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)].







Updates: Bee crisis: EU takes action

With many honeybee colonies collapsing, the EU’s top court has backed an almost complete EU-wide ban on the use of three insecticides: clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid. Scientific studies have shown that these insecticides have been linked to declining bee populations. Apparently these chemicals so disorient bees that they are unable to return to their hives…

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SA’s labour laws: Key changes and how they will affect you and your business

Our labour laws are constantly evolving as the South African government seeks to balance stronger protections for employees with the need to create a business-friendly investment climate. We can expect to see a number of amendments to the country’s core labour law acts – the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Unemployment Insurance Act…

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ANALYSIS: Ten Key Challenges for Assurance Engagements

Ten Key Challenges for Assurance Engagements IAASB: Feedback on discussion paper AUTHOR │ Hayley Barker Hoogwerf, Project Director: Assurance at SAICA After a board meeting held in December 2017, the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) issued a feedback statement to inform stakeholders of the key messages received in response to their outreach activities…

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Focus: Leading Through Innovation

FNB’s innovation programme has resulted in more than 10 000 implemented innovations to date and remains central to the bank’s growth strategy and its ability to deliver on its brand promise of helping customers. We spoke to chief Imagineer Jolandé Duvenage to learn more about how innovation is changing the game in the financial services…

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CPD: The New JSE Auditor Accreditation Model

Under the previous accreditation regime, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange was primarily responsible for assessing the suitability of auditors of listed companies. The responsibility has now largely moved to audit committees. Words: Carla Budricks The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) auditor accreditation model, under its amended Listings Requirements (LR), imposes additional obligations on audit committees in relation…

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