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Johannesburg, Friday 18 August 2017 – Every year, aspiring chartered accountants [(CAs(SA)] have two chances to pass the first qualifying examination, the Initial Test of Competence (ITC); one in January and the other in June. For this reason, many of candidates who sit for the June ITC are repeat candidates who are taking advantage of these further opportunities to pass the exam. Today, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is proud to announce that out of the 913 candidates who sat the June ITC, 583 (64%) have passed.


Only 11% of civil engineers in South Africa are women. Out of that number, three quarters leave the profession early on, blaming stigma. To top it all, even fewer of these are black women. But the directors of civil construction firm Tisang Group, Lusanda Tyebileyo and Lerato Kotane, are symbols of change in the profession.


Johannesburg, Wednesday 2 August 2017 – The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is pleased to announce that the Institute of Accounting Science (IAS) has received SAICA-accreditation for its postgraduate diploma in accountancy. This will be effective from January 2018, where the first intake of students will be at the Johannesburg campus of the IAS.


Johannesburg, Tuesday 1 August 2017 – After weeks of preparation and hard work, it is all systems go as South Africa’s top grade 11 and 12 learners prepare to take part in today’s annual SAICA Accounting Olympiad.


The National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) have, on 19 July 2017, published for public comment the 2017 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) and the 2017 Draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill.


The National Treasury and the South African Revenue Services have recently released the 2017 Draft Taxation Laws amendment Bill and Draft Tax Administration Amendment Bill for comment.


Johannesburg, Wednesday 19 July 2017 – The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is passionate about creating a dialogue that will help to take the economy, and indeed the country, forward. But SAICA does not expect this kind of engagement only from members of the profession.


Speaking of transparency in the same sentence as tendering to government; surely not? Chartered accountant [CA(SA)] Julius Mojapelo, Senior Executive for the Public Sector, at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) sets the record straight.


11 July 2017 - The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has recently released a report titled THE NEW AUDITOR’S REPORT: THE EARLY ADOPTERS IN SOUTH AFRICA. The report provides an overview and analysis of the auditor reports for listed entity audit clients in South Africa, where auditors have early adopted the new and revised auditor reporting and related auditing standards.


10 July 2017 - The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has, on 28 June 2017, accredited the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) as a professional body for business rescue practitioners in terms of Section 138(1) of the Companies Act, 2008.
 
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