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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Difference Maker Profile: Melissa Jacobs – Saving one lion at a time

Melissa Jacobs CA(SA) is the founder and owner of MJ Chartered Accountants. Unlike other accounting firms, hers is fiercely devoted to the preservations of lions. Her love for wildlife began as a child and knowing that the lion populations are seriously endangered triggered her to do something about it. With an estimated 20 000 lions…

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SDG: Reduce inequality within and among countries

South Africa is known as one of the world’s most unequal countries. Despite efforts from the government and implementations such as B-BBEE or affirmative action, limited progress has been made to heal South Africa from its legacy of apartheid. Furthermore, our socio-economic status continues to suffer. To provide some perspective, the richest 10% of South…

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Feature: The romanticism and reality of a career in academia

Recent conversations with professionals made me realise that there are many misconceptions about the opportunities within academia as well as the hard work required I recently made calls to professionals to create awareness about vacancies for lecturers at university and had the most interesting conversations. Various CAs(SA) I spoke to did not consider academia ‘a…

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International Profile: Monique Tessa Malan – Taking tax to the next level

In March 2021, Monique Tessa Malan was elated to hear that she was one of five candidates from around the world − and to date, the only student from Africa − to be admitted to the Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation (DIBT) at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business, WU). Before moving…

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International Profile: Nilza Mngomezulu – Hard work pays off

Referring to her time in Mozambique, Nilza Mngomezulu says: ‘You won’t know the limits of your strength until you test yourself.’ This statement has proved to be her motto in life Growing up in an underprivileged family Nilza soon realised that she only had one option to get into university and ultimately realising her dream…

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