News Articles and Press & media releases

Below are just a few of the latest press releases:

 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 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.
SAICA Announces the Disciplinary Committee Hearing for Jacques Wessels
SAICA Announces the Disciplinary Committee Hearing for Jacques Wessels
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Johannesburg, 3 May 2019 – SAICA hereby informs all stakeholders that the hearing in respect of Mr Jacques Wessels, formerly employed by KPMG, is taking place on 6 and 7 May, 2019 at SAICA’s office, 17 Fricker Road, Illovo, Sandton.
Media Statement - SAICA members to monitor national elections on 8 May 2019
Media Statement - SAICA members to monitor national elections on 8 May 2019
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Johannesburg, 03 May 2019 – The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), has been accredited by the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to provide election observers during the 2019 National and Provincial Elections.
“Levelling up” on quality education
“Levelling up” on quality education
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Bojane Segooa has a lifelong passion for education. Not only is she currently completing her Master’s degree in Innovation, while working as a senior lecturer at Unisa’s department of financial accounting, she also followed through on her dream of becoming a CA(SA), and has since been nominated by SAICA as one of its Top 35 Chartered Accountants under the age of 35, for her exceptional community development talent.