SPECIAL FEATURE: Transformation Report

Transformation: An industry snapshot Trouble is coming! Nation-Building   Transformation: An industry snapshot It’s been 21 years since the birth of our democracy. As we mark National Women’s Day in August, how much cause do we have to celebrate the advancement of women in accounting? By Monique Verduyn In 2014 the South African Institute of…

VIEWPOINT: GOODBYE, BOSS! Does self-management work?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported how the billion-dollar online retailer Zappos joined Twitter in adopting a new and controversial approach to leadership called Holacracy. In essence, this management theory prescribes a flat hierarchy, doing away with all manager titles. Without management, employees have to determine themselves how to get work done.…

ANALYSIS: A B-BBEE ACTION PLAN

Anton de Wet explains why the right decisions in remainder of the 2016 financial year will be vital to any empowerment-sensitive business It is important to note that the amended codes of good practice that became effective on 1 May 2015 only apply to businesses falling outside the scope of one of the sector specific…

LEAD: THE 2015 TOP 35-UNDER-35 FINALISTS

The process thus far … After advertising the competition in April and May, it gave us much excitement to receive hundreds of enthusiastic, high-quality entries and nominations of CAs(SA) under 35. We were amazed at how many successful CAs(SA) there are out there who have already achieved so much in their lives. For the judges…

VIEWPOINT: GENDER INVESTING, Fact or fiction?

Women’s Month is upon us, prompting the question as to whether women make better investors than men. The notion that the fairer sex is inherently better suited to investing has gained considerable traction in recent years. The Economist in 2014: ‘Why women investors appear to outperform men.’ Fortune in 2015: ’Two new pieces of research…