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)].






Lead: A keen balancing act

Vanuja Maharaj – an achiever at work, devoted wife and mother at home When you are the youngest female business executive of colour in the Auditor-General’s Office (AGSA), based in the KwaZulu- Natal (KZN) Business Unit office, carving out your niche is a challenge at first. But if you are passionate about what you do…

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Lead: LIFESTYLE: Motoring and Travel

Mercedes 350 CLS Shooting Brake This is a totally new breed of car from Mercedes Benz, a four-door coupé with a twist – as it’s also a station wagon. This new concept design ensures the CLS Shooting Brake stands out from the crowd. Its front end is almost identical to the conventional CLS design, including…

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Lead: Profile: Introducing Godfrey Mongatane CA(SA)

Introducing Godfrey Mongatane CA(SA) These words by America’s first black president echo the sentiments and drive of Godfrey Mongatane, a proud recipient of The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Thuthuka Bursary Fund (TBF). Mongatane is a technical learning manager at the Office of the Auditor-General, and a recently qualified chartered accountant CA(SA). The…

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OFFSHORE INVESTMENT in the spotlight As governments target offshore structures for tax avoidance, their other advantages come to the fore. Offshore structures. There was a time when South Africans who didn’t have them, wanted them, and when those who did, couldn’t talk about it. In recent years, however, more relaxed exchange controls allow greater flexibility…

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Financial statements The frustration continues… As part of their research and teaching activities, many accounting academics spend a lot of time poring over published financial statements. Strangely, some of them find this work fascinating. To most people, an enthusiasm for reading accounting reports is about as comprehensible as, say, an infatuation with spoon collecting. But…

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20 fastest growing global companies Company Earnings growth Revenue Growth Total Return 1 Silver Wheaton 340% 76% 49% 2 Cirrus Logic 450% 39% 88% 3 Baidu 99% 72% 56% 4 HollyFrontier 93% 51% 64% 5 HFF 341% 41% 53% 6 lululemon athletica 81% 45% 109% 7 Northern Oil and Gas 122% 237% 36% 8 Apple…

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Updated carbon tax policy paper The National Treasury published the Carbon Tax Policy Paper, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and facilitating the transition to a green economy for public comment. This is the second and final round of comments requested on carbon tax policy, before government proceeds with the publication of draft legislation to give effect…

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