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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Turning crisis into opportunity

Turning crisis into opportunity During lockdown, you may not be able to work in your business, but investor and entrepreneur, York Zucchi, shares expert tips on how you can work on your business Johannesburg, 23 April 2020 – If there’s anyone who knows how tough running your own business is, it’s entrepreneur and investor, York…

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Governance is ‘like a web’ − but in SA, the laws are like cobwebs

Daily Maverick Insider Sarah Powell moderated the panel on ‘Big Business, Big Responsibility’ with speakers Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu, Chancellor of the University of Pretoria, Futuregrowth’s Andrew Canter and PwC’s Trevor Hills during Daily Maverick’s The Gathering on Friday, 6 March 2020 (Photo: John Stupart) Corporate governance is like a web that goes far beyond the…

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Cover Story: Mariam Cassim CA(SA)

Turning hidden gems into gigantic profitsMariam Cassim says her day starts ‘in much the same way as any other typical mom’ – a surprisingly down-to-earth revelation from a woman who transformed Vodacom Financial Services from a loss-making company of R88 million to a profit-making business of R1 billion within three years. But realising an opportunity…

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SAICA congratulates successful APC candidates

On 14 February SAICA announced that 2 024 of the 3 560 candidates who wrote the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) evaluation in November 2019 successfully met the assessment’s requirements and who have therefore achieved the standard of excellence that makes them relevant for the market. ‘SAICA would like to congratulate the cohort of 2019…

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Meet some of SA’s Fintech disruptors

Many of South Africa’s most prominent entrepreneurs also happen to be CAs(SA). They spoke to Monique Verduyn about what it takes to run a successful business in a tough economy. Entrepreneurial endeavours have had a large-scale impact on economic conditions, business environment and job generation in South Africa. Entrepreneurs help drive change through innovation, where…

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Report on the Fintech start-up sector

The Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG) has published its first Fintech Landscaping Report. Fintech is technology-enabled financial innovation which can lead to new business models, applications, processes and products, and is transforming the financial services sector globally. Fintech has the potential to reduce costs and frictions, increase efficiency and competition, narrow information asymmetry, broaden access,…

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Viewpoints: Why I love entrepreneurship

Financial Consultant & CoachConsidering the current state of the economy and challenges in South Africa, more people turn to entrepreneurship. Some because they want to, others because they have to because of retrenchments, unemployment and financial strain. Entrepreneurship can provide a solution to many challenges though Ronel Jooste CA(SA)Director at FinanciallyFiTLifeand author, speaker and radio…

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COVID-19 Possible alternative futures for South Africa

The nature of the COVID-2019 pandemic reaches into every sphere of society – political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal – necessitating careful consideration of the long-term consequences of our decisions in response to the pandemic and requiring alternative futures to be considered. The purpose of this article is to describe four possible alternative futures…

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