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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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Viewpoints: VAT implications: temporary residential letting

The latest VAT Act amendment concerns the temporary letting of fixed property by developers (Taxation Laws Amendment Act 2021). The change comes into effect on 1 April 2022. New sections 9(13), 10(29), 16(3)(o), and 18D cover this amendment. Muneer Hassan CA(SA) Tax Consultant, Senior Lecturer in Taxation at UJ and Lecturer on the Gauteng Board…

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Viewpoints: Is work-readiness training ever sufficient?

It is worth questioning whether work-readiness training in its current form is sufficient to enable efficiencies within the organisation over the long term. Therefore, for work-readiness to be effective, we need to consider the graduate’s previous experience and whether the current workplace can be an enriched environment. Zanele Maduna CA(SA) Founder and CEO of No-Valo…

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RECOMMEND: Devising and publishing a business rescue plan

The Companies Act 71 of 2008 sets out the timeframes to formulate a business rescue plan and the format in which it must be presented after you have accepted an appointment as a business rescue practitioner and have met with the distressed business’ affected persons. The success or failure of the rescue will depend on…

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July 2022 Issue

Be a difference maker In John C Maxwell’s book The Difference Maker, he asks what can make a difference in our lives today? How can two people with the same skills and abilities, and in the same situation, end up with two different outcomes? He says the difference maker is an attitude − your attitude…

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June 2022 Issue

Building trust and solving problems Everyone knows that financial expertise and operational know-how are vital for executives to manage profitable businesses. Still, nowadays a new set of skills is even more important, and recent research suggests that leaders with social skills and emotional intelligence are needed most. The study suggests that what is needed is…

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