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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2019: A singularly suprising year

Alwyn van der Merwe, Director of Investments at Sanlam Private Wealth South Africa: 2019 was a year of significant – mainly positive – surprises for equity investors in general, despite SA shares lagging global peers. Contrary to expectation, the year has seen a more than 20% total return in global equities, while positive real returns…

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Bronwyn Corbertt CA(SA) wins big at EY Southern Africa’s Entrepreneur Awards

This year’s finalist group and of course, the winners, have built businesses across all sectors offering innovation and exceptional acumen and leadership on the topics of organisational culture, upskilling the unemployed youth, tourism and conservation, effective food supply chain management, online payment and credit systems, insurance and insurance underwriting, the owner and operator hotel model…

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Amendments to the regulation of primary and secondary listings on the JSE

by Colin du Toit, Madelein Burger, Elodie Maume from Webber Wentzel ​On 5 November, the JSE Limited (JSE) announced amendments to its Listings Requirements to strengthen the regulation of primary listings and secondary listings. The amendments follow an extensive consultation process with the market and the public that kicked off in September 2018 after the JSE released a…

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The Enhanced Auditor’s Report – Post-implementation Review in South Africa

The new and revised auditor reporting standards became effective for audits of financial statements for periods ending on or after 15 December 2016. With more than two years of post-implementation experience, SAICA provides an overview and analysis of the revised format of the auditor’s reports of certain entities listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).…

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Referral Fees or Commisions? What Needs To Be Considered?

It is vital that the professional accountant be proactive in ensuring that sufficient safeguards are in place ahead of referral fees or commission being paid or received Professional accountants are required to comply with the fundamental principles and apply the conceptual framework set out in the Code of Professional Conduct of the South African Institute…

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CPD: Revisiting Key Audit Matters – An Analysis of Reporting Trends

In an environment where accounting irregularities and auditing failures are in the spotlight, the pressure remains on auditors to enhance communication between them and investors, as well as those charged with governance, and to increase the confidence of the users of the financial statements in the auditor’s reports. A question remains, however, whether the users…

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CPD: Safeguards and the Revised Code of Conduct

All professional accountants, whether in business or in private practice, must comply with the requirements of the SAICA Code of Professional Conduct of and whenever compliance with the Code is threatened, safeguards are the only way to ensure that the professional accountants ‘meet their responsibility to act in the public interest’ to which the profession…

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