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)].







ISA 315: Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement – An Introduction

This article provides an overview of the objectives of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board’s project to revise extant ISA 315 (Revised) and changes that auditors can expect to see International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 315 (Revised 2019), Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement through Understanding the Entity and its Environment (ISA…

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New Mentoring Programme For Newly Qualified CAs(SA)

SAICA has proudly piloted an innovative mentoring programme for newly qualified CAs(SA) in order to support and enhance their growth and development. This year a core group of volunteer SAICA members who took an active part in the pilot programme are leading the introduction of the next round of the programme When we come across…

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Viewpoints: VAT On Electronic Services

Tax SpecialistValue added tax (VAT) on imported goods is paid by the person importing the goods into South Africa. VAT on imported goods is collected by customs before clearing the goods into South Africa. VAT on imported services is paid by the person importing the services into South Africa, only to the extent these services…

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Viewpoints: Ethically Speaking

Public Speaking TrainerYour audience knows more about you and your subject than you may think. Content can be Googled, cross-checked, and verified before, during, and after your speech delivery. If you are active on social media, your personal life is public. Enter the ethical speaker Dineshrie Pillay CA(SA) Business Owner and Public Speaking Trainer Ethical…

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Approaching Data Privacy Compliance with A King IV Mindset

With A King IV Mindset The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) is South Africa’s data privacy legislation which regulates how personal information must be processed from the moment of collection until the moment of destruction to ensure that it is adequately protected and secure. POPIA was enacted in 2013 but a commencement date has…

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SDG Profile: Working Doggedly To Prevent Poaching

The role of honorary ranger suits this animal-loving books-balancer to a T, but how exactly does one end up in a career that also stokes your passion of protecting the natural environment? Leonie Meyer CA(SA) is a reporting strategist at GreymatterFinch as well as an active member of SANParks Honorary Rangers (SHR). At SHR she…

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SDG Thought Leadership: Matric Results Show Worrying Trend

While matrics around the country celebrate their success following the Department of Basic Education’s release of the 2019 NSC and IEB matric results, SAICA is concerned about the long-term repercussions of ongoing trends for the future of our economy Chantyl Mulder CA(SA) Photo: Theana Breugem ‘It’s a milestone achievement!’ exclaimed Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic…

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CA(SA) Profile: Monica Singer

Preventing corruption in financial markets Monica Singer shares her story: from CEO of Strate, a leading central securities depository, to joining ConsenSys to champion the adoption of blockchain technology in Africa. Photo: André van der Merwe Monica Singer CA(SA) led the digitisation efforts in the South African financial markets as CEO of Strate, a licensed…

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