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

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SHARE REPURCHASES BY COMPANIES LISTED ON THE JSE

THE EFFECT ON MARKET CAPITALISATION The fact that South African companies have been allowed to repurchase their own shares as from 1 July 1999, has created new challenges for financial analysts as well as company accountants and auditors. For the financial analysts, it has introduced an additional complexity during the evaluation of company financial performance.…

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SECTION 80A(c)(ii) OF THE INCOME TAX ACT:

Round-tripping between the draft version and the enacted version – part 1 In November 2006, section 103(1) of the Income Tax Act was abolished and replaced by a new Part IIA, containing sections 80A to 80L, which target impermissible tax avoidance arrangements. Section 80A(c)(ii) was introduced in the Revised Proposals on Tax Avoidance and Section…

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DISPOSAL OF FOREIGN OPERATIONS

– IMPLICATIONS OF GAAP CHANGES The changes to the accounting treatment of business combinations, in particular the implications for the way goodwill is calculated and accounting for changes in shareholdings (business combinations achieved in stages, loss of control, etc.) arising from the revised IFRS3, Business Combinations and amended IAS27, Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements in…

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PROPERTY PORTFOLIO

CRE portfolio management fundamentals #1 property is not a sunk cost As with other overhead charges, there is a belief, sometimes correct, that noth¬ing can be done to reduce property costs directly impacting profit and loss ac¬counts. Worse still, in many organisations, particularly the older traditional sectors with many owned assets, physical property is treated as…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Top 10 Statistics: Part II of the Qualifying Examination

Top 10 Statistics: Part II of the Qualifying Examination (Financial Management) SAICA is extremely pleased with the excellent pass rate achieved in the Part II Financial Management Exam (QEII) written in November 2008. An overall pass rate of 79% (previous year 53%) was achieved. The first time candidate pass rate was 81% compared to 63%…

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STRAIGHT SHOOTING: QUALIFICATION PROCESS AND CPD UPDATES

In our August 2008 edition, I outlined the process being followed to review the CA(SA) qualification process consistently to ensure maintenance of the standards we have grown so accustomed to. Much progress has been made since that date and I thought it important to remind members of where we are headed with the qualification process…

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