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

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On strategy Shoprite’s strategy in the time of COVID-19

With a background in financial management and business valuations, I have always been intrigued by ‘strategy’, that thing that ultimately sets a company apart from the next and probably, together with strong leadership, the main driver behind sustained value creation. In a series of interviews, I will be exploring different business leaders’ (all chartered accountants)…

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How getting creative can help you in a crisis

‘Collaboration, community and creativity are our best hopes for the future.’ This is according to Port Elizabeth artist Duncan Stewart, who spoke about developing and enhancing your inherent creativity as a tool to future-proof yourself at SAICA’s ‘Leadership in a Time of Crisis’ webinar series. ‘I suspect it’s a bit of a risk on SAICA’s…

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Optimism among finance leaders about reopening

As work sites slowly start to reopen, CFOs are optimistic they can keep their customers and employees safe. As COVID-19 restrictions continue to slowly lift in some countries while others remain in lockdown, PwC’s latest COVID-19 CFO Pulse report reveals a sense of optimism among finance leaders about their companies’ ability to reopen safely. Seventy-five…

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Increased cybersecurity awareness during the pandemic

With companies making use of increased mediums of technology to conduct work-related activities, the emphasis on cybersecurity has intensified. However, while there may be a number of security measures in place, the end-user will always remain the most vulnerable target. Creating a culture of cybersecurity awareness is therefore a key component to help combat cyber…

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Covid-19: South African Businesses Must Predict Cashflow During Crisis

The modern world is facing a unique and unprecedented time. Lockdown and social distancing measures have been introduced across the globe, with South Africa implementing some of the strictest. The South African government closed most businesses on March 27th in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19 — a business confidence index has fallen…

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Investing during COVID-19

At SAICA’s ‘Leadership in a Time of Crisis’ webinar series, Investec’s chief investment strategist, Chris Holdsworth, shared insights on how the pandemic is shaping investment strategie. As if there isn’t enough to worry about during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have seen their investments tank over the past few weeks. Chris Holdsworth explained how he…

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Viewpoints: Staying nimble in a post-pandemic world

My mantra throughout the pandemic has been that flexible, agile and resilient organisations are the ones that will survive and flourish. As we gradually start emerging from the health crisis, it is clear that these traits will be as essential in the future as they have been to date Kevin Phillips CA(SA) CEO of IDU…

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Viewpoints: Turning new year’s resolutions into results

It’s that time of the year again when we begin to relax and unwind and give ourselves permission to dream about the future. And while releasing memories of the fading year, we pick up our notebooks or open a fresh document on our screens and start to type … Usha Maharaj CA(SA) Passionate about women…

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On strategy: Freeman Nomvalo: SAICA CEO

‘We are all strategists walking around …’ In a series of interviews, I explore the approaches of different business leaders to strategy. This month I was in conversation with Freeman Nomvalo, CEO of SAICA Having been in senior leadership roles in both the public and private sectors, Freeman shared his philosophy on various strategy-related aspects.…

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CA(SA) Profile: Graham Leslie

Graham Leslie CA(SA) left city life to focus on his family farm and has since helped the Leslie farm to grow from strength to strength, achieving major awards and recognition within the industry A sustainable farmer at heart While their premium quality apple cider vinegar contains ‘the mother’, Graham Leslie can be considered ‘the father’…

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CA(SA) Profile: Ilze Wiid

For some of us, health and wellbeing do not come to mind every day. For others, health and wellbeing is an ongoing journey. The inspiring story of Ilze Wiid, 35-year-old CA(SA), successful franchise co-owner in a franchise business, wife, and mother of two daughters, is a testament to embracing health and wellbeing and making it…

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CA(SA) Profile: Zimkita Mabindla

Zimkita Mabindla, 44-year-old CA(SA) and current Partner at KPMG, has faced many challenges in her professional and personal life and is still moving forward. She is career driven in her professional life and a proud single provider and parent to her deep-thinking, intelligent 15-year-old daughter in her personal life Microlearnings from CAs(SA) over 40 The…

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International Profile: Kiran Naidoo

Surviving Survivor Kiran Naidoo CA(SA) first heard of Survivor (like a lot of us) in the early 2000s during its first season. After watching one episode as a nine year old, he has been hooked ever since. What started off as a love for the physical challenges that reminded him of giant obstacle courses eventually…

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Feature: LEADERSHIP 101 – Is there as need for leadership coaching for small-business owners?

In a recent leadership development programme, SMPs went through an intense process that included one-on-one leadership coaching sessions and quarterly workshops. Through the coaching sessions the SMPs were exposed to the journey of what it means to self-lead before one can lead others or even organisations Financial education in King William’s Town SAICA Enterprise Development…

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Feature: A healthy lifestyle should be compensated

We spend too little on the prevention of disease in South Africa. It is imperative that we start looking at ways of addressing the situation, and tax cuts or other economic incentives could be an answer The main factors that have an impact on our health are nutrition, physical activity and stress. Smoking and drug…

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Feature: Is a social media presence necessary?

‘When I had my show, everybody returned my call’ − Arsenio Hall, years after his show ended, after his multiple attempts at raising funding at the Celebrity Apprentice Show were unsuccessful. Russell Brunson often tells his story to emphasise the importance of building an audience Different people think of social media differently. You have people…

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