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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Under-representation of female leaders in Corporate SA

Research from Grant Thornton and PwC shows that women represent only 20% – 29% of senior management in South Africa, even though they are half the population. Lindiwe Sebesho, Executive Committee Member of the South African Reward Association (SARA) and Master Reward Specialist, says societal perceptions continue to hold women back from taking up more…

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The Stages of Industrial Revolution and Its Impact on Jobs

In South Africa, everyone is talking about the Fourth Industrial Revolution or 4IR, but when leaders including politicians are asked “What is the 4th Industrial Revolution?” and when they can’t answer, the proverbial question that follows is, “So what is the 3rd Industrial Revolution then?” Could the reason that South Africans are slow or scared…

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From Cape Flats childhood to a well-chartered life of uplifting youth through sports

Nathaniel Japhta: How Basketball took this young South African from the Cape Flats to achieving a University Degree, becoming a business owner, and an Active Citizen uplifting youth through sports! Johannesburg, South Africa (19 February 2020) – Nathaniel Japhta grew up in the Cape Flats, a life many Chartered Accountants [CAs(SA)] just can’t imagine. He…

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FSCA warns the public against Zoom Executive Investments (ZEI)

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) warns the public against doing financial services business with Zoom Executive Investments. Zoom Executive Investments is not authorised in terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002 (FAIS Act) to render any financial advice and intermediary services. The FSCA received information that Zoom Executive Investments Fund is…

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SAICA releases the results for the 2019 November Assessment of Professional Competence

On Friday, 14 February 2020, SAICA announced that 2 024 of the 3 560 candidates who wrote the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) evaluation in November 2019, successfully met the assessment’s requirements. “SAICA would like to congratulate the cohort of 2019 for their dedication and determination in applying themselves to the rigorous professional requirements of…

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Land Bank appoints Ayanda Kanana CA(SA) as new CEO

The Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa has appointed Ayanda Kanana as its new CEO – this after ratings agency Moody’s flagged the lack of a permanent CEO as cause for concern. The development finance institution on Monday made the announcement on the JSE Stock Exchange News Service. Kanana’s appointment will be effective…

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Opinion piece: Tackling cybersecurity in 2020 and beyond

By Lukas van der Merwe, Specialist Sales Executive: Security at T-Systems South Africa Using AI and automation is essential Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation have become critical to security. The sheer volume of attempted attacks means that it is impossible for human analysts to examine them all to identify real and serious threats. AI and…

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SAICA is celebrating 40 years of Trust Leadership

On this day 40 years ago, the provincial councils of the erstwhile Transvaal, the Cape, Natal and Free State, in a joint meeting, dissolved the National Council (formerly the Joint Council of the Chartered Societies) and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) was established. Today, 12 February 2020, therefore marks 40 years of…

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Top-35-under-35 2019 Finalist Wins Women in Finance of the Year Award

Congratulations, Ashanika Perimal CA(SA), for winning the Women in Finance of the Year award at the annual The Future of Finance and CFO Summit in London. The award celebrates an individual who are dedicated to being a driving force for superior performance in the world of finance. We celebrate this wonderful achievement with you! From…

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