FEATURE: SAICA congratulates its successful APC candidates

In November 2017,   2 703 aspiring South African chartered accountants (CAs(SA)) sat down to write their final professional examination, the Assessment Professional Competence (APC), with great expectations. Today, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is delighted to announce that 2 168 candidates (80%) passed this final qualification hurdle For successful candidates, passing the…

VIEWPOINT: AI and learning culture

Artificial intelligence (AI) has already changed the way that we operate in our lives and businesses to a great degree and will continue to do so exponentially into the future. How will this ‘machine learning’ translate into our own learning and workplace culture? In 1999 Salzberger-Wittenberg, Williams and Osbourne wrote an interesting piece on human…

VIEWPOINT: IN GOOGLE WE TRUST

There is a Tesla Roadster broadcasting David Bowie on repeat while travelling through space. What a time to be alive! And, I’d argue, the perfect time to rethink what it means to be human. But, we need to do it very carefully We’re welcoming robots into our homes, cars and workplaces. And they are enabling…

COVER STORY: Making It Big In Africa

Nick Wilkinson’s career reads like a ‘how to make it big in Africa’ story. The multi-award-winning olive oil maker first spent 20 years working for international corporate agricultural businesses, turning near bankrupt agribusinesses into profitable operations. In one venture he created opportunities for 150 000 small-scale cotton farmers in Zambia, supporting 1,5 million livelihoods. This…

TRAVEL: A Royal Connection

In a world where expectations are not often met, you can prepare yourself to be pleasantly surprised at this London hotel When you think of London, what is one of the first things that pop into your head? Probably the Royal Family … and then Buckingham Palace. If you’ve ever been to London, you’ll know…