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)].

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FEATURE: Be the one with that edge: The innovative accountant

The speed of change is incredibly fast, with telecoms, healthcare and IT companies setting the trend on the outer edge. In fact, in almost every industry, groundbreaking leaps into the future are being reported on a daily basis. However, one industry remains painfully silent – the accounting profession. Why? We’ve been tied up in a…

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Getting a mid-sized business ready for sale

Morgan Jones, Principal in the Corporate Finance team at Bravura, an independent investment banking firm specialising in corporate finance and structured solutions, outlines the imperative of exit strategy planning for owner-operators. One of the biggest challenges for owner-operator companies is when and how to introduce some form of exit or succession planning. Successful companies will…

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S&P decided to downgrade SA’s international credit rating to below investment grade and decided to retain the negative outlook

On 3 April 2017, Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services decided to cut South Africa’s international credit rating from BBB- to BB+. A rating of BB+ is considered below investment grade (sometimes referred to as “junk status”). Unfortunately, the negative ratings outlook was also retained, suggesting that S&P could revise the country’s credit rating lower at…

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Cabinet Reshuffle: how it impacts you

By Mokgatla Madisha, Head of Fixed Interest at Sanlam Investment Management “Don’t get distracted, focus on the fundamentals”, says Mokgatla Madisha, Head of Fixed Interest at Sanlam Investment Management. The political situation in South Africa has been fluid for quite some time so the events of last week are not all that surprising. They serve…

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FEATURE: CAs(SA) pass final qualification hurdle

In November 2016, 2 529 aspiring CAs(SA) nervously sat for their final professional examination, the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). Now SAICA can announce that 89% (2 247) of these candidates passed The CA(SA) journey is not for the faint-hearted. It takes a minimum of seven years to complete and those who begin the journey…

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