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

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Approaching Data Privacy Compliance with A King IV Mindset

With A King IV Mindset The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) is South Africa’s data privacy legislation which regulates how personal information must be processed from the moment of collection until the moment of destruction to ensure that it is adequately protected and secure. POPIA was enacted in 2013 but a commencement date has…

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SDG Profile: Working Doggedly To Prevent Poaching

The role of honorary ranger suits this animal-loving books-balancer to a T, but how exactly does one end up in a career that also stokes your passion of protecting the natural environment? Leonie Meyer CA(SA) is a reporting strategist at GreymatterFinch as well as an active member of SANParks Honorary Rangers (SHR). At SHR she…

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SDG Thought Leadership: Matric Results Show Worrying Trend

While matrics around the country celebrate their success following the Department of Basic Education’s release of the 2019 NSC and IEB matric results, SAICA is concerned about the long-term repercussions of ongoing trends for the future of our economy Chantyl Mulder CA(SA) Photo: Theana Breugem ‘It’s a milestone achievement!’ exclaimed Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic…

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CA(SA) Profile: Monica Singer

Preventing corruption in financial markets Monica Singer shares her story: from CEO of Strate, a leading central securities depository, to joining ConsenSys to champion the adoption of blockchain technology in Africa. Photo: André van der Merwe Monica Singer CA(SA) led the digitisation efforts in the South African financial markets as CEO of Strate, a licensed…

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Why Use A Bottom-up Leadership Approach?

In the bottom-up leadership approach, leaders don’t take charge of the situation but rather allow employees to initiate, ignite and drive with the objective of steering them on the correct path Hiten Keshave CA(SA) MBA ‘We’ve all been asked: ‘What’s your New Year’s resolution’. We apply our resolutions to our personal lives and careers, and…

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Aligning Different Perspectives Of Ethics

It is easy to have the view that ‘right is right’ and ‘wrong is wrong’, but what if one person truly believes a different ‘right’ to someone else? One of the key challenges for businesses operating in several jurisdictions is that individuals and cultures have different perspectives on what is right and wrong. Organisations that…

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Cover Story: Ronel Jooste CA(SA)

Out of the comfort zone Ronel Jooste believes that the beauty of being an entrepreneur lies in the fact that whatever you can envisage, you can put into action. And she should know – as a financial consultant, speaker, author and guesthouse owner, she has actioned her entrepreneurial dreams and it has changed her life.…

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Under-representation of female leaders in Corporate SA

Research from Grant Thornton and PwC shows that women represent only 20% – 29% of senior management in South Africa, even though they are half the population. Lindiwe Sebesho, Executive Committee Member of the South African Reward Association (SARA) and Master Reward Specialist, says societal perceptions continue to hold women back from taking up more…

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The Stages of Industrial Revolution and Its Impact on Jobs

In South Africa, everyone is talking about the Fourth Industrial Revolution or 4IR, but when leaders including politicians are asked “What is the 4th Industrial Revolution?” and when they can’t answer, the proverbial question that follows is, “So what is the 3rd Industrial Revolution then?” Could the reason that South Africans are slow or scared…

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