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

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Special Report – Audit Reform: The audit expectation gap

Hayley Barker HoogwerfSAICA: Project Director The South African and other global economies have fallen victim to corporate failures that resulted in devastating effects on investors and the public. When such corporate failures do occur, the role of the auditor is often brought under scrutiny; particularly as it relates to the role of the auditor in…

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Recommend: IFRS 17

CORPORATES, DON’T BE CAUGHT OUT BY IFRS 17! Corporates may have contracts that fall within the scope of IFRS 17 and the measurement of insurance contracts and/or structures will be different. Identifying these changes is the first step on the journey of implementation of IFRS 17. There is, however, still time for corporates to catch…

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Special Report – Audit Reform: Auditors and the public interest

Against the backdrop of the ongoing scrutiny the auditing and accountancy professions are under, SAICA hosted an online discussion about auditors and the public interest, ethics and professional integrity in October 2020. The panel and participants focused on how the future of the profession is linked to the need for it to reinforce the commitment…

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Advice: Small Business

HAVE YOU RECENTLY STARTED A BUSINESS OR SIDE HUSTLE? In a series of interviews, I explore the approaches of different business leaders (all chartered accountants) to strategy. This month I was in conversation with Elmar Conradie, CEO of Safair. AUTHOR | Jameel Khan, Head of Projects at SAICA Enterprise Development Unsurprisingly, in 2020 and as…

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Advice: On Strategy

LOOK AFTER YOUR PEOPLE FIRST In a series of interviews, I explore the approaches of different business leaders (all chartered accountants) to strategy. This month I was in conversation with Elmar Conradie, CEO of Safair. AUTHOR | Christiaan Vorster CA(SA), SAICA Regional Executive   Throughout my interview with Elmar Conradie, it was apparent that he…

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Viewpoints: The key to women’s success

Speaker, Facilitator, CoachFollowing decades of research and spend on women empowerment, women still hold fewer leadership positions and earn less than their male counterparts. In keeping with the reflective theme of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021, let us #Choosetochallenge the key to women’s success Usha Maharaj CA(SA)Passionate about women empowerment and human potential…

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Viewpoints: Decentralised finance (DeFi)

Blockchain SpecialistDeFi represents the infrastructure such as lending platforms and exchanges required to innovate upon the traditional financial systems. It is a broad term for various financial applications that utilise cryptocurrency or blockchain technology to solve problems that exist within the traditional financial system Monica Singer CA(SA)Blockchain Evangelistfor Consensys Decentralised finance (DeFi)refers to the shift…

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Viewpoints: (CA)reer Incongruence

Organisation Development ConsultantStarting 2021 with a positive frame has been a tall order, given the ongoing uncertainty which we continue to navigate. Locating incongruence in our working lives becomes critical to make better career decisions this year to set us on a more aligned career trajectory Paolo Giuricich CA(SA)Founder and ownerof Smarter EQ We have…

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Viewpoints: Mission possible: budgeting in 2021

Business AdvisorA cornerstone of financial planning and budgeting, the financial year, has arguably come to the end of its lifespan. Today, we are hearing from CFOs that even quarterly budget cycles are not frequent enough to course correct in the face of rapid, unexpected change Kevin Phillips CA(SA)CEO of IDU Group Today, forward-thinking CFOs have…

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Recommend: Budget Summary

SAICA’S BUDGET 2021 ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY Refuelling the tank of the South African economy will have to start with rebuilding trust between government and societal partners and reaching actual consensus on the principles of how this rebuilding task will be carried out   The Minister of Finance, Minister Tito Mboweni, tabled the National Budget on…

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