Profile: Michelle Coetzee – Resilient soft force for gender-based violence

Michelle Coetzee, a 31-year-old CA(SA) with a master’s degree in Computer Auditing (cum laude), as well as being a PhD candidate and an award-winning CIMA lecturer, added another accolade to her professional accomplishments on 17 November 2023:1st Runner Up in the 2023 Supreme Queen Global Earth Africa competition When asked to describe herself, Michelle says:…

Profile: Amir Ghandar – Powerlifter in life and accounting

Seen as a maverick, Amir Ghandar is reshaping the contours of the profession with a blend of dedication, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. To him, a balance sheet is not just a financial statement but a canvas for transformation and impact. As a distinguished Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and the reporting and assurance…

Profile: William Heyneman – Navigating an evolving landscape

From regulations to technology, globalisation and the need to adapt to emerging business practices and challenges … William Heyneman sheds light on the dynamic world of the CA(SA). His insights offer a roadmap to embracing change and seizing opportunities to thrive in a changing profession. William Heyneman CA(SA) is Head of Assurance at PKF South…

Profile: Daneel Steinmann – The CA(SA) who sells rugby jerseys

What started as a simple desire for classic cotton rugby jerseys has evolved into a thriving venture with a notable presence in the sports leisurewear market. In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, success stories often emerge from unexpected beginnings. Daneel Steinmann (25), a qualified CA(SA), and his brother, Stephan (23), exemplify this narrative with the…

Profile: Nomalungelo Mkhize – A journey of resilience, leadership, and the CA(SA) dream

In a world filled with adversity and opportunities, the story of Nomalungelo Mkhize CA(SA) stands as an inspiring testament to the power of education, determination, and unwavering resilience. Her journey is a powerful example of how a combination of personal drive, familial support, and a passion for learning can lead to remarkable success. EARLY BEGINNINGS…

Focus: Leading the way in accounting education for the 21st century

The world of accounting is undergoing a monumental shift, with technology and globalisation reshaping the profession. Professor Frans Prinsloo is redesigning teaching models to champion ethical grounding, real-world problem-solving, and a continuous thirst for knowledge. The world of accountancy is changing rapidly, driven by advances in technology and globalisation. To succeed in this new environment,…

Focus: How digital transformation is reshaping auditing

Digital innovation offers unique insights throughout the audit process, enabling auditors to offer increased value and efficiency in a demanding economy. The second 2023 SAICA Audit Reform Webcast held on 18 August and chaired by SAICA Executive for Audit and Assurance Thandokuhle Myoli explored the significant impact of digital technology on the audit profession, both…

Focus: Diverse experience brings new perspectives to the table

Patrick Kubai brings a unique perspective to the profession, emphasising the importance of ethics, continuous learning and well-being. This profile article delves into Patrick’s journey, shedding light on his insights about the accounting profession, its challenges and opportunities, and the evolving landscape. CAs(SA) with diverse experience are highly valuable. Career experience across different sectors is…

Focus: Red flags to look out for when it comes to fraud

Fraud has been in the news a lot recently … Between the fallen unicorn Theranos and the collapse of FTX, we seem to be surrounded by large-scale scandals. But fraud isn’t limited to multi-million-dollar enterprises. It’s pretty insidious − even in smaller businesses. So, it’s critical that you know what the tell-tale signs are. We…