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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IDENTITY MANAGEMENT COLLABORATIVE & CONTINUOUS

We all like to think of ourselves as individuals – unique, one of a kind. With identity fraud on the increase, however, unless you safeguard your company’s financial information religiously, you’re bound to discover a whole new team of invisible employees that love using the company credit card. Worse still, give an identity fraudster access…

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STRAIGHT SHOOTING: Transformation Reigns

We continue to grapple with the pervasive shortage of qualified professionals and sound accounting skills across the country. The emigration of skilled professionals, coupled with an inadequate pipeline of qualifying Chartered Accountants are two of the pressing issues that the profession faces today. Dealing with both challenges is complex and is often beyond the reach…

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QE 1 SPECIAL REPORT: QE1 RESULTS

CA(SA) qualification results give stunning boost to transformation in accountancy profession The ongoing quest to grow the number of South Africa’s chartered accountants – and, in particular, the relatively small number of black CAs(SA) – continues to bear fruit. The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) qualifying examination results reflect 3 902 candidates who…

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WIK EN WEEG: KOMMODITEITE SE FRAGMENTASIEBOM

Dit wil dikwels voorkom asof kommoditeitspryse eenvormig styg. Dit is beslis nie die geval nie, en dit mag belangrike implikasies vir ons almal inhou. Vir dekades het die wêreld baat gevind by China se industralisasie. China se ekonomiese groei het aanleiding gegee tot vinnig stygende lewensstandaarde. Verhoogde fabrieksproduksie het versnelde invoere, van basiese grondstowwe soos…

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XBRL EMBRACE IT NOW

Why XBRL? The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (www.sec.gov <http://www.sec.gov/> ) adopted a rule proposal on the 16th of May that makes compulsory the use of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) for some regulatory filings within three years (Cummings 2008). Under the proposal, the 500 largest companies will begin filing XBRL attachments with their…

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THE LEADERSHIP ROLE OF THE CHAIRMAN: A THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ISSUE

The role of the chairman has been in the spotlight recently as a result of the high profile cases where the part played by management in alleged breeches of competition legislation is under scrutiny. Chairmen have played a leadership role in ensuring that the commitment of their companies to high standards of integrity is not…

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TECHNICAL: ACCOUNTING

IASB CONCLUDES FIRST ANNUAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has issued Improvements to IFRSs – a collection of amendments to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs). These amendments are the result of conclusions the IASB reached on proposals made in its annual improvements project, which were exposed for comment in October 2007. Unless…

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