The government predicament

In my previous article, I posed the following scenario. An individual finds himself in a body of water with no means to stay afloat and unable to swim ashore. Flanking the shore are several individuals, each positioned at a vantage point that offers a clear view of the person slowly sinking. However, rather than aiding…

#weFEEDsa

Zahid and Zahida Fakey are both CAs(SA) and far from the typical couple. They have taken a unique journey to find their ultimate purpose in life and today we read about their extraordinary story. Last year, in Level 5 of lockdown, the opportunity to make a difference blatantly presented itself and they courageously launched #weFEEDsa…

April 2021 Issue

The next normal A little bit more than a year ago our lives changes forever when our country went into a full lock-down. People were talking about the “new normal”, while everyone were unsure what exactly that would entail. Fast forward to today and there is still uncertainty about what exactly is in store for…

Teaching others to be financially savvy

After attending a conference in Amsterdam, Kalene Smalberger had a lightbulb moment when she realised how great the need was for entrepreneurs to understand the basics of finance. She landed back in South Africa and has since launched various financial courses that are making an incredible difference, right from kids to entrepreneurs, on how to…

5 Key areas to test when building an effective audit plan

Auditors today are working in an exceptionally complex and ever-evolving industry. In an environment where there is pressure to add more value with fewer people and less time, auditors are challenged to discover more risks, audit more areas, and uncover fraud for their clients. Yesterday − ineffective audit planning methods Historically, audits have often been…

4 predictions for digital finance in 2025

The digital transformation of the finance function has continued relentlessly throughout 2020. We’re already starting to see the paybacks from making small, incremental changes to financial workflows by adopting emerging technologies. The pandemic is accelerating the speed of change and catalysing more investment in end-to-end automation and remote working. Where will the digital transformation of…