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: TRAVEL

Executive Getaways Ambassador Hotel Now, I may be biased, but you’d be hard pressed to find a more beautiful city in the world. Cape Town and particularly the Atlantic coastline, boast some of the world’s loveliest skies, seas and surf. A popular destination for locals and international travellers, the area also hosts many sought after…

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PERFORMING RIGHTS PART 2

Performing Rights in Sound Recordings in South Africa up to 1965 By virtue of section 143 of South Africa’s Patents, Designs, Trade Marks and Copyright Act of 1916, the British Copyright Act of 1911 (hereinafter referred to as “the British Act”) was made applicable to the Union of South Africa. In 1932, the organised record…

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NEW GENERATION

How to Ignite Your Career One of the best movies ever made is “The Dead Poets Society”, which stars Robin Williams as an inspiring school teacher. I will never forget the scene where he takes his students into the memorabilia hall decorated with the photos of past students. He refers to the photos with phrases…

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TECHNICAL

ACCOUNTING INTERPRETATIONS AGREEMENTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF REAL ESTATE The IFRIC has issued IFRIC 15 – Agreements for the Construction of Real Estate. The Interpretation will standardise accounting practice across jurisdictions for the recognition of revenue among real estate developers for sales of units, such as apartments or houses, ‘off-plan’, i.e. before construction is complete.…

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SAICA NEWS

QE1 CHANGES SAICA and its education committee (EDCO), after consulting with its various stakeholders and after careful deliberation, have decided to change the timing of the Part 1 of the Qualifying Examination (QE). As from 2010, the exams will be written at the end of January with the results being released in April each year.…

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MIB: MEMBERS IN BUSINESS More than 70% of chartered accountants [CAs(SA)] registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) practise in commerce and industry – the largest constituency of SAICA’s total membership. With the aim of addressing the constituency’s needs, SAICA recently hosted the inaugural SAICA Captains of Industry Gala Dinner and official…

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STRAIGHT SHOOTING

IFRS or GAAP The Accounting Practices Board agreed to issue IFRSs (International Financial Reporting Standards) as Statements of GAAP in late 2003. The JSE Limited required listed companies to comply with IFRSs from 2005. Effectively IFRSs apply to all forms of companies registered in South Africa. The debate around the continued and increasing complexity of…

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