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

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Feature: Why is the ‘why’ so important?

This is custom heading element with Google Fonts We probably all know about (or have experienced) burn-out. It’s that state of mental, emotional and physical exhaustion. But what is brown-out? When you experience burn-out, you feel overwhelmed, battle sleeping, have not energy and just generally are unable to cope with things you used to cope…

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Feature: The power of neuroplasticity – Stepping out of your comfort zone

‘The best things in life are often waiting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone’ (Karen Salmonsohn). Stepping out of our comfort zone is critical if we wish to remain agile and adaptable in the ever-changing modern world We all know the pleasure of our routines: waking up a certain way, sipping…

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Feature: Ethics podcast Thami Zikode

This is custom heading element with Google Fonts SAICA’s Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants states that a distinguishing mark of the accountancy profession is its acceptance of the responsibility to act in the public interest. Thami Zikode is one of the members of SAICA who have displayed this distinguishing mark by having the necessary…

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Cover Story: Mosaic of Success

From humble beginnings to becoming the award-winning CEO of Henry Schein, Stanley Bergman, is an inspiration and the perfect example of success through dedication, creativity and hard work Stanley Bergman came to the United States in 1976, joined Henry Schein in 1980, and progressed to become CEO in 1989, when turnover was $200 million. Since…

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CA(SA) Profile: Relishing the challenges of the coalface

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Profile: ‘Thuthuka was the best phone call I ever received!’

CA(SA) trainee Thokozani Mazibuko speaks about how Thuthuka changed his life The individuals whose lives are touched by a comprehensive educational and support programme like SAICA’s Thuthuka bursary come from all over South Africa and have different backgrounds. Many of them, like Thokozani Nowgli Mazibuko (24), say that they were ‘always good with numbers’, but…

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Viewpoints: Flexing your adaptability muscles

One of my favourite business success stories from 2020 (yes, there were plenty!) was Granadilla’s almost overnight pivot from a swimwear company to a fresh produce delivery service. It’s a masterclass in creating value out of chaos by acting quickly and decisively Kevin Phillips CA(SA) CEO of IDU Group Granadilla’s leadership realised that with the…

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Viewpoints: Never accept the unacceptable

‘Never accept the unacceptable … Once we all start to look not only inward but outward at the things that are not acceptable in the world, we will find ourselves (and much more) in the good that we do for each other’ − Richard Branson Usha Maharaj CA(SA) Passionate about women empowerment and human potential…

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Viewpoints: Blockchain in institutional capital markets

Blockchain technology has fundamentally changed the way financial institutions are exchanging value and building market infrastructure. Here’s a closer look at how this new technology is transforming capital markets and the specific benefits for a wide range of market participants Monica Singer CA(SA) Blockchain Evangelist for Consensys For issuers Blockchain provides significant benefits to issuers…

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Viewpoints: Creating space

Through the many psychological challenges of 2020/21, people are wrestling with high contextual uncertainty and eagerly await a time where the world stabilises and we can plan for a better future. What if those stable days are gone and this is merely conditioning for an agile and flexible approach to work and our lives? Paolo…

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