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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The future of investment

The new normal is redefining the new investment landscape, but is it really that bleak for Africa? There is plenty of cynicism and negativity when it comes to South Africa and investment in its future. The recent downgrade by Moody’s was felt particularly keenly in light of the COVID-19 national lockdown and the inevitable economic…

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COVID-19 and retirement funds

We are living in unprecedented times, and the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone differently: we are in the same storm but not in the same boa. The lockdown following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in significant financial strain. Many employers are unable to pay salaries or have been forced into a position…

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COVID-19’s impact on student learning

The arrival of the novel coronavirus has received much media attention coverage over businesses, vulnerable communities and the economy. This article highlights a few critical aspects of how COVID-19 has impacted CAs-in-training from the perspective of Wits School of Accountancy lecturers. COVID-19 first hit South Africa in March 2020. Wits took the decision to bring…

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Why lifelong learning is imperative for the CA(SA) of the future

Mandi Olivier, SAICA Senior Executive and head of Professional Development (Pre-Qualification), shares insights on the role accountants will play in the future and what they need to do to remain relevant, including a new approach to Continuous Professional Development. If there is one thing COVID-19 has taught us, it is the need to be agile…

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Headline: Supplementary Budget – Why and what now

With COVID-19 hitting the South African shores in March 2020, the South African government enforced a strict lockdown bringing an already battling economy to its knees. To try and compensate to some extent for this, on 21 April 2020, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced a R500 billion (bn) fiscal support package, writes…

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