Audi A1 40 TFSI

The new five-door hatch from Audi has grown both in size and overall presence, not to mention that is has a much broader driver appeal. The all-new Audi A1 has moved from a predominately female young professional / student vehicle to a more grown-up and brute hatch. The new-look front ensures that this vehicle is…

IRBA Feedback Report on AQIs Issued

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) issued its Feedback Report on Audit Quality Indicators on 2 December 2019. This article gives an overview of the repor. The IRBA’s project to develop guidance on audit quality indicators (AQIs) is in line with the strategic objectives of the IRBA to be more proactive and assist in…

ISA 315 (Revised 2019) – Overview of Revised Requirements

International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 315 (Revised), Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement through Understanding the Entity and its Environment (ISA 315 (Revised 2019)), was issued by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) in December 2019 and is effective for audits of financial statements for periods beginning on or after 15…

SAICA congratulates successful January ITC candidates

The Institute encourages perseverance for unsuccessful candidates and reminds them of a second opportunity. We would like to congratulate the 2 149 (of the 3 657) aspirant chartered accountants (CAs(SA)) who passed the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) in January 2020. Those candidates who were unsuccessful will have another opportunity later in the year to…

Building healthy work habits

Some things can be done on a company-wide or management level, while other things can be implemented by individuals. If your team sees you embracing healthy habits in the workplace, it can be an immense encouragement to them to do the same and gain the benefits of a more energising work environment.   Acknowledge the…

SAICA Board Profiles

“My fellow directors and I met as a board for the first time in October 2019. I am excited to be working with such exceptional board members and believe that together we represent an excellent balance of skills and experience that can help SAICA go from strength to strength. Besides the governance review, one of…

SDG: Wind energy company powering skills development work

Jill Johnson, senior executive at SAICAEnterprise Development South Africa is moving towards cleaner energy with Cabinet’s latest approved 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). This IRP outlines wind power contribution to the future energy mix of 18%. South Africa has therefore seen the swift appearance of larger and smaller wind and solar farms in the past…