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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A passion for the public sector

As the accounting profession in South Africa evolves, the sector is welcoming new talent into its ranks. SAICA’s numerous training programmes are evidence that the industry is churning out fresher, younger minds as it continues to grow. But with so many opportunities to work in the lucrative private sector, why would a young professional choose…

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Ethical conduct starts with personal values

When asking a school child what values his/her school embraces, he/she will quickly tell you: respect, honesty, fairness, responsibility, acceptance, excellence … We all develop personal values from a very young age, and these values are personally embedded in who we are, where we come from, what we have experienced, and how we see the…

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Old Mutual on building CA(Libre)

In February 2020, Old Mutual launched OM CA(Libre) – a programme aimed at building a community around the more than 250 chartered accountants employed across Old Mutual Limited − to enhance their sense of belonging and to build a shared purpose, values and identity. Built on the foundations of a long and admirable focus on…

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Cloud accounting software market growing significantly

Cloud adoption and the business growth it enables will be critical for growth in a global post-COVID-19, recovery. According to Verified Market Reports, the global cloud accounting software market is forecast to grow at a significant rate, growing at 8,5% in the forecast period 2019−2025. While the forecast was made in 2019, the market, global…

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Creating an ethical training environment

Training offices play a critical role in developing future SAICA members and associates. For a long time, the emphasis of the training programme has been on providing an opportunity for trainees to practise and demonstrate technical competence while developing as professionals. The amended training programme competencies in 2016 started to place more emphasis on professional…

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Towards better ethical decision-making

Ethical decision-making rooted in the fundamental principles, supported by the decision-making framework known as the conceptual framework, and informed by efforts to address the five sources of bias produces a better result, insulates the decision-maker from questionable conduct, and is superior to an ‘I know best’ approach. There is a school of thought commonly held…

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Leaving a legacy

People who changed the profession Whether they were driving transformation or working to instil a culture of ethics, the pioneers who shaped the accounting profession in South Africa have one thing in common: their passion for the industry spurred them to do all they could to ensure it is world class. Every industry has its…

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Thato tackles transformation

Thato Tsotetsi is forging a dynamic and exciting career while passionately playing her part in re-shaping the South African economic landscape. In 2020, advertising industry history was made when Joe Public United became the largest black-owned independent advertising agency in South Africa. It was a big moment for the members of Ikhamva Lakusasa, a newly…

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