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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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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Stakeholder value: A lever for social change

An understanding of how value and its interpretation ultimately affects humanity is needed – a poignant lesson that corporate governance attempts at teaching us. On the 20th anniversary of the LeisureNet collapse and subsequent revisions in corporate governance and legislation protecting whistle-blowers, South African stakeholders are regrettably still experiencing losses at the hands of unscrupulous…

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Cybersecurity awareness when using digital platforms

Working from home has resulted in an increase in the use of digital platforms and is now an integral part of our day-to-day lives which we refer to as the ‘new normal’. Commonly used platforms are Zoom, Microsoft and Google. Users are focused on getting the job done and seldom focus on cybersecurity while engaging…

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For CAs(SA) to be successful, we need other accountants

The chartered accountancy profession has made great strides in building a solid pipeline of prospective chartered accountants (CAs(SA)). Now it is strengthening the public and private sector by professionalising finance professionals. I believe that in the 40 years of its existence SAICA has done very well in terms of creating high-quality CA(SA) professionals serving different…

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SDG 8: Even more important in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic

For vulnerable groups of people in South Africa (mainly the youth, women and South Africans struggling with chronic poverty), job creation, entrepreneurship and sustainable small and medium-sized entities must be the focal point of SDG 8: ‘Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all’. The rapid growth…

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The key to success is ‘intentionality’

One of the first beneficiaries of SAICA Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund is making her mark in the chartered accountancy profession as well as corporate South Africa and is lifting others as she rises. Buhle Hanise, currently CFO at Chinese automotive company BAIC South Africa and deputy president of African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA), reflects on…

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Meet SAICA’s three new international representatives

We are excited to introduce to you SAICA’s three new international member representatives for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Americas and ASPAC. Meet Mark Chasey CA(SA), Natasha Holbeck CA(SA) and Gary Sherwood CA(SA), who will playing a vital and active role in their respective regions to engage with SAICA’s members. They will be…

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SAICA bids farewell to Zweli Mabhoza

It is with deep sadness that the  South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), learned of the passing of its member, Zweli Mabhoza on Thursday, 03 December 2020. Zweli qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 1998 and served on numerous SAICA structures over a number of years, making a significant contribution to SAICA in…

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