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

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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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COVID-19 Possible alternative futures for South Africa

The nature of the COVID-2019 pandemic reaches into every sphere of society – political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal – necessitating careful consideration of the long-term consequences of our decisions in response to the pandemic and requiring alternative futures to be considered. The purpose of this article is to describe four possible alternative futures…

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An online learning solution

As a result of COVID-19, education has changed dramatically in a short period of time. Many contact university programmes have had to adapt their teaching and learning pedagogies to online, technology-driven delivery methods. Daylan Staude, senior lecturer and taxation subject head in the Department of Accounting at the University of Fort Hare (UFH), has embraced…

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A philanthropic mantra or core business imperative?

Every type of inequality is magnified and exposed through COVID-19, which makes this Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) even more relevant and urgent right now. Its socio-economic impact on the poorest and most vulnerable of our society is expected to last for years beyond the pandemic and requires a specific and intentional focus by leaders across…

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Why character matters

An accountant’s character is their product, and once an accountant’s integrity is in doubt, the product loses its value. We generally assume that a person can be good at their job without also being a good human being. We can easily imagine an exceptional golfer, or mathematician, or chef, who isn’t at the same time…

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Building ethical professionals

The SAICA mentoring programme, which started in 2017, is aimed at developing and maintaining an ethical professional culture. One of the perennial challenges for professional bodies has been how to ensure ethical behaviour of their members to protect clients and the public and to protect their members at the same time. High-profile ethical breaches have…

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Answering the call to ethical behaviour

SAICA implores those holding SAICA designations to seriously reflect upon their role within the broader context and their responsibilities to uphold the standards of behaviour expected and to consider the consequences not acting ethically or without the required competence and skills Over the past few years, the number of widely publicised corporate scandals alleged to…

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The shift to ethical culture

The emphasis on ethical culture in organisations has become much more pronounced in recent years. There seems to be a realisation that regulations and compliance to regulations − important as they may be – simply are not sufficient to ensure sustained ethical conduct in organisations. In fact, a too strong emphasis on regulation and compliance…

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Trainees’ perceptions and experiences regarding ethics

Trainees have identified a limited focus on ethics guidance and mentoring, as well as a lack of ethical leadership and training, particularly in the smaller and medium-sized audit firms. The accounting profession in South Africa is receiving a lot of negative attention due to the unethical conduct of a handful of its members. This has…

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From Cashless to Digital: The COVID-19 Tipping Point

COVID-19 has been a catalyst for the global adoption of cashless payments, with the disruption expected to effect lasting changes in the way people spend. While consumers had already begun to embrace digital payment options prior to the pandemic, the health crisis has rapidly accelerated the adoption rate with more consumers seeking safer, contact-free payment…

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Covid Alert SA App now available

Join the COVID ALERT SA community. Slow the spread of COVID-19. Stay Safe, protect loved ones, your community and all of South Africa. Let’s work together to save lives. The COVID ALERT SA app gives you the power to slow the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa and to keep yourself, your loved ones and…

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