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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INTERNATIONAL ASSURANCE STANDARD ON CONTROLS AT A THIRD PARTY SERVICE ORGANISATION

Given recent developments in corporate governance and internal control, organisations are required to provide more and more information about their own internal controls environment to a variety of external and internal stakeholders. In addition, the current regulatory environment presents new challenges, specifically with regard to the internal control reporting requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, Basel II, the…

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ETHICS: The Source of Ethics?

In the longstanding lecturers’ tradition of using imagined names that only the lecturer thinks are funny, I recently asked my students why it is wrong for Mr Tickenbash CA(SA) to provide assurance services to a company where he is a non-executive director. In the longstanding students’ tradition of giving an answer that only the student…

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NEW GENERATION: SOCIAL DNA

People are different! As a new generation CA(SA) making your way through corporate South Africa, you will experience the difference immediately. People not only look different but they are different. They act differently, behave differently and deal with exactly the same issues differently. Let’s just be honest, it’s confusing. The key to managing and negotiating…

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BUILDING A MANAGEMENT STYLE

The new South African parliament mace is considered a strong symbol of authority, leadership and diversity within Parliament and amongst our country’s leaders. The design incorporates a strong sense of South Africa, its people and their leaders. Don’t let anyone tell you that management is a science. It isn’t; it’s an art based on adapting…

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RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS IN A NEW AGE

There have been several major socio-economic upheavals in relatively recent history, each bringing in unprecedented economic change and a new way of doing business. The Industrial Revolution brought mass production and mass consumption. The Internet Revolution brought the rise of the information economy, and ushered in the current era, that of multinational capitalist globalisation. Globalisation…

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