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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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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SAICA congratulates successful January ITC candidates

SAICA congratulates successful January ITC candidates Johannesburg, Friday, 27 March 2020: The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) would like to congratulate the 2 149 (of the 3 657) aspirant chartered accountants (CAs(SA)) who passed the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) in January 2020. Those candidates who were unsuccessful will have another opportunity later…

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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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Coronavirus, Contracts and Force Majeure

The Coronavirus is having a significant impact on the global economy as it increasingly disrupts production, supply chains and travel. With that in mind, organisations should consider any potential legal risks and how to protect themselves against them. In January, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that the outbreak of the coronavirus was a public…

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How the coronavirus has impacted 2020’s investment outlook

Fears around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has spilled into financial markets 9 March 2020: The coronavirus outbreak has rapidly approached global pandemic levels, and given the knock-on effects of the virus on economic growth, the fireworks in markets were inevitable. From sitting at record highs, global markets sold off aggressively during the last week of…

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Finbiz 2030’s Mind-Blowing Moments

One Young World, Chartered Accountants Worldwide and SAICA launched Finbiz2030, an initiative to unite and mobilise the finance and business community to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The launch was be held at Investec, in Sandton on 6 February 2020 with participation of professionals with finance and business skills across industries. ‘If…

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ISA 315: Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement – An Introduction

This article provides an overview of the objectives of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board’s project to revise extant ISA 315 (Revised) and changes that auditors can expect to see International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 315 (Revised 2019), Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement through Understanding the Entity and its Environment (ISA…

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