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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: Humanity will rise as a force, stronger than a disease

Lockdown is like standing on the edge of what is known and unknown At the edge, you have options 1. You stand still, hoping that things go “back to normal” or 2. You wait to be rescued; or 3. You embrace the opportunity and boldly find your wings to fly. During Lockdown, there were many…

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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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What good leaders do in a time of crisis

As part of SAICA’s Leadership in a time of crisis webinar series, CA(SA) and CFO of Discovery Health, Brett Tromp, shared his thoughts on what good leaders can do in a time of crisis. In good times, a leader’s role is straightforward: keep your company afloat, your staff employed, and your customers satisfied. It’s during…

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The economic impact of COVID-19

SAICA hosted a webinar on 6 April 2020 where Annabel Bishop, Chief Economist for Investec Bank Limited South Africa, spoke about the effects of sub-investment grade status and the coronavirus on our country’s already struggling economy. SAICA is offering a ‘Leadership in a time of crisis’ webinar series as part of the Institute’s response to…

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A Thought (or penny) to spare

While many have hunkered down literally ‘zooming’ across the net attending webinars, conference calls and Pilates classes from the comfort of their homes relatively safe from contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus, fellow South Africans are facing an even bigger threat from the economic fallout created by the lockdown; the very tool deployed to prevent the spread…

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SAICA Disciplinary Report Quarter 1 2020

Overview of the disciplinary process All member complaints received by SAICA are referred to the designated officer and allocated to the Legal and Discipline Unit staff for case management. All cases in which SAICA has jurisdiction are prepared for submission to the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC). The PCC is an independent committee chaired by either…

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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: 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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Viewpoints: Honey, you’re right again!

Warwick Business School has recently confirmed that women investors outperform their male counterparts, and by no less than 1,8 % per annum on average. Over 30 years, that’s double your money! Mike Lledo CA(SA)IndependentFinancial Services Consultant The wealth is growing Women now control a third of the world’s wealth, according to the Boston Consulting Group…

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