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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Top-35-under-35 2020 Finalist: Angella Makowe Mutonhora

After completing her tertiary education in Zimbabwe, Angella relocated to South Africa in 2009 to pursue her dream of qualifying as a chartered accountant. This was not a seamless process, as she spent two years working as a bar waitress and part-time lecturer to raise funds for her CTA and attempting to secure a training…

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This Isn’t a Man’s World: Women in Business

The 26th of August marks Women’s Equality Day, which focuses on forging a gender-equal world, celebrating women’s successes, and raising awareness of historic and present bias. There’s a lot of discussion around women in the workplace and underrepresentation in industry — 5% of U.S. ownership in the tech industry is women, and only 2.9% of…

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Insurers Seeking the silver lining in the COVID-19 pandemic

Pre the COVID-19 pandemic the insurance industry was already dealing with large-scale regulatory changes, implementing IFRS 17, and repositioning insurers for changing customer needs. The added complexity of the pandemic has certainly not helped the sleeping patterns of insurance executives. Whilst the economic strain of the pandemic is clear to see, there are some positives…

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CPD: The FICA Amendment Act – What you need to know

While the 2017 FICA Amendment Act, which came into effect of 1 April 2019, sought to fix problematic clauses within the FICA Act, it has real-world consequences for accountable institution. Regulatory changes by the state and the agencies acting on their behalf have become a status quo for financial institutions, adding to their already onerous…

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CPD: An overview of ISA 240, Part 2

Mario Fazekas, a certified forensic auditor, presented a webcast1 in which he provided an overview of the auditor’s responsibilities relating to fraud using ISA 240, The Auditor’s Responsibilities Relating to Fraud in an Audit of Financial Statements (ISA 240), as the outline. The key messages from the webcast are summarised in a two-part article series.…

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Viewpoints: Supplementary budget 2020

TAX Specialist On 24 June 2020, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni tabled a supplementary budget necessitated by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn. This budget introduced adjustments to the original budget tabled in February 2020 and formalised the two tax bills which provide relief to taxpayers in response to COVID-19. Furthermore it sets…

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Viewpoints: Home-schooling: the great un-expectation

Empowers Equips EducatesWhen I think of 2020, I am reminded of the opening line ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’ in Charles Dickens’ book A tale of two cities. 2020 has been the year when what was planned became irrelevant and what was unplanned suddenly became very relevant. Wadzanai…

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Viewpoints: Presenting using online platforms

Public Speaking TrainerThere are a host of options to present using online platforms: MS Teams, Skype, Zoom, Go-To-Meeting, and WhatsApp video calling, to mention a few. Your objective is to become comfortable to present using any of these mediums – think of these as a venue in which to present. Let us look at what…

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