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

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Education: A post-industrial era education model

Rob Paddock, founder of GetSmarter digital learning platform, explains micro credentialling and the need to provide a post-industrial era education model which offers affordable, accessible and quality education to all. We are living in a world of radical shift. And yet, our education system harks back to a bygone era. As part of its ‘Future…

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Education: The art of unlearning and reimagining

COVID-19 is forcing us to have many conversations we probably should have initiated a long time ago − one of which is whether our education system needs to change. Author, futurist and strategy consultant Graeme Codrington recently spoke at a webinar on the future of accounting education, learning and professional development hosted by SAICA to…

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Viewpoints: Thriving at work post covid-19

Speaker, Facilitator, CoachWho would have thought that thriving at work post COVID-19 would be an issue? Businesses have had to evolve and transform in order to survive. And as business rewrites its ‘new normal’ and navigates ‘business unusual’, employees need to consciously do the same. Usha Maharaj CA(SA)Passionate about women empowerment and human potential Thriving…

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Viewpoints: Explaining tokenisation to six-year-olds

Blockchain SpecialistWhat is a blockchain-based ‘token’? It can be tricky to wrap one’s mind around concepts such as the tokenisation of financial assets, token fractionalisation, and how smart contracts behave in certain scenarios, even for seasoned DeFi (decentralised finance which does not use intermediaries) industry practitioners. Monica Singer CA(SA)Blockchain Evangelistfor Consensys Chances are you haven’t…

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Viewpoints: Closing 2020

Organisation Development ConsultantAs we move closer to finishing the defining year 2020, we should take some time to consider how we close and finish the year. An intentional and conscious approach to closure will serve us infinitely as we transition into 2021 with what it has in store for us. Paolo Giuricich CA(SA)Founder and ownerof…

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Hybrid remote working

In the early months of 2020, governments worldwide put their countries into lockdown to manage the spread of the coronavirus causing COVID-19. As a result, organisations enabled their workforce to work remotely. This move presented an opportunity to consider a hybrid remote working model post the pandemic. A hybrid remote working model entails employee working…

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Online assessment during COVID-19: The role of educators and students

Being an educator in South Africa is truly inspiring, as we facilitate learning and development for our students in the post-school space and assist them in developing their competence (this includes knowledge, skills and attributes) in the professional accounting arena. The development of these competencies is what builds capacity and improves our economic outlook over…

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On strategy: An interview with Michelle Olckers

I have always been intrigued by ‘strategy’, the thing that ultimately sets a company apart from the next, and probably, together with strong leadership, the main driver behind sustained value creation. In a series of interviews, I explore the approaches of different business leaders (all chartered accountants) to strategy. This month I had the privilege…

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