ANALYSIS: RETIREMENT REFORMS

Through all the noise we sometimes just need some quiet time to truly reflect on the trepidations on our minds. Pieter Faber discusses the principles underpinning the implementation of the retirement reforms in the 2015 Tax Amendment Acts Tax proposals are regularly controversial, though usually the indignation and protest are limited to those in the…

VIEWPOINT: Values-led leadership

One of the most famous quotes is from a speech of the late uTata Mandela at the Rivonia Trial when he said: ‘I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal for which I hope to…

SPECIAL FEATURE: APC NOVEMBER 2015 RESULTS OVERVIEW

A record number of candidates sat for SAICA’s Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) in November 2015 (2 709 candidates compared to 2050 in 2014). Karin Iten analyses the results In March 2016, SAICA announced that 88% of APC candidates (2 396) had passed this final qualifying assessment, and recognised three key achievements that came out of the…

VIEWPOINT: Work-life balance

In today’s society, many women choose to retain their careers after becoming a mother, which can present a challenge for some mothers when it comes to balancing their work and home life responsibilities. As many household and caregiving duties are still mainly considered to be a ‘woman’s job’, it can become overwhelming for working mothers…

ANALYSIS: recognition and derecognition of land

The Accounting Standards Board issued a proposed Interpretation of the Standards of GRAP (IGRAP) on Recognition and Derecognition of Land (ED 139) for comment during December 2015. The comment deadline for ED 139 is 15 June 2016. By Amanda Botha The proposed IGRAP on Recognition and Derecognition of Land (ED 139) notes that ‘various laws…