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

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Wits PhD student wins award for invention vital to fighting COVID-19

Over five years Michael Lucas, a PhD student in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Wits, has developed a metallised coating that can be added to surfaces in hospitals to make them capable of self-sanitising. Lucas explains that most hospital surfaces are made of stainless steel and plastic and are sites of contamination. By adding…

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Achieving mental wellbeing during Covid-19

Achieving mental wellbeing during Covid-19 As part of Saica’s Leadership in a time of crisis webinar series, clinical psychologist Navlika Ratangee spoke about how to achieve mental wellbeing during the Covid-19 crisis. You can still watch this webcast for free here. The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) understands that the outbreak of Covid-19…

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Will the COVID-19 crisis close the wage gap?

Will the COVID-19 crisis close the wage gap?  Internationally, there is a growing trend to reduce executive pay in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. South Africa is following the trend, with several private sector companies voluntarily announcing reductions and donations in executive pay, among them Woolworths, EOH, FirstRand, Vodacom and Sibanye. The South African…

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The economic impact of COVID-19

The economic impact of COVID-19 SAICA hosted a webinar on 6 April 2020 where Chief Economist for Investec Bank Limited South Africa, Annabel Bishop, spoke about the effects of Sub-investment grade Status and the Coronavirus on our country’s already struggling economy. The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is offering a Leadership in a…

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Turning crisis into opportunity

Turning crisis into opportunity During lockdown, you may not be able to work in your business, but investor and entrepreneur, York Zucchi, shares expert tips on how you can work on your business Johannesburg, 23 April 2020 – If there’s anyone who knows how tough running your own business is, it’s entrepreneur and investor, York…

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Governance is ‘like a web’ − but in SA, the laws are like cobwebs

Daily Maverick Insider Sarah Powell moderated the panel on ‘Big Business, Big Responsibility’ with speakers Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu, Chancellor of the University of Pretoria, Futuregrowth’s Andrew Canter and PwC’s Trevor Hills during Daily Maverick’s The Gathering on Friday, 6 March 2020 (Photo: John Stupart) Corporate governance is like a web that goes far beyond the…

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Cover Story: Mariam Cassim CA(SA)

Turning hidden gems into gigantic profitsMariam Cassim says her day starts ‘in much the same way as any other typical mom’ – a surprisingly down-to-earth revelation from a woman who transformed Vodacom Financial Services from a loss-making company of R88 million to a profit-making business of R1 billion within three years. But realising an opportunity…

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SAICA congratulates successful APC candidates

On 14 February SAICA announced that 2 024 of the 3 560 candidates who wrote the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) evaluation in November 2019 successfully met the assessment’s requirements and who have therefore achieved the standard of excellence that makes them relevant for the market. ‘SAICA would like to congratulate the cohort of 2019…

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Meet some of SA’s Fintech disruptors

Many of South Africa’s most prominent entrepreneurs also happen to be CAs(SA). They spoke to Monique Verduyn about what it takes to run a successful business in a tough economy. Entrepreneurial endeavours have had a large-scale impact on economic conditions, business environment and job generation in South Africa. Entrepreneurs help drive change through innovation, where…

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