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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SPONSORED CONTENT: Ghost employees could cost you your business

The occurrence of ghost employees on a company’s payroll system ranks as the most difficult type of payroll fraud to detect, particularly in larger companies where no proper controls exist. Over time, this can pose a serious threat to the organisation’s profitability and sustainability, declares CRS Technologies general manager Ian McAlister. “A ghost employee is…

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We can all lead change

South Africa is facing a crisis of confidence from inside the country and internationally. SAICA and the Accountancy profession are no exception. When organisations, communities, or societies face intractable challenges, the cries for leadership can be deafening. Often these cries reflect the longing for individuals who possess special talents and attributes to inspire their organisations…

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Opinion piece: Chatbots – revolutionising telcos’ contact centres, driving a better customer experience

By Emmanuelle Salon, Business Development Manager – Telcos – South Africa – Wipro Limited The local contact centre industry is thriving and has seen substantial growth over the last four years, as South Africa became an enticing destination for offshore business. Concurrently, telcos across the world are seeking to improve their customer experience and reduce…

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Cash is not the safe haven you may think

Daryl Coker, Advisory Partner, Citadel 30 July 2019: From Trump’s trade wars and Brexit woes to the looming threat of a credit rating downgrade in South Africa, rising waves of political and market volatility have left more and more investors wondering whether it wouldn’t be better to keep assets safely tucked away in cash. And…

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Firing up commitment during organisational change

Change in any form has a destructive streak. “Within organisations change can often weaken work commitment,” says Helene Vermaak from corporate cultural experts The Human Edge. “The key to avoiding the destructive streak that change can leave on an organisation is for the leadership team to build a burning level of job commitment, as soon…

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It’s just a question of time…

The concept of ‘reasonable period’ within the ambit of the tax legislation seems to be topical one day and then the next loses impetus for whatever reason without ever settling the issue. This question of time is exceptionally important and relevant for the sections in the tax legislation which deal with the situation where SARS…

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Investments in venture capital companies not looking so attractive anymore

National Treasury yesterday released the draft bills for public comment, which once approved will serve to effect the legislative amendments announced as part of the 2019 Budget Review. Of interest to the individual taxpayer and especially one whom has surplus funds available for investment is the proposed changes to cap the tax deduction available in…

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How SARS helps leverage your investment back into SA’s economy

By Darryn Faulds, Fund Manager at MeTTa Capital Negativity around South Africa Inc. has been building for some time with questions swirling over the performance of the country’s economy, its struggling equities market, corporate scandals as well as heated politics. Amid strained performances for many stocks on the JSE, a growing chorus of commentators have…

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