Top 35-under-35 2020: Nancy Chakabuda

Africa Middle East Controls Leader, Cummins Africa Middle East Integrity: The principle that never fails As the world faces a significant amount of volatility, uncertainty, socio-economic issues and events that will one day define our history, a spotlight turns towards the landscape of the moral leader, business integrity, and how we deal with everyday ethical…

Carol Coetzee: A passion for public service

Making a difference through the KZN Film Commission In 2013, Carol joined the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission (KZNFC) as the CEO and the first employee. This position provided her with an opportunity to shape the design of the new business and its operations. In establishing the KZNFC, Carol took the principal approach that the entity would…

Dysfunctional ecosystems are timebombs

Professionals cannot operate with a singular mindset; they must see their whole ecosystem and how they affect it. Similarly, organisations are part of a bigger ecosystem and contribute to the degree to which it is functional. In the last number of years, we have seen a significant increase in focus on the role of auditors…

Ethics: A valuable business commodity

KPMG’s decision to no longer provide non-audit-related services to our JSE-listed audit clients made sense, as it aligned to our firm culture and in many ways inspired ongoing debate and discussion about ethics within our firm and the profession − all of which ultimately protect the interests of the public, writes Ignatius Sehoole. Earlier this…

Audit Reform: The importance of a well-functioning corporate reporting ecosystem

The establishment of the Sustainability Standards Board (SSB), which will have consistency in ESG reporting in 144 jurisdictions, would be the beginning of a comprehensive corporate reporting system. Corporate reporting can only be well functioning if it is comprehensive. The more comprehensive, the better the quality of comparability, the more informed the information for users,…

June 2021 Issue

CAs(SA) AS DIFFERENCE MAKERS When you think of a difference maker, it would be someone that has an impact on others’ lives. Some would say that we were all created to make a difference, so we all see ourselves as difference makers. SAICA recently launched its ‘difference maker’ concept in alignment with Chartered Accountants Worldwide’s…