Focus: Public accountability is everyone’s responsibility

When President Cyril Ramaphosa declared and proclaimed the provision of energy as a national disaster in his State of the Nation address, he also requested that the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) monitor the expenditure of the funds allocated to this disaster. We welcome this call by government to provide real-time independent assurance on public…

Focus: Profile – Elza Gillman CA(SA) and Anneke Lombard CA(SA) – CAs(SA) making a difference in Congo

Imagine having an office in the heart of the equatorial rainforest, surrounded by endless trees and incredibly rich biodiversity, including thousands of western lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, forest elephants, buffaloes, leopards, birds and butterflies. For Elza Gillman CA(SA) and Anneke Lombard CA(SA), it’s all in an exciting day’s work. Elza Gillman and Anneke Lombard became involved…

Focus: Profile – Alethia Chetty – Never settle for mediocrity: Live an extraordinary life

The many relationships Alethia Chetty CA(SA), financial services partner at BDO, has built throughout her career as a CA(SA) have been vital to building a rewarding career. She says creating these relationships takes time and effort and it requires you to maintain the highest standards of integrity so that you can earn trust with the…

Focus: Profile – Peterson Khumalo- Leading a 100-year vision and on track

As managing director, Peterson Khumalo CA(SA) is creating a solid foundation at Khumalo and Mabuya Chartered Accountants (KnM). They started the firm in 2014 with a staff complement of three and ten years later they have more than 50 permanent employees and 10 directors. Peterson’s vision is now set on conquering Africa through KnM and…

Focus: Audit Reform: A journey that starts with people

Aside from the importance of the legal requirements for an audit, the undertaking of the audit itself provides valuable insight and give an organisation an eage’s eye view of their financial performance and position; critical for informed decision-making. It is therefore imperative that CAs(SA) perform this duty with diligence, accuracy and transparency in order to…

Focus: Profile – Div and Jana Lamprecht – Count on you, like 1, 2, 3

Marriage and accounting are two very different things, but they can be related in certain ways. Marriage is a legal and social union between two people, often based on love, companionship, and mutual support. Accounting, on the other hand, is a system of recording, analysing and reporting financial transactions. Div and Jana Lamprecht show us…