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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Can South Africa learn lessons from the mega mistakes of Eskom’s mega projects?

Kusile and Medupi power stations continue to come under fire as poorly managed and ill-designed, remaining years behind completion dates amidst drastically rising costs that now stand at R300-billion, by conservative estimates. Despite being the most expensive projects in the world, these stations are reportedly failing in reliability, achieving a 40% rate at best. In…

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New technologies ease SA into a low-carbon future

By Alessandra Pardini, a Partner at Webber Wentzel Power shortages and a transition to a lower-carbon future, in line with SA’s Paris Agreement commitments, will require the country to harness new technologies. Energy storage, which will be a critical element of a modern power system, offers potential for local industrialisation and job creation. South Africans,…

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How maternity leave and parental leave structuring impacts your salary

Authored by: Muhammed Goolab, Executive Committee Member of the South African Rewards Association  Despite years of progress and an increased awareness surrounding gender equity in the workplace and society in general, women bare a disproportionate responsibility when it comes to childcare. This, combined with social expectations and gender stereotypes, are seen to place women at…

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*Sponsored Content* From bean counting to boardroom strategy – 3 benefits of moving to an ERP system

Is your data delivering information or is it just data? By Lyall O’Carroll, of Seidor Bluekey Each year, the SME Survey is released by SME Survey (Pty) Ltd. In 2018, the survey focused on accounting functions and the future role of accountants. Conducted among 1,400 SME decision makers, data showed that despite SMEs being traditionally…

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Climbing the Corporate Ladder to CFO

After qualifying the long way as some would say, Damian Judge pursued the gruelling ‘part-time studying, full-time working’ route to become a CA(SA). He worked his way to financial director for two companies, Advanced Polymers in Johannesburg and Kaytech in Durban. When moving into commerce, Damian admits Advanced Polymers took a chance on a young…

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Motivating your most creative employees

In any team or organisation, some individuals are consistently more likely to come up with ideas that are both novel and useful. These ideas are the seeds of innovation: the intellectual foundation for any new products and services that enable some organisations to gain a competitive advantage over others. However, organisations are often unable to…

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Internet tools and platforms are making it easier for female entrepreneurs to get businesses off the ground

By Selina Bieber, Regional Director for Turkey and MENA at GoDaddy EMEA Entrepreneurship and female empowerment are two powerful potential catalysts for economic growth in South Africa. Bring them together in the form of higher rates of female entrepreneurship, and you have the potential to contribute to a significant increase in GDP and jobs over…

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