SAICA offers three reputable professional accounting and business designations from a foundational to a strategic level of accounting and business competence –

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







Each degree matters

Limiting global warming to 1,5 °C is essential to South Africa’s socio-economic survival, and it requires an immediate and strong commitment from the public and private sectors. Extreme and unpredictable weather conditions, floods, droughts, cyclones and rising sea levels are among the major climate change challenges for business operations and have direct implications for commerce…

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Farming for the future

Quantifying your social contribution … That’s precisely why the business case for Bonginkosi’s Team3 Farm project caught the attention of SAICA’s annual student competition judges. With SAICA’s increasing emphasis on the role of the profession in addressing global challenges, particularly those outlined in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Team3 Farm offered a particularly strong…

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Viewpoints: Adversity is hi-octane fuel for entrepreneurship

Business Innovator and CatalystAdversity is one of the most powerful forces driving progression, innovation and entrepreneurship. Depending on your approach it’s either an insurmountable obstacle or a ramp for your successful trajectory. It will force you to choose to bring out the best or the worst in you. Paul Plummer CA(SA)Founding Member of Blackslope There…

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Covid-19: Financial and Business Lessons

Covid-19: Financial and Business Lessons The year 2020 was earmarked to be the ’20-plenty’ year. A year filled with great expectations, abundance, growth, achievement and joy. The outbreak of covid-19 brought those expectations to a sudden halt. It almost feels unreal that a virus can have this significant impact on the entire world. The world…

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Covid-19 lockdown and tax and unemployment related matters

Covid-19 lockdown and tax and unemployment related matters Authors: Piet Nel and Juanita Steenekamp SAICA The Covid-19 lockdown currently in place will have an impact on tax related matters.  This includes contact with SARS, returns and payments due to SARS, as well as disputes.  It also has an impact on employers and their employees.  Whilst…

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SAICA congratulates successful January ITC candidates

SAICA congratulates successful January ITC candidates Johannesburg, Friday, 27 March 2020: The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) would like to congratulate the 2 149 (of the 3 657) aspirant chartered accountants (CAs(SA)) who passed the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) in January 2020. Those candidates who were unsuccessful will have another opportunity later…

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COVID-19 crash: What South Africa can learn from previous market crashes

The JSE ALSI recovered more quickly than the major US and UK indices during the last two crashes. The global economy was already on a fragile footing when a Black Swan appeared in January 2020 in the form of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The impact of the disease and the fallout from countermeasures has…

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Coronavirus, Contracts and Force Majeure

The Coronavirus is having a significant impact on the global economy as it increasingly disrupts production, supply chains and travel. With that in mind, organisations should consider any potential legal risks and how to protect themselves against them. In January, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that the outbreak of the coronavirus was a public…

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