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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Company taxation in the time of COVID-19 lockdown

Company taxation in the time of COVID-19 lockdown Jared Waters a Principal at Bravura Structured Solutions, highlights the potential complexities that could arise for Corporate South Africa amidst the country’s COVID-19 lockdown period.   President Cyril Ramaphosa announced South Africa’s nationwide lockdown for a period of 21 days in an effort to slow down the spread…

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Covid-19: Financial and Business Lessons

Covid-19: Financial and Business Lessons The year 2020 was earmarked to be the ’20-plenty’ year. A year filled with great expectations, abundance, growth, achievement and joy. The outbreak of covid-19 brought those expectations to a sudden halt. It almost feels unreal that a virus can have this significant impact on the entire world. The world…

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Covid-19 lockdown and tax and unemployment related matters

Covid-19 lockdown and tax and unemployment related matters Authors: Piet Nel and Juanita Steenekamp SAICA The Covid-19 lockdown currently in place will have an impact on tax related matters.  This includes contact with SARS, returns and payments due to SARS, as well as disputes.  It also has an impact on employers and their employees.  Whilst…

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Coronavirus in SA: How to donate to the Solidarity Fund

In an effort to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus and the 21-day lockdown which President Cyril Ramaphosa announced earlier this week, government has set up an independent relief fund called the Solidarity Response Fund. The aim of the fund is to offer assistance to South Africans affected by the outbreak. Please read the…

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COVID-19 crash: What South Africa can learn from previous market crashes

The JSE ALSI recovered more quickly than the major US and UK indices during the last two crashes. The global economy was already on a fragile footing when a Black Swan appeared in January 2020 in the form of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The impact of the disease and the fallout from countermeasures has…

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Viewpoints: The unexpected consequences of leadership decisions

Business Innovator and CatalystAs leaders, our decisions are powerful. They have ripple-like effects, both positive and negative, that in large we cannot always anticipate. I offer no insight as to how to be a better oracle when making decisions but merely offers anecdotal macro trend information on some of the unexpected consequences of the global…

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CFO optimism falls to all-time low

The coronavirus pandemic has reduced CFO business optimism to an extremely low point, according to a SAICA and Duke University business outlook survey. The quarterly survey was conducted over six weeks beginning February 25 and the results document the impact of COVID-19 on businesses around the world. Results below are for South Africa and Africa,…

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Professional accounting designations for SANRAL

When the Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA) releases its annual audit outcome reports, state-owned companies (SOCs) are usually accused of being run poorly and not sticking to good governance guidelines. The numerous challenges CFOs of these organisations face – including basic upskilling of their teams to enhance the finance capabilities required to produce financial information (financial…

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Former bursary student hits a six

Tennyson Botes, who was recently appointed interim CEO of the Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA), shares his journey toward attaining South Africa’s premier business designation, Chartered Accountant South Africa (CA(SA)) For 18 years now, the Thuthuka bursary has been empowering South Africa’s youth from previously disadvantaged communities with educational support to pursue the accountancy profession…

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