Digitisation Is Here And Now

Digitalisation is here and it is integrated into every aspect of our personal lives. As business leaders, the key is to embrace the digital world, then integrate it into our existence. Combining human emotional intelligence with artificial intelligence will enhance and streamline work beyond our imagination It sometimes astounds me that we are heading into…

Reversing Foreign Exchange Differences

Section 24I(4) of the Income Tax Act was introduced in 2017. Section 24I(4) provides relief on a foreign bad debt, held on capital account, that is written off by a South African taxpayer by reversing previous unrealised exchange gains and losses on the debt written off In terms of section 24I(4) the taxpayer has to…

How To Not Shout So Much

I asked my 15-year-old son this question: ‘If I could come in and do some training with your teachers, what would be the first thing you would want me to teach them?’ He replied, ‘Teach them how to not shout so much’ ‘How to not shout so much’ sounds like an odd topic for a…

In Honour of Adelaine van Zyle

Adelaine van Zyl gradually became deaf in her matric year as a result of osteopetrosis (better known as marble bone disease), which she was diagnosed with when she was 13 years old. She did not let her disability define her, however, and was adamant to qualify as a chartered accountant. We celebrate her ITC results,…

Do Cas(SA) Make Good Entrepreneurs?

The Wits School of Accountancy headed by Professor Nirupa Padia hosted a seminar on 18 September titled ‘The Chartered Accountant as an Entrepreneur’ which explored the skills, training and character traits required by chartered accountants to be successful entrepreneurs. The keynote speaker was Brian Joffe CA(SA), one of South Africa’s greatest entrepreneurs who founded the…