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

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ANALYSIS: The Significance of the Paris Agreement

South Africa’s commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change will require collaboration between government and business to achieve its stated carbon reduction goals There has been tremendous progress in South Africa in responding to the Paris Agreement on climate change that was the key output of the Conference of Parties (COP21) held in Paris…

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ANALYSIS: IAASB in SA Update on Enhancing Audit Quality Projects

SAICA recently hosted representatives from the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) and received first-hand feedback on their work relating to quality control and related projects, with touchpoints regarding audit quality and how this is set to affect practice going forward The objective of the IAASB, being an international independent standard-setting body, is to…

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FEATURE: The challenge of business partnerships

Many professionals, including accountants, doctors, lawyers and engineers, form partnerships as a way of organising their professional services. Research shows that many of these partnerships fail. This article suggests that mediation may offer a mechanism to assist partners both to foresee challenges to their relationship and offer a way forward once such challenges have been…

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FEATURE: Mentor people who aren’t like You

Mentoring across demographic lines extends the organisation’s talent pipeline and increases leaders’ social and emotional intelligence, so it’s a win all around Leaders tend to coach and mentor their ‘own’. Even those who believe that diversity improves creativity, problem-solving and decision-making often invest in and advocate for the development of subordinates who are most like…

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VIEWPOINT: Debilitating inflation

In the May 2017 issue of ASA, I wrote an article on the power of compounding, the inspiration for this being my recent exposure to retirement modelling. As mentioned, those models are wrought with assumptions, and one of those assumptions is inflation. The importance in understanding inflation and its debilitating effects should encourage us to…

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