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)].







South Africa’s Corporate Meltdown

The temptation is to jump to the conclusion that South African business is fraught with malfeasance, but thisanalysis  seeks to illustrate that while there has no doubt been unethical behaviour, the majority of failures have been through a combination of bad luck, tough conditions, one-off unanticipated events and poor judgement. READ ARTICLE

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SAICA’s assistance to government regarding Eskom’s restructuring

The SAICA Board has agreed to a request from the Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, and the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, for SAICA to assist Government with the restructuring of its Eskom business through the establishment of the office of the Chief Restructuring Officer. SAICA will put together a team of specialists lead…

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Why is the Amazon rain-forest so important?

The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest, known as the lungs of the planet for its role in absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. The billions of trees hold a vast amount of carbon, accumulated over hundreds and even thousands of years. The leaves absorb a huge quantity of carbon dioxide and put oxygen back…

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Women from Ivory Cost turn plastic into classrooms

Every day, Côte d’Ivoire’s economic capital of Abidjan produces 288 tonnes of plastic waste, most of which ends up in landfills in low-income communities like Gonzagueville, polluting the air, land, sea and children’s playgrounds. Only about 5% is recycled, mostly informally by women who take it from landfills and sell it at very low prices.…

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Cover Story: Shirley Machaba

For the newly appointed CEO of PwC, Shirley Machaba, building a leadership legacy driven by her own values and those of the firm will be her most significant achievement. There’s a clear divide in South Africa between businesses that are committed to gender equity and those that aren’t. According to Grant Thornton’s recent International Business…

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Be greedy when others are fearful: Why it’s time to invest in SA

By Jeff Miller With the World Economic Forum for Africa happening in Cape Town this week as well as the latest quarterly SA GDP data being released, there is naturally a big focus on the state of SA Inc. It’s no secret that in 2019, South Africa’s economic environment has been fraught with challenges. South…

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Opinion piece: Preparing your data for PoPI – the time to act is now

By Hayden Sadler, Country Manager for South Africa at INFINIDAT Now is the time for companies to ensure their data is compliant with the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act. Although, South African businesses have been slow on the uptake when preparing for PoPI, intelligent data management can greatly simplify this mammoth task. Wavering is…

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