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

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COVID-19: Future trends and their impact on the world

The trends shaping our world of tomorrow are changing rapidly with COVID-19. In this article, the multi-level perspective on societal change model will be used to explain various trends and their potential impact on the economy, politics, technology, society and resources. We are operating in a new, fast-evolving multipolar global landscape in which challenges are…

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COVID-19 is likely to reshape the world – here’s how accountants can help

By Pieter Bensch, Executive Vice-President at Sage Africa & Middle East As an accountant, you have an invaluable role to play in helping your clients survive the COVID-19 outbreak and its economic effects. With the pandemic and the national lockdown battering nearly every company in South Africa, they need your counsel and practical advice more…

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ITC and APC EXAM dates change due to Covid-19

We find ourselves in significantly challenging and difficult times: a constantly changing world which is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. With these uncertain circumstances we all need to rapidly adapt to change. Like many other organisations, SAICA finds itself in the position of having to make some very difficult decisions, particularly about the upcoming SAICA…

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COVID-19 crisis – Audit offices responding in times of crisis

The outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic has demanded an extraordinary response by governments around the world. The fight against the biggest health threat of our time requires of every parliament, organisation, company and individual to respond quickly to this challenge. It cannot be business as usual. The same applies to national audit offices. Not…

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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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Feature: Congratulations! YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARD WINNERS

The AGSA’s Young Professional Award winners are on a quest to bring about change and transformation to the auditing and accounting profession by prioritising and enhancing accountability and transparency in everything that they do. These vibrantly skilled #cultureshifters are paving the way for the next generation of audit professionals through their unwavering commitment to insight…

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Special feature: Reflections on a positive impact

Annie McWalter, CEO of The Hope Factory and SAICA Enterprise Development, reflects on the positive impact they had in 2023.   At the beginning of 2023, we had set ourselves the objective to continue to impact various communities throughout South Africa positively through small business development and the creation of new jobs in the South…

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Special feature: Unveiling some of SAICA’s 2023 highlights

2023 was an exciting and eventful year! As we traverse the dynamic landscape of the accounting profession in 2023, we reflect on a few of the many engaging and insightful events that SAICA hosted, leaving an indelible mark on many of our members during this past year. Through extensive communication and engagement campaigns and activities,…

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Feature: Who wins in the financial services of the future?

While many traditional and established banks remain profitable, it’s no secret that key performance measures are facing mounting pressure. Future profit growth for banks remains elusive, particularly with a rapidly growing fintech industry. New propositions delivered by fintechs have over some time challenged the value delivered by traditional banks. But just how disruptive are fintechs…

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Lifestyle: Travel – Clico Boutique Restaurant Hotel and Conferencing

True to the founder’s vision, Clico Boutique Hotel is a premier, serene and intimate establishment rightly positioned in the heart of Rosebank in Johannesburg. Its story begins with Jeanette Schwegman wanting to cater for travel-weary, discerning guests, and in addition to accommodating corporate guests as well as leisure-seeking tourists. The brief was clear, ‘create a…

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Difference Maker: A new chapter – Freeman Nomvalo reflects on transformation, discipline, trust and leadership

Freeman Nomvalo’s five-year term as CEO of SAICA came to an end in December 2023. He was appointed in 2019 after the accounting profession had suffered a series of scandals, including the collapse of VBS Bank and Steinhoff, as well as a clean audit of the Gupta family companies. In Nomvalo’s final town hall, he…

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Cover Story: A five-year journey of transformation and servant leadership

Sithembiso Freeman Nomvalo’s tenure as SAICA’s CEO has been defined by a series of transformative accomplishments that have solidified SAICA’s position as a vanguard institution in the accountancy profession. Nomvalo’s leadership has been synonymous with a commitment to value creation, resilience and a staunch dedication to serving the profession. Having joined SAICA at a time…

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Feature: Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on academia

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has ushered in rapid progress that is fundamentally reshaping various facets of human life, including career opportunities and educational methodologies. Kurt Naicker CA(SA), senior lecturer from the North-West University’s School of Accounting Sciences, delves into the ongoing discourse surrounding advanced process automation and machine learning. According to Kurt, academia has…

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