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

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GOOD NEWS: Unlocking the Power of Tourism

Since the advent of democracy, the tourism sector has both benefited from and contributed to South Africa’s 33 quarters of uninterrupted economic expansion since September 1999 – the country’s longest economic upswing. Opening this past year’s Business Tourism Conference, Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said “Our tourism industry, having overtaken gold as…

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FRAMEWORK FACT FILE

Phase A of the Framework convergence project: Main changes and stakeholder comment summary Introduction The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) have been working together on specific projects for some years now to update and harmonize some of their existing accounting standards. This is in order to underscore and…

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BARBARIC VALUES: The Civilised Way

Investment techniques The asset management industry, trading primarily in the public equity space, evaluates listed companies and estimates the future performance of such companies through proven methodologies and techniques. These are well known, such as the price/earnings (PE) ratio, headline earnings growth, EBIT and EBITDA margins and multiples, net asset value, quick and current ratios,…

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COMPLIANCE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO INTERNAL AUDIT

 Introduction The overall governance structure of an organisation, practicing good corporate governance, includes at least an internal audit function, a risk management function and a compliance function. In our opinion, the starting point for setting a corporate governance culture in an organisation is an overall Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework. Such a framework facilitates the…

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TECHNICAL: ACCOUNTING

FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS WITH CHARACTERISTICS OF EQUITY A discussion paper on the distinction between equity financial instruments and other financial instruments (non-equity instruments) has been published for public comment by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). This has been issued in South Africa as ED236 – Financial Instruments with Characteristics of Equity and can be downloaded…

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INDUSTRY NEWS: SAICA Launches New Eastern Region Office

February 12 this year heralded a new era for the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in the Eastern Region with the opening of an independent office in Durban. The launch was aptly entitled “Opening New Doors”, reflecting the glimpse of a bright future dedicated to serving SAICA members in the Eastern Region. The…

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