How the business rescue process works

Are you or your clients facing business collapse? We explore practical options relating to the business rescue process and turnaround interventions. While the South African government is doing everything it can to assist struggling businesses in the wake of COVID-19, the harsh reality is that many SMEs will take a huge knock in the coming…

Finding a job in a tough market

We called on two recruitment specialists to discuss the impact COVID-19 will have on jobs and salaries and how you can up your chances to secure your ideal position. The impact of COVID-19, together with being downgraded to junk status by Moody’s, has caused a significant negative impact on the South African economy. National treasury…

The future is positive

Ian Mann, one of South Africa’s most respected strategy and leadership consultants, shares his fact-based views on why the world is getting better. In a time where we could all do with a little positivity, Ian Mann, CEO of Gateways and international strategy and implementation consultant, feels it’s time to give SAICA and its members…

Changing workspaces

Peter Magner CA(SA) SAICA asked two forward-thinking accountants, Peter Magner and Willem Haarhoff, about the workspace changes that have been spurred on by remote office. While for some organisations remote working is nothing new, the majority of us have been thrown headfirst into this radically altered way of working. As the weeks go by and…

Your time is now

As part of SAICA’s ‘Leadership in a Time of Crisis’ series, actuary and innovator Dean Furman spoke about how the greatest innovation is created in tough times and how we can all use this crisis as a catapult for creation and innovation. We may be going through challenging times, but that does not mean we…

The building blocks of strategy

With a background in financial management and business valuations, I have always been intrigued by ‘strategy’, the thing that ultimately sets a company apart from the next and probably, together with strong leadership, the main driver behind sustained value creation. In a series of interviews, I will be exploring the different approaches of different business…

#SustainableSA

Sometimes even the best-laid plans can fail. We often hear the proverb: ‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions,’ but most people do not know the second part: ‘The road to heaven is paved with good actions.’ However, the intention to engage in good acts often fails, which points to the principle that…

Think outside the box

In this feature, we look at some individuals with interesting and varied careers who have the CA(SA) designation in common – but also their exciting, innovative way of thinking. They occupy positions in vastly different worlds, doing different things while capitalising on their unique talents, formal qualifications and interests. Their enthusiasm and insights are infectious…

The accountancy profession mourns the loss of Professor lucas van vuuren

The chartered accountancy profession recently lost a leading figure in accounting education when Professor Lucas van Vuuren (86) passed away at his Hermanus home in July 2020. SAICA pays tribute to Professor van Vuuren’s commitment to and passion for accounting education. Professor Lucas van Vuuren’s track record illustrates his life-long commitment to accounting education in…