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

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CPD: Strategy is About More Than Just Technology

Globally, and increasingly locally, there is growing noise about the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), which has led many technology futurists to predict a utopia for humankind while others predicted, paradoxically, that millions of jobs would soon be obsolete and taken over by robots, not to mention the coming apocalypse. However, I believe these views…

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Advice: Millennials: ‘We demand more’

Millennials. They’ve come of age in a digital era. Exposed to the world’s woes − climate change, human rights abuses, recessions and more – their social and political consciousness says, ‘we expect more’. And, they’re pulling the rug from under us all. Millennials – people born in the 1980s or 1990s − have a whistle…

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VIEWPOINT: Assessing your retirement savings

The retirement landscape in South Africa is characterised by two pension systems: an advanced formal pensions sector and a means-tested social security system. However, a concern raised by actuary Rob Rusconi is that of the large ‘uncovered gap’ between these two systems: those individuals who benefit from neither The biggest systemic issue, given South Africa’s…

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SPECIAL FEATURE: AI & Technology

5 Lessons from history on AI, automation and employment The urgency of shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution Cloud technology and SME success Operating your business in the cloud 5 Lessons from history on AI, automation and employment History tells us that in the long run, technology is a net creator of jobs. Is this time…

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Tax morality and the CA(SA) The IT14SD process can be a huge headache for the unsuspecting taxpayer Tackling the tax morality challenge Tax morality and the CA(SA) Everyone who has studied tax should be familiar with the famous ruling in the Duke of Westminster Case,1  which is often cited in defence of (usually) aggressive tax…

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ADVICE: Mapping municipal money

Spatial technology allows CFOs and managers to drive massive improvements in financial management, reporting, and governance at local government level by analysing financial data within its real-world context, in other words on a map I have tremendous difficulty in explaining to my former audit colleagues exactly what our company does. The few CAs(SA) that have…

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VIEWPOINT: Digital advice − a magic wand?

Research and Markets in their 2016 report Robo advice: revolution or evolution suggest that low-cost, automated investment advice is set to become the core of financial planning services, with a market potential of $19,5 trillion assets under management (AUM) What does this mean? The growth will no doubt be exponential. In a 2016 report Deloitte…

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