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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WOMEN CAN BREAK BARRIERS THROUGH NETWORKING

Networking as a career management strategy is important as the burden of responsibility for one’s career has shifted from the organisation to the individual, with the notion of employability becoming one’s career goal. Moreover, more and more corporate, government and other organisations see building social capital as an organisational priority. Social capital is ‘the structure…

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ETHICS FOR EVERYONE

Teaching is depressing. Every year, my baldness spreads, my bones calcify, my ear-hair sprouts, and every year, the students walk into class exactly the same age as they were the year before. The other day, a female student waited for everyone else to leave after class, and then told me sweetly that she had a…

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TECHNICAL: ACCOUNTING

CONSOLIDATION OF ZIMBABWEAN SUBSIDIARIES On 29 January 2009, following a period of chronic hyperinflation associated with the Zimbabwean dollar, the acting Finance Minister of Zimbabwe announced that Zimbabwean entities would be permitted to trade in foreign currency. As a result, Zimbabwean entities no longer consider the Zimbabwean dollar to be their functional currency. During the…

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CUSTOMS DUTY IN SOUTH AFRICA

This article focuses on customs duty in South Africa, including the role and status of the South African Customs Union (SACU). Introduction In South Africa, customs duty is levied on all products imported into SACU. Interestingly, SACU is the world’s oldest customs union and has its origin in a convention held in 1889 between the…

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

The professional development unit at SAICA is responsible for “delivering competent entry level members” to the profession. As is the case with most of the world around us, we have undergone many changes over the past 12 to 18 months. These changes can be summarised as follows: • Reflection of the Qualification Process for CAs(SA): SAICA’s…

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WIK EN WEEG

Fokus op langasem groei Die resessie is alweer iets van die byna verre verlede soos ons op 2010 se herstel fokus, en by dit verby probeer kyk na die jare wat daarna volg. Daar is nie juis iets wat ons nou regtig terughou nie, hoewel daar wel kanttekeninge is. Die tradisionele betalingsbalansbeperking is nie eintlik…

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