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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SOUTH AFRICA ON ITS WAY TO THE ADOPTION OF XBRL THROUGH THE JSE

Before the introduction of radio, most people received the news by way of newspapers. One of radio’s most early practices was to read the newspaper over the radio. This was because the people using the new medium did not yet understand how to use the new features of radio. Subsequently, producers of radio programmes learned…

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TECHNICAL: ACCOUNTING: CLASSIFICATION OF RIGHTS ISSUES

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has issued proposals to amend IAS 32(AC 125) – Financial Instruments: Presentation. The purpose of the amendment is to clarify the classification of instruments that give the holders the right to acquire an entity’s own equity instruments at a fixed price (rights issue) when that price is stated in…

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STRAIGHT SHOOTING: Accounting Profession’s Strategic Association With SA’s Universities

One of South Africa’s most daunting educational challenges is to ensure that the average student entering university has a foundation sufficiently strong to handle the demands of university life. With a view to contributing meaningfully to meeting that challenge, SAICA has accredited 13 universities to deliver the chartered accountancy [CA(SA)] programme comprising BCom and the…

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VALUATIONS – THE CHALLENGES FACING PRIVATE VS. PUBLIC COMPANIES

The primary requirements for a credible valuation are a stable historical earnings stream, a clear outlook for future earnings, low volatility and good proxies to be used as comparisons. Current market conditions both locally and globally have only served to complicate private and public equity valuations, which are tricky exercises at the best of times.…

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