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Accounting Technician [AT(SA)], Associate General Accountant [AGA(SA)] and Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)].

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New Series: Virtual leadership in a crisis – support for leaders by Talita Ferreira CA(SA)

Virtual leadership in a crisis – support for leaders Author: Talita Ferreira CA(SA) “Identify what you are feeling and where you are as a leader” As leaders, we are like a contagion. How we show up will impact our teams. #Leadingvirtually is no different. We might be #feelingpressure and dealing with the #crisisplanning one moment…

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VIDEO Series: Coaching Insights In A Time of Uncertainty: What to expect in a lockdown

Coaching Insights In A Time of Uncertainty: What to expect in a lockdown You are able to control that which you are aware of. In this video you will learn about the most common fears relating to a lockdown and how to mentally prepare for it. More Videos by Dineshrie Pillay What to expect in…

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SAICA Training Offices and Covid-19

SAICA Training Offices and Covid-19   We have received many queries relating to the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on training offices and the training programme, such as what to do in relation to assessment, providing exposure and tracking core hours, the possibility of extensions or suspensions to contracts and whether SAICA has considered some…

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Free Webcast: COVID-19 Technical Update

Free Webcast Series: SAICA Leadership in a time of crisis series Webcast # 7: COVID-19 Technical Update (Thursday, 9 April 2020 15h00 – 17h00)   Who Should Attend Members, associates and non-members interested in technical developments related to Covid-19.   Overview The webcast will provide delegates with updates on the COVID-19 implications on IFRS, tax…

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#COVID19: Staying in touch with customers during the pandemic

#COVID19: Staying in touch with customers during the pandemic By Selina Bieber, Senior Regional Director for Turkey, MENA and South Africa, GoDaddy This is an uncertain time for South African business owners, but it may offer an opportunity to focus on the factors that are within your control  to help steer your way through the…

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Could SA by some miracle dodge worst of Covid-19 curse?

Could SA by some miracle dodge worst of Covid-19 curse? – Alan Knott-Craig Authors: Linda van Tilburg , Alan Knott-Craig Published: https://www.biznews.com   South Africa might just get lucky By Alan Knott-Craig* In February, our country was in bad shape. Our stock market was over-heated. We were heading for a recession. We were heading for…

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COVID-19 lockdown: What to do if you are a South African stranded abroad

COVID-19 lockdown: What to do if you are a South African stranded abroad Authored by: Lerato Mahupela, Immigration Specialist at Xpatweb Worldwide travel restrictions are accompanied by various national strategies aimed at limiting the movement of people to prevent transmission of COVID-19. One of the global strategies has been to shutdown major port of entries,…

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Risks emerging from Covid-19

Risks emerging from Covid-19 Authored by: Gillian Le Cordeur, IRMSA CEO As we navigate our way through this crisis, that not only South Africa but the entire World is dealing with, The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) Executive Committee has highlighted many risks and opportunities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is of…

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The effect of COVID-19 on year-end audits

The effect of COVID-19 on year-end audits   Author: Hayley Barker Hoogwerf , SAICA Project Director: Assurance as author for this article Can year-end audits be postponed till the end of the isolation period, or is it mandatory that they continue even during the quarantine? In answering this question, it is first important to understand the relevant…

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Recommend: Changes to ISA 315

According to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), International Standard on Auditing 315 (Revised 2019), Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement (ISA 315 (Revised 2019), has been revised to promote robust and consistent risk identification and assessment After reviewing the changes to ISA 315, I agree that the changes have clarified…

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Recommend: Internal audit – An essential tool for audit committees

It is often said that the internal audit function (IAF) is the eyes and ears of the audit committee. What does this exactly mean when we deal with the public sector environment for members of audit committees? Each entity in the public sector sphere must have an internal audit function (IAF) that has primary reporting…

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Feature: SAICA ethical realities podcast with Mpho Mookapele – Mariétte Venter: the VBS saga

Mariétte Venter was the acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Capricorn District Municipality in Limpopo in 2016. The municipality was one of many which had invested funds in VBS Mutual Bank while Venter was on maternity leave. Venter recognised several red flags, demanded the money back and was suspended for her efforts. This is…

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Feature: Is your organisation cyber-ready?

What does cybersecurity mean for your organisation? And what can your organisation do to protect itself against cybersecurity threats? We are already more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and throughout the pandemic we continued to see a rise in cyber-attacks. In a world where technology is the new way of living, there is…

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Feature: Stewardship versus neoliberalism

Wayne van Zijl offers insights into our preferences for certain accounting treatments The development of accountants has come a long way. We have sophisticated degrees designed to provide prospective accountants with the technical and theoretical foundation that they need to understand, interpret and apply IFRS Standards. We also have entrance criteria, exams and training periods…

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Feature: Corporate failures … Why don’t we learn?

The world of accounting is rapidly changing as South Africa scrambles to regain its status as one of the world leaders in terms of corporate reporting. But the profession has been marred by enormous scandals involving fraud, corruption and unethical behaviour over the past few years, causing mistrust in society for a profession that used…

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Feature: The COVID-19 pandemic challenges and opportunities for women entrepreneurs

While women entrepreneurs optimistically face the future in order to succeed, we cannot ignore the uneven challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic In considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of gender, worldwide research indicates that women entrepreneurs appear to have been the hardest hit. A staggering 87% of women business owners…

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Feature: Living a life filled with soul, flow and grace

Stress is a natural response to help us survive, avoid an accident or deliver at our best. But we are meant to rest, regenerate and recover after a period of stress, emulating a natural wave in our energy patterns ‘It’s not stress that kills us, it’s our reaction to it.’ However, it’s not just our…

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Feature: The first woman

The First Woman plays the role of planting the most critical seed among women: to help reimagine the lens we use to look at ourselves Why do we celebrate when women are appointed to leadership roles? Take the appointment of Tsakani Maluleke as the first woman to head the Auditor-General of South Africa, the story…

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Advice: Creating a ‘cute and fluffy’ training environment

Are training offices prepared to re-evaluate their structure to incorporate the ‘cute and fluffy’, thereby creating a friendlier, more supportive work environment for trainees while ensuring efficient and effective performance? If we talk to trainees in the audit environment, be it in small, medium, or large firms, the environment is often described as unsupportive, hard,…

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