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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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Working from home to reduce COVID 19 infection rate has created another – an endless working day!

Ever hear the phrase “Trying to solve for one problem, creates another” Working from home to reduce COVID 19 infection rate has created another – AN ENDLESS WORKING DAY! With the unwinding of Lockdown, most people will still be advised to work from home. Having to sit for more than 8 hours a day in…

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COVID-19 crisis points to the need for robust succession plans

COVID-19 crisis points to the need for robust succession plans Institute of Directors in Southern Africa 28 April 2020   Scene of Public indoor with barrier tape .Closing building during coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic concept Although it’s recommended in King IV, succession planning is often neglected because it’s an uncomfortable subject. The COVID-19 crisis should act…

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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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How to save a company from the impact of COVID-19

How to save a company from the impact of COVID-19 By John Evans CA(SA) – RS Advisors   Johannesburg, 17 April 2020 – The global outbreak of Coronavirus and the subsequent national lockdown announced by President Ramaphosa in March 2020 have undoubtedly impacted many companies. John Evans from RS Advisors, and a member of the…

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Business Rescue: Economic Remedy For Covid-19?

Business Rescue: Economic Remedy For Covid-19? By Professor Raj Rajaram The COVID-19 virus has ruthlessly battered the world’s economy and its citizens’ health. The timing of the virus infection and the subsequent lockdown could not have been worse for South Africa. Our economy, already grappling with low GDP growth and high levels of unemployment, suffered…

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Practical steps during and after the Covid-19 lockdown for business recovery (and growth)

Practical steps during and after the Covid-19 lockdown for business recovery (and growth) Right now, most owners of small and medium size (“SME”) businesses have been out of business for three weeks. Some have been able to continue paying their employees, their rent, their utility bills, their creditors – others have not. With another two…

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Viewpoints: Diversify to change your world

Innovator and bloggerI tend to love the business, psychology and philosophy sections of Exclusive Books, but it recently hit me that I was reading almost predominately books written by males. So, in the middle of 2020, I vowed to make an effort to read more books by female authors Chief Innovation Officer: Tencent Africa Women…

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Viewpoints: Tips for women education

I left the corporate world after more than a decade in 2015 to pursue my entrepreneurial aspirations. Today I have five businesses – wellness, guesthouse, financial consulting and training, travel marketing, and now also a spa. I gladly share some tips from my experiences Ronel Jooste CA(SA)Director at FinanciallyFiTLifeand author, speaker and radio talk show…

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Recommend: ITC Results 2021

SAICA announced that 2 507 (2020: 2 149) candidates who wrote the first 2021 sitting of the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) in April had passed When it comes to education and training during the COVID-19 pandemic, the global consensus is that students are negatively affected by the challenges of studying remotely. Over and above…

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Why numbers are important

Nyawa Dikwayo loves numbers because they help identify developmental needs and create accountability For Nyawa Dikwayo, having a good teacher made all the difference. It was when she got to Grade 10 that her love for numbers and problem-solving was nurtured by an accounting teacher who helped her achieve her potential and planted the seed…

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Cover Story: 7 women living their best lives empowering others

This month, we spoke to seven strong, empowered, empowering women who prove, beyond any doubt, that there is no limit to what women can accomplish and that, as Margaret Thatcher said, ‘If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.’ They are proof that if you do what…

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A microlearning session with entrepreneur Lynette Badenhorst

A CA(SA) entrepreneur who has shown courage over the last 30 years is Lynette Badenhorst. She was born in 1967 and is currently managing director of Probeta Training (Pty) Ltd and the brain behind the online learning platform Akhanani Online Training Solutions Spending her days either on the road or in planes, or in airports,…

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Women revamping the accounting profession

2020 was a year like no other in our lifetime, with the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the global economy. Despite the many challenges, women around the globe continued to show up, step up and lead It’s these types of women that global company Practice Ignition named in its Top 50 #WomeninAccounting for 2020 − a list…

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Focus: Women talk about investing

Starting to invest as early as possible, and as much as possible, is one of the best decisions you can make to optimise your wealth creation. This month five experts – all women, of course – will cover topics right from starting with a simple, sound investment approach to tapping into a multi-billion-dollar investment industry.…

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Recommend: Integrated reporting in the public sector … Why?

SAICA has identified a need to develop guidance and increase awareness on integrated reporting in the public sector, and the Public Sector Integrated Reporting Project Group (PSIRPG) was established to with this. The PSIRPG’s objectives include raising awareness and the development of guidance for integrated reporting in the public Integrated reporting and the concept of…

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