INFLUENCE: THE POWER OF DAILY REFLECTION

Imagine waking up twenty years from now and realising that a string of unconscious decisions has landed you with a life far removed from the one that would have made you happy. Bruce Du Bourg suggests daily reflection ‘Dim the lights, please,’ chants the rather flamboyantly dressed facilitator from the front of the classroom. There…

ANALYSIS: INDEPENDENCE AND WHY IT MATTERS

In this article, Uli Schäckermann analyses the concept of independence and places particular emphasis on the requirements that is it ‘in the public interest’ that the registered auditor be independent When reading, or even just reviewing, the IRBA Code of Professional Conduct for Registered Auditors (RAs),  it soon becomes obvious that independence is the most…

SPECIAL FEATURE: INTEGRATED REPORTING

South Africa’s integrated reporting journey Integrated reporting: Where to next? Volkswagen a wakeup call A quality integrated report Staying alive Embracing simplicity SOUTH AFRICA’S INTEGRATED REPORTING JOURNEY South Africa is in its fifth year of implementing Integrated Reporting <IR> and the momentum of this evolutionary, if not revolutionary, reporting framework continues to gather momentum.  By…

VIEWPOINT: HONESTY Always the best policy

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Volkswagen – the biggest car manufacturer in the world – was recently implicated in what’s potentially one of the largest corporate scandals of all time. Technology was used to create artificial emission readings for their diesel cars, which then appeared cleaner and more economical than they actually were.…

COVER STORY: Investing for the poor

Wesley Smith CA(SA) addresses inequality through a sustainable ‘win-win’ investment model.To date he and his team have raised over R200 million for the poor and helped thousands of orphans and vulnerable children. Lynn Grala spoke to him ‘There’s a great saying,’ says Wesley, that ‘your purpose in life is where your deep gladness and the…

INFLUENCE: SUCCESS IS NO ACCIDENT

Much inspired by the success of their audit manager, Leon Weber CA(SA), two trainee accountants, Senamile Ngcobo and Ncumisa Hoza, set out to find out just how he did it … When we hear Pele’s quote: ‘Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what…