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)].







KPMG CEO calls for strengthening of South Africa’s CA pipeline

Ignatius Sehoole KPMG CEO calls for strengthening of South Africa’s CA pipeline KPMG South Africa CEO Ignatius Sehoole has called for more vigilance than ever in South Africa’s accounting sector, as the Covid-19 crisis poses a unique challenge to the business environment. He calls on the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) to aid…

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Clean eating

With many people working from home, it seems that this comes with its fair set of challenges regarding balancing work and life. Boundaries have been blurred and most are working more than their usual hours, often neglecting their health and family time. As much as demands have increased during this chaotic time, it is very…

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Audits of legal practitioners’ business accounts

Audit requirements relating to the business accounts of legal practitioners have now been clarified. In October 2019, the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) issued a notice of the withdrawal of the non-binding opinion pertaining to Regulation 28(2)(a) of the Companies Regulations 2011 to the Companies Act 2008. This opinion applied to legal practitioners who…

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Professional scepticism explained

Following another spate of corporate governance and audit failures both locally and internationally, lack of professional scepticism is a phrase frequently quoted in the media. This article attempts to clarify the concept of professional scepticism and how auditors can practically apply this.   The misconception The media seems to use the blanket statement ‘lack of…

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Viewpoints: The unexpected consequences of leadership decisions

Business Innovator and CatalystAs leaders, our decisions are powerful. They have ripple-like effects, both positive and negative, that in large we cannot always anticipate. I offer no insight as to how to be a better oracle when making decisions but merely offers anecdotal macro trend information on some of the unexpected consequences of the global…

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