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SAICA signs pathway agreement with the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
On Thursday, the 25th of May 2017, SAICA and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants [represented by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)] signed a membership pathway agreement aimed at advancing the accounting profession in South Africa by broadening access to the two bodies’ professional qualifications and resources. The agreement will remain in place for five years.
South Africa and Namibia working together to accelerate the accountancy profession
Johannesburg, Tuesday 2 May 2017 – One of the key attractions of accountancy as a global profession is that you can work anywhere in the world and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has seen a steady growth in the number of chartered accountants (CAs[SA]) practising outside of South Africa’s borders over the past few years.
Participating in Olympiads helps produce top scholars
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants illustrates how its annual Accounting Olympiad is an investment into future CAs(SA)
Western Cape Department of Education improves financial management and governance through School Governing Body project
Cape Town: Saturday, 1 April 2017 – In a bid to ensure better financial management in schools and to ensure that the financial affairs of schools in the province are overseen effectively and efficiently, the Western Cape Department of Education, in partnership with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), is working on a project to upskill and mentor School Governing Bodies (SGBs) and ensure that schools’ financial decisions are made in the best interests of learners.
Exam proves CA profession is making strides to become more inclusive
Johannesburg, Friday 31 March 2017 – Listen to South Africa’s ongoing rhetoric and one thing is clear: the need to vigorously pursue radical economic transformation is a foremost concern for all.
University of Fort Hare student inspires Eastern Cape matrics to succeed
East London, 16 March 2017: Only 59.3% of Eastern Cape matriculants passed the 2016 final examinations. This makes it the provinces with the lowest pass rate in the country. So what separates the learners who have bucked the trend from those who failed? One thing is motivation and support. Which is precisely why Mkhuseli Cinani, a second year BCom student at the University of Fort Hare, has taken time out from his studies to encourage learners in the province to aim higher.
Accounting Technician qualification now offered at five Universities of Technology
Johannesburg, Monday 13 March 2017 – Association of Accounting Technician South Africa AAT(SA) in partnership with BANKSETA will be launching a Capacity-building project with 5 Universities of Technology (UoTs) in the Free State, Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal in April 2017. Registrations for individuals to apply to be part of this programme are now open.
Grade 11 and 12s: Enter the SAICA 2017 Accounting Olympiad today
Johannesburg, Monday 6 March 2017 – Entries for the SAICA 2017 Accounting Olympiad are open. High schools have until 28 April 2017 to register their top grade 11 and 12 accounting learners for this year’s prestigious competition.
Girls from Ekurhuleni South win Gauteng Business Development Games
Johannesburg, Tuesday 7 March 2017 – On Saturday, 55 grade 11 girls from around Gauteng participated in the final of the annual Gauteng Business Development Games. Ten learners from the Ekurhuleni South region won the event after proving they could best apply the fundamentals of business.
Turning failure into a successful business
CA(SA), Darren Lang, was a star performer at university. So why was he at the bottom of the performance pile when he started work? The answer is something Lang and his business partner have turned into a highly successful business.
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