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Bursary application window extended for learners who want to be a CA(SA)

For the past 15 years, the Thuthuka Bursary has funded academically talented African and Coloured learners and students who want to become chartered accountants [CAs(SA)]. If you are one of them, don't delay; the applications window for the 2021 intake has been extended until 30 August 2020...

Issued by SAICA 30 Jul 2020

Your time is now

At Saica's recent Leadership in a time of crisis series, actuary and innovator Dean Furman spoke about how the greatest innovation is created in tough times...

Issued by SAICA 28 Jul 2020

Institute finalises 332 disciplinary cases related to the APC 2015 Assessment

In 2015, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) discovered that several candidates sitting the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) examination had allegedly breached the assessment's ethical expectations...

Issued by SAICA 27 Jul 2020

Training the accountants of tomorrow, today

South Africa's small businesses face an unprecedented range of challenges, and unfortunately due to the Covid-19 crisis, three out of four SMMEs are not expected to survive, according to new Heavy Chef research...

By Colin Timmis 24 Jul 2020

How the business rescue process works

Are you or your clients facing business collapse? The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) explores practical options relating to the business rescue process and turnaround interventions...

Issued by SAICA 20 Jul 2020

SAIBA and CIMA announce signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

The South Africa Institute for Business Accountants (SAIBA) and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to mutually recognise each body's accounting designations and work more closely to advance the accounting profession in South Africa...

Issued by CIMA 16 Jul 2020

Finance is becoming data-driven and strategic - Here's what CFOs need to know

South African chief financial officers and senior finance professionals recognise that the world is changing, with a perfect storm of technological and social forces altering the rules of business in this digital era...

By Pieter Bensch 15 Jul 2020

How to restore confidence in the auditing profession

The auditing profession finds itself in a state of crisis. In discussing how and why this happened, the lessons learnt and the required response, Bernard Agulhas, former chief executive of the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (IRBA) identified six questions...

8 Jul 2020

Nurturing the CA(SA) pipeline during a pandemic

As the South African economy flails under Covid-19 and a downgrade to junk status, The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) talks to chartered accountants [CA(SA)] Ignatius Sehoole about the importance of ensuring we continue to bring top-quality CAs(SA) into the system...

By Roberta Coci, Issued by SAICA 30 Jun 2020

Income Tax Act: Clarity on distribution of unlisted shares

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) recently released Binding General Ruling 54 (BGR 54), which deals with the unbundling of unlisted shares and the impact on non-qualifying shareholders...

By Denny Da Silva 29 Jun 2020

How likely are medical schemes to catch the Covid-19 wave

When the clock struck midnight on 31 December 2019, and wishes of health, happiness and prosperity for the new year were extended by all, no one could have imagined the trauma that 2020 would bring only a few weeks later...

By Milton Segal 29 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Charity begins at home

From the rural Eastern Cape to co-founding his own investment firm, Unathi Mkiva has never forgotten the values of sharing with others, discipline, respect and embracing one's blessings instilled in him by the extended family that raised him...

19 Jun 2020

Modification to the audit opinion explained

Audit firms are advanced in terms of being able to work remotely. Many firms, even the smaller firms, have cloud-based software that can be accessed anywhere and at any time...

18 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Impact investing - unlocking a multi-billion-dollar industry

Lize Lubbe's pioneering spirit has led her to deliberately choose the road less travelled at every pivotal moment. Investing and entrepreneurship have been the golden thread that runs throughout her career, and the results of her leading huge impact investment projects across the African continent have been extraordinary...

17 Jun 2020

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