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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ANALYSIS: When non-residents purchase real estate in South Africa

“In all cases, the real estate owner will need to file with SARS an annual tax return for each period of 12 months, ending on the last day of February in each year.” Meticulous paper work and the right legal is required to meet tax requirements Many non-resident private individuals (and entities) have acquired real…

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COVER STORY: Winning women: Nonkululeko Gobodo CA(SA)

“Today, I’m conscious of my public persona and as a result have adopted strong personal values, principles and views as so many eyes are on me.” South Africa’s first black female CA(SA) trail-blazes the road to transformation If ever a person had a pioneering role thrust upon her, it is South Africa’s first black female…

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VIEWPOINT: If you have information – act on it

“Our national budget process, for example, ranked second out of 100 countries for its transparency and openness earlier this year.” In the end, corruption does bring down those who turned a blind eye South Africa, at its best, aims high. We have some remarkably advanced corporate governance standards, especially for an emerging market at the…

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VIEWPOINT: Plan: A very important four-letter word

“Our grandparents would never have considered a career in digital engagement, or imagined that a Chief Energy Officer would have very little to do with a power plant.” Future-proofing your career “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” – Benjamin Franklin. This is also true for your career. Listening recently to Clem Sunter…

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Succeeding despite the odds

I recently read an article about Jeremy Stoppelman (the founder of Yelp) and how he succeeded by doing things his way. Stoppelman also features prominently on this year’s Fortune list of top 40 young business stars. When Stoppelman was applying to Harvard Business School in 2003, he asked his boss at PayPal, Elon Musk, to…

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LEAD: SPECIAL REPORT: Business intelligence changes the face of fleetmanagement

“Aarto has not yet been implemented but it does address the fact that, until now, there has been no clear accountability for company cars.” Fleet management technology enables companies to sharply reduce logistics costs. In fleet management, the vehicle cannot be separated from either its cargo or its driver. In addition, it’s increasingly a package…

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CFO Survey

The latest revenue standard proposes a single, complete revenue recognition model applicable to all contracts with customers. Deloitte is proud to present an abstract of our 6th Deloitte CFO Survey to you. This year our survey was extended to include chief financial officers (CFOs) operating in five African countries (Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa and…

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INFLUENCE: SPECIAL FEATURE FORENSIC ACCOUNTING: Demystifying Forensic Audit service

“Recently, MTN was defrauded of millions of rands in air time by a Russian hacker, which highlighted the issue of managing IT-related fraud.” Protecting reputation and asset value from the onslaught of cybercrime Forensic audit services such as forensic accounting, investigative and legal services are often swathed in an air of mystery. Even the most…

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VIEWPOINT: The all year Annual Report

“The financial year-end comes and goes, so now the financial department knuckles down to its yearly wrap-up while the other departments compile their results.” Use the annual report as a management tool and ease the year-end pain The second of South Africa’s bi-annual reporting ‘silly seasons’ ends in early October. Like me, hundreds of weary…

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