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Building up SA’s Historically Disadvantaged Universities into strongholds of empowerment
Building up SA’s Historically Disadvantaged Universities into strongholds of empowerment
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Thohoyandou, Friday 18 October 2019 – More than two million people in Limpopo live below the breadline. So it is no wonder that there was great joy in the province today as students, academics, members of the chartered accountancy profession, government officials and VIP guests gathered in the University of Venda’s (UNIVEN) auditorium to celebrate the accreditation of the University’s BCom (Accounting Sciences) undergraduate degree by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
Re-humanising technology to ensure the future-fit chartered accountant
Re-humanising technology to ensure the future-fit chartered accountant
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Johannesburg, 17 October 2019 – There is a website called willrobotstakemyjob.com. Viewed in the context of any profession, it shows the likelihood that your job will be taken by a robot. According to this website, if you’re an auditor or accountant there’s a 94% chance of it. “The reason for this is that practitioners are not adapting to technology, through fear of change,” says Tramayne Monaghan, chartered accountant and CIO of Tencent Africa.
How reporting on employee health and wellbeing can impact your business’s bottom line
How reporting on employee health and wellbeing can impact your business’s bottom line
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Johannesburg, 16 October 2019 – Corporate reporting has evolved from reporting only financial information to reporting information that gives stakeholders a detailed understanding of all aspects of the business, including the organisation’s past performance, its strategy, value creation and future outlook.
How SMPs can build a strong digital brand
How SMPs can build a strong digital brand
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Johannesburg, 14 October 2019 – Many small and medium practices (SMPs) view marketing as separate from the mainstream tasks of running their accounting and auditing businesses, and that a Tweet or Facebook status update here and there will suffice. Andile Khumalo, CA(SA) and CEO of investment firm khumalo.co, shed some light on building a strong digital brand.
Mpho Mookapele scoops top prize in the SAICA Top-35-under-35 CA(SA) competition
Mpho Mookapele scoops top prize in the SAICA Top-35-under-35 CA(SA) competition
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Johannesburg, Thursday, 03 October 2019 – Mpho Mookapele (35), CFO and Acting CEO: Energy and Water SETA, has been announced as the overall winner of the 2019 Top 35-under-35 chartered accountants [CA(SA)] award.
Broadening the horizons of Mpumalanga’s matrics
Broadening the horizons of Mpumalanga’s matrics
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Chartered accountant (CA[SA]), Peace Mabaso is a financial manager at FNB’s private bank lending business unit, as well as executive member of the Ekulindeni Reunion Foundation (ERF). He’s a shining example of a CA(SA) flourishing in the office while also helping others step onto the road to success. But Peace wouldn’t be where he is today without several boosts from SAICA’s Thuthuka programmes – the first of these when he was still at school.
The Enhanced Auditor’s Report – Post implementation review in South Africa
The Enhanced Auditor’s Report – Post implementation review in South Africa
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Johannesburg, 01 October 2019 – The new and revised auditor reporting standards became effective for audits of financial statements for periods ending on or after 15 December 2016. With more than two years of post-implementation experience, this SAICA article provides an overview and analysis of the revised format of the auditor’s reports of certain entities listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange JSE.
Top mathematics boffins honoured
Top mathematics boffins honoured
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Aaron Naidu (Eden College) and Emmanuel Rassou (South African College High School) were honoured for their performance in the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO). The 2 learners beat more than 91 000 learners nationwide to be crowned as the overall winners of the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO).
Mandatory audit firm rotation and SMPs
Mandatory audit firm rotation and SMPs
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Johannesburg, 27 September 2019 - It has been two years since the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (IRBA) on 5 June 2017 gazetted their rule on mandatory audit firm rotation (MAFR).
NGOs prove their use when multiplier effects come into play
NGOs prove their use when multiplier effects come into play
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The proverb goes: ‘Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.’ This saying has been attributed to the Chinese, the Italians, Native Americans and others. But whoever said it first, matters less than its implication: helping others to help themselves is at the heart of sustainability and also of many successful NGOs who succeed in reaching their objectives.