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)].

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William Ngobeni’s inspirational 15-year journey to success

William Ngobeni’s road to qualify as a CA(SA) been an exceptionally long and windy one. In February this year, he finally passed the qualifying exams after over a decade of stops and starts. SAICA applauds him for his courageous effort to persevere and succeed. William Ngobeni grew up in the small village of Lefiswane in…

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From scholarship kid to CA(SA)

Bongani Ngubeni’s tale is as inspiring as it is heartwarming. The CA(SA) qualification is a symbol of pride and prestige for many, but for Bongani Ngubeni, it carries extra significance: it’s a sign that he has fulfilled his dream of creating a secure and stable life. Having grown up in the Village of Hope, a…

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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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SAICA AGM Notice – 28 May 2020 at 09:00

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of members of The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) will be held at the SAICA offices, 17 Fricker Road, Illovo, Gauteng, on Thursday, 28 May 2020 at 09h00. For the purpose of the meeting, the following documents are available for you to view:…

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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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Achieving mental wellbeing during Covid-19

Achieving mental wellbeing during Covid-19 As part of Saica’s Leadership in a time of crisis webinar series, clinical psychologist Navlika Ratangee spoke about how to achieve mental wellbeing during the Covid-19 crisis. You can still watch this webcast for free here. The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) understands that the outbreak of Covid-19…

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Will the COVID-19 crisis close the wage gap?

Will the COVID-19 crisis close the wage gap?  Internationally, there is a growing trend to reduce executive pay in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. South Africa is following the trend, with several private sector companies voluntarily announcing reductions and donations in executive pay, among them Woolworths, EOH, FirstRand, Vodacom and Sibanye. The South African…

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The economic impact of COVID-19

The economic impact of COVID-19 SAICA hosted a webinar on 6 April 2020 where Chief Economist for Investec Bank Limited South Africa, Annabel Bishop, spoke about the effects of Sub-investment grade Status and the Coronavirus on our country’s already struggling economy. The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is offering a Leadership in a…

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Turning crisis into opportunity

Turning crisis into opportunity During lockdown, you may not be able to work in your business, but investor and entrepreneur, York Zucchi, shares expert tips on how you can work on your business Johannesburg, 23 April 2020 – If there’s anyone who knows how tough running your own business is, it’s entrepreneur and investor, York…

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