News Articles and Press & media releases

Below are just a few of the latest 2018 press releases:

Matric Excellence Camp to give 200 learners a step up to varsity
Matric Excellence Camp to give 200 learners a step up to varsity
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Mpumalanga, Monday 17 September 2018: With less than a month to go before South African matrics start their high school final exams, 200 Mpumalanga matrics are looking ahead to 2019 in preparation for what the world of tertiary education will hold for them. It is all thanks to a special five day ‘university expectations’ camp put together by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
How does South Africa treat global citizens from a taxation perspective?
How does South Africa treat global citizens from a taxation perspective?
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Johannesburg, 05 September 2018 – Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) released the Community Survey in 2016 noting that a total of 94 760 South Africans have emigrated between 2006 and 2016. A more recent study performed by the Pew Research Centre in February 2018 notes that 900 000 people born in South Africa were living abroad for one year or longer. The top three destinations being United Kingdom, Australia and United States.
Are young prospective CAs(SA) expected to be ethical?
Are young prospective CAs(SA) expected to be ethical?
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Johannesburg, 3 September 2018 – An outline of ethics education and expectations SAICA requires of prospective CAs(SA) in its rigorous qualification process.
New hope in wake of political change
New hope in wake of political change
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Johannesburg, 24 August 2018 - Change is the mother of uncertainty. Yet, since Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment as the new president, a wave of positive sentiment has swept the country.
Non-compliance: a reality in South Africa. What are the implications for SAICA members and the public at large?
Non-compliance: a reality in South Africa. What are the implications for SAICA members and the public at large?
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Johannesburg, 23 August 2018 – What to do when you know what you know and you know it is wrong?
Assurance engagements on attorneys’ trust accounts
Assurance engagements on attorneys’ trust accounts
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Johannesburg, 20 August 2018 – The Attorneys Act, No. 53 of 1979 (Act) requires attorneys to have their trust accounts audited, in terms of whether those accounts have been maintained in compliance with Section 78(1), 78(2)(a) and (b), 78(2A), 78(3) and 78(4) of the Act, and certain identified Rules of the Attorneys’ Profession (the Rules). This article provides an overview of the current assurance model applied by auditors in conducting such a compliance engagement.
Giving high school learners a taste of the business world
Giving high school learners a taste of the business world
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Johannesburg, 14 August 2018 – With youth unemployment in the country standing at 38.8%, it is clear that today’s business leaders have a mammoth role to play in nurturing the next generation of wealth and job creators.
What are the values SAICA expects of its members?
What are the values SAICA expects of its members?
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Johannesburg, 07 August 2018 – Ongoing negative publicity regarding the accounting profession has many people asking whether accountants, and more specifically chartered accountants, are still behaving ethically. Michael Dorfan, Chairman of the SAICA Ethics Committee, outlines the values mentioned in the SAICA Code of Professional Conduct and looks at what SAICA is doing to ensure its members live up to these values.
University of Zululand accredited to produce chartered accountants
University of Zululand accredited to produce chartered accountants
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Durban, Wednesday 8 August 2018 – This month, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)—together with the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) and the Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA)—celebrates the SAICA accreditation of the university’s BCom (Accounting Science) undergraduate degree.
SAICA and Old Mutual’s Masisizane Fund’s awards its best farmers as part of the Agricultural Flagship Project
SAICA and Old Mutual’s Masisizane Fund’s awards its best farmers as part of the Agricultural Flagship Project
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Kokstad, Thursday 2 August 2018 - On Tuesday, 31 July 2018 SAICA together with the Masisizane Fund, an Old Mutual non-profit company established in 2007 to support and provide loan financing for small micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs) proudly acknowledged and awarded some of its best farmer beneficiaries in Matatiele this week at the annual Masisizane Harvest Day.