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SAICA’s progress with the recommendations of the Ntsebeza Inquiry Report
SAICA’s progress with the recommendations of the Ntsebeza Inquiry Report
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Johannesburg, 24 June 2019 - The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) established the Ntsebeza Inquiry in November 2017 following wide-spread reports of wrongdoing by KMPG relating to the audit of Gupta companies and the SARS Report amongst others. KPMG audited the group of Gupta companies that were implicated in corruption. KPMG also conducted the forensic investigation into SARS that culminated in a discredited report that caused significant damage to SARS
Learners knuckle down for success this holiday
Learners knuckle down for success this holiday
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Johannesburg, Tuesday 18 June 2019 - This school holiday, over 2 500 grade 11 and 12 learners will attend the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (SAICA) annual Development Camps to harness their academic potential and produce the quality pass rates needed to study degrees leading towards South Africa’s much needed professions of high demand.
 Comments on the Unemployment Insurance Fund’s updated website
Comments on the Unemployment Insurance Fund’s updated website
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Johannesburg, 11 June 2019 – The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) launched an updated website in March 2019 which has welcomed new functionality to allow for electronic registration, claims and submission of returns on one system.
Municipalities continue to struggle with appointing qualified CFOs
Municipalities continue to struggle with appointing qualified CFOs
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Johannesburg, 06 June 2019 – The Municipal Finance Management Act, No 56 of 2003 (MFMA) and the Public Finance Management Act, No 1 of 1999 (PFMA) require that the chief financial officer (CFO) be responsible for the effective financial management of the institution including the exercise of sound budgeting and budgetary control practices; the operation of internal controls and the timely production of financial reports.
Why BANKSETA’s Mia Makhanya is banking on a better educated future
Why BANKSETA’s Mia Makhanya is banking on a better educated future
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By Leigh Andrews The Economist’s most recently published Pocket World in Figures report confirms that South Africa has the highest youth unemployment rate of any other country in the world. That is where Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA) Board Chairperson, Nosipho “Mia” Makhanya, steps up to the plate. She believes that the high youth unemployment rate is troublesome as it reflects the large number of vulnerable youth who struggle to find meaningful participation in the economy.
How professional accountants will remain relevant
How professional accountants will remain relevant
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Future shifts in demands and activities are unavoidable for all professions. The future of the accounting profession as one that remains relevant and vital to the prosperity of the societies in which it operates, depends on its ability to focus on what is required to sustain its relevance in an evolving, changing, and technologically-dominated future. Research commissioned by South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) points clearly to the need to avoid a business-as-usual approach, for that leads down the path of irrelevance.
How will carbon tax impact you?
How will carbon tax impact you?
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Johannesburg, 27 May 2019 – South Africa has experienced environmental challenges, with the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal and drought in Cape Town in 2018.
SAICA and UJ launch exciting new series of #4IR short online learning programmes
SAICA and UJ launch exciting new series of #4IR short online learning programmes
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Johannesburg, Thursday 23 May 2019:: In his 2019 State of the Nation Address, President Ramaphosa said South Africa had chosen to be a country of the future at a time when the world was changing at a pace and in a manner that was unprecedented in human history. Together, SAICA and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) heeded this call and on 22 May 2019, launched a first-of-its-kind series of short online learning programmes to equip accountants with skills to navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
If accounting is your favourite subject, you could win big with SAICA’s Accounting Olympiad
If accounting is your favourite subject, you could win big with SAICA’s Accounting Olympiad
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Johannesburg, Wednesday 15 May 2019 – The South African Institute of Chartered Accountant (SAICA) is calling all grade 9s who love accounting to enter the 2019 SAICA Accounting Olympiad. Entries are now open. With tablets, cell phones and more prizes up for grabs for the top learners in every province, SAICA urges grade 9s who wish to put their accounting knowledge to the test to speak to their accounting teachers to find out how their school can take part in this year’s SAICA Accounting Olympiad. 
Preliminary observer report of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) – National elections 8 May 2019
Preliminary observer report of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) – National elections 8 May 2019
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Johannesburg, 10 May 2019 – SAICA observers were deployed to more than 1000 voting stations across South Africa on 8 May 2019. SAICA is still in the process of capturing and processing all reports and therefore only shares a preliminary conclusion.