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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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Difference Maker Profile: Melissa Jacobs – Saving one lion at a time

Melissa Jacobs CA(SA) is the founder and owner of MJ Chartered Accountants. Unlike other accounting firms, hers is fiercely devoted to the preservations of lions. Her love for wildlife began as a child and knowing that the lion populations are seriously endangered triggered her to do something about it. With an estimated 20 000 lions…

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SDG: Reduce inequality within and among countries

South Africa is known as one of the world’s most unequal countries. Despite efforts from the government and implementations such as B-BBEE or affirmative action, limited progress has been made to heal South Africa from its legacy of apartheid. Furthermore, our socio-economic status continues to suffer. To provide some perspective, the richest 10% of South…

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Feature: Long-serving CEOs make the best leaders

Brand Finance’s Brand Guardianship Index finds that longer-serving CEOs make the best custodians for their businesses and brands The latest Brand Guardianship Index from Brand Finance has shown that the CEOs that are best at providing long-term value to their brand are also the CEOs that have been in their role for longer. The average…

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Feature: The romanticism and reality of a career in academia

Recent conversations with professionals made me realise that there are many misconceptions about the opportunities within academia as well as the hard work required I recently made calls to professionals to create awareness about vacancies for lecturers at university and had the most interesting conversations. Various CAs(SA) I spoke to did not consider academia ‘a…

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International Profile: Monique Tessa Malan – Taking tax to the next level

In March 2021, Monique Tessa Malan was elated to hear that she was one of five candidates from around the world − and to date, the only student from Africa − to be admitted to the Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation (DIBT) at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business, WU). Before moving…

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International Profile: Nilza Mngomezulu – Hard work pays off

Referring to her time in Mozambique, Nilza Mngomezulu says: ‘You won’t know the limits of your strength until you test yourself.’ This statement has proved to be her motto in life Growing up in an underprivileged family Nilza soon realised that she only had one option to get into university and ultimately realising her dream…

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Feature: Tips for building a tech-savvy accounting practice

We have entered the age of the digital accountancy practice. Organisations embracing digitalisation and becoming tech-savvy will gain a valuable competitive edge by improving their productivity, enhancing how they collaborate with their customers, embracing more flexible ways of working and even unlocking new revenue strea Many practices are unsure how to start or progress on…

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On strategy: Zunaid Bulbulia – Lessons from the C-Suite

In a series of interviews, I explore the approaches of different business leaders (all of them chartered accountants) to strategy. This month I was in conversation with Zunaid Bulbulia CA(SA), who brought a wealth of C-Suite experience to the conversation To truly appreciate the experience that Zunaid brings to the strategy conversation, a brief overview…

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