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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Mlungisi Hlongwane: A Social transformation agent

‘I hail from the deep rural area called Bergville in KZN. It boasts the Drakensberg Mountains – a Unesco World Heritage site. I have always been curious, someone who likes to challenge the norms, coming up with solutions to problems or improving the way of doing things,’ he says.  Read Mlungisi’s full story here:

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International Profile: Darrel Scott

Darrel Scott describes himself as ‘working in London and living in South Africa’, although he admits he doesn’t get here as often or for as long as he would like. The financial accounting specialist is based in the UK – his office is a short distance from St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tate Modern Gallery,…

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Feature: Are businesses overlooking franchising as a means of expansion?

One of the myths around franchising is that it is only relevant to fast food and restaurants. In South Africa, there are numerous industries and business categories in which over 700 franchisors operate. These include: • Automotive aftermarket • Business to business services • Construction, office and home products and services • Financial services •…

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Feature: Is Customer-Centricity the way to survive the technology storm?

Let’s face it. There are only two real certainties in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. One is that nobody is a real expert, because it’s all just too new. Remember when social media started moving into the mainstream around 10 years ago and suddenly we had ‘experts’ pouring out of the woodwork looking for their 15…

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Lyle Malandar: Overall Winner

The daring and driven entrepreneur Lyle Malander launched Malander Advisory, a chartered accounting and financial advisory firm, in 2015. He has since also launched Malander Placements, a recruitment firm, and Malander Digital, an IT firm. And they just recently opened a branch in London. Read all about Lyle Malander and watch his video interview here.

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PROFILE: Conquering fears and living her dream

Mrs Pretoria-Tshwane finalist – Ronel Jooste CA(SA) Despite excelling at academics and sport at school, the beautiful Ronel Jooste describes herself as being extremely shy while growing up. And during articles, she hardly said a word either. In fact, if you had to ask one of her fellow article clerks whether one day she’d earn…

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To fix dysfunctional municipalities, start from the ground up

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu has recently lamented that the recommendations his office made to improve accountability and internal controls during the 2016/17 financial year were largely ignored by municipalities. Yet, Nadine Kater, General Manager of Accounting Technicians South Africa AT(SA), believes Makwetu’s advice could prove to be ‘a reactive approach that may only solve the problem…

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