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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Keeping the Balance: Nicky Els CA(SA)

AS AN ACCOUNTANT, YOU HAVE TAKEN A PLEDGE TO BE HONEST IN YOUR DEALINGS, SO IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU WORK WITH COMPLETE INTEGRITY Chartered accountant Nicky Els, Team Leader − Governance and Reporting in the FirstRand finance area, is passionate about maintaining integrity in the accounting and finance sector. And when she’s not…

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Evolving into the Authentic Self: Talitha Ferreira CA(SA)

BECOMING AUTHENTIC AS AN INDIVIDUAL GIVES YOU THE POWER TO BE A CHANGE AGENT FOR YOUR OWN WORKING ENVIRONMENT TOO, AS A RESULT OF THE PROFOUNDER AND MORE CONNECTED WORKPLACE INTERACTIONS YOU WILL CULTIVATE Authenticity requires consciousness and connectedness. It’s a pursuit that Talita Ferreira has devoted much of her life to. When people are…

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SAICA Suspends Markus Jooste’s Membership

PENDING FINALISATION OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS Mr Markus Jooste tendered his resignation from SAICA in a letter received from his lawyers on 14 June 2019.  Citing the reasons for his resignation, Jooste’s lawyers allege that the outcome of the proposed disciplinary enquiry against their client has been predetermined by SAICA, following media reports in which SAICA…

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Paying it Forward: Makoena Mabusela CA(SA)

SOMETIMES WHEN I GO BACK TO LIMPOPO I SEE KIDS I GREW UP WITH LIVING IN TERRIBLE POVERTY. SOME WERE REALLY BRIGHT BUT HAD NOBODY THAT BELIEVED IN THEM. THAT CYCLE NEEDS TO END Having lived through poverty as a child Makoena Mabusela CA(SA) is passionate about helping others break out of the cycle. READ…

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SPONSORED CONTENT: Ghost employees could cost you your business

The occurrence of ghost employees on a company’s payroll system ranks as the most difficult type of payroll fraud to detect, particularly in larger companies where no proper controls exist. Over time, this can pose a serious threat to the organisation’s profitability and sustainability, declares CRS Technologies general manager Ian McAlister. “A ghost employee is…

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We can all lead change

South Africa is facing a crisis of confidence from inside the country and internationally. SAICA and the Accountancy profession are no exception. When organisations, communities, or societies face intractable challenges, the cries for leadership can be deafening. Often these cries reflect the longing for individuals who possess special talents and attributes to inspire their organisations…

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Opinion piece: Chatbots – revolutionising telcos’ contact centres, driving a better customer experience

By Emmanuelle Salon, Business Development Manager – Telcos – South Africa – Wipro Limited The local contact centre industry is thriving and has seen substantial growth over the last four years, as South Africa became an enticing destination for offshore business. Concurrently, telcos across the world are seeking to improve their customer experience and reduce…

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Cash is not the safe haven you may think

Daryl Coker, Advisory Partner, Citadel 30 July 2019: From Trump’s trade wars and Brexit woes to the looming threat of a credit rating downgrade in South Africa, rising waves of political and market volatility have left more and more investors wondering whether it wouldn’t be better to keep assets safely tucked away in cash. And…

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Firing up commitment during organisational change

Change in any form has a destructive streak. “Within organisations change can often weaken work commitment,” says Helene Vermaak from corporate cultural experts The Human Edge. “The key to avoiding the destructive streak that change can leave on an organisation is for the leadership team to build a burning level of job commitment, as soon…

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