improve corporate governance. However, developing sustainable business models goes beyond simply guaranteeing that a company is around…

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FEATURE: ATTORNEY’S TRUST ACCOUNTS – WHAT TO KEEP IN MIND!

The Joint Attorneys and Accountants Committee (JAAC) has dealt with a number of new initiatives and developments in the recent past. For the information of members certain of the major ones are summarised hereunder. The guidance document With the adoption of the International Standards on Auditing in 2005, the IRBA identified the need to issue…

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