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Accounting Technician [AT(SA)], Associate General Accountant [AGA(SA)] and Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)].

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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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Public Sector Information for COVID-19

SAICA has a dedicated public sector division to support members in the public sector. This page contains all information relating to COVID-19  that impacts the work of  members working in or doing business with the public sector. For all other public sector related support, please refer to the Public Sector webpage –   Compliance documents…

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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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Special Report – Audit Reform: Fixing the faults in South Africa’s: Corporate reporting ecosystem

SAICA’s CEO Freeman Nomvalo and Project Director Thandokuhle Myoli spoke to Monique Verduyn about redesigning the audit profession so that it brings out the best in its people and the wider role and purpose of audit in serving the public interes. Since 2017, the auditing profession has been plagued by high-profile corporate failures that have…

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What are CEOs and CFOs saying about 2021?

According to futurist Karl Schroeder, foresight is not about predicting the future, it is about minimising surprise, and this will be a cardinal aspect in planning for the year in order for South African businesses to not only survive but thrive. ASA spoke to four major players in the South African landscape about their sentiments…

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CA(SA) Profile: Facing the fight how the right mindset kept him going

Obtaining the CA(SA) qualification is tough – anyone can tell you that. But not everyone finds themselves dealing with the challenges thrown up by the course while struggling with chronic pain. This was the situation Ryno Kleynhans faced when he started experiencing excruciating headaches in 2018, just a few months after he had arrived at…

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CA(SA) Profile: The man who recognises the power of sport

In 2010 South Africa hosted the FIFA World Cup and Tyron Barnard was acutely reminded that sport has the power to unify, and most importantly to inspire. As a passionate storyteller, he saw the need for the ‘lesser’ sports to have their stories told. Tying together his gift of writing and love for sports he…

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CA(SA) Profile: For the love of fruit farming

With so many negative news stories, it’s easy to forget that there are plenty of positive tales too. Earle van der Watt has built a very successful business in the heart of the agricultural sector and thrives at what he does. He describes how one of his favourite tasks is visiting the various farms ……

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Feature: Contributing to the women in leadership pipeline

It’s International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021, a global day celebrating the achievements of women while highlighting the urgency of realising gender equality. SAICA, as a voice for women empowerment, is creating a platform for leadership development of female members in 2021. Apart from the moral and social case for gender diversity, the business…

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Feature: Making ethics practical

As part of SAICA’S month-long focus on ethics in October last year, The Ethics Institute contributed valuable insights during a webinar on how a good ethical culture is the enabling environment for every activity of the enterprise, how it enhances the quality of all resources, and how it is the regenerative source for an organisation’s…

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Feature: What can we do for small business in South Africa?

As SAICA members, we should and can do more to support and develop small businesses and entrepreneurs in South Africa if we are to outlast and outperform this crisis and boost our economy. As we all know, COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the world economy. Although markets have recovered quite well since 2020,…

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