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Several bills get green light from National Assembly
Several bills get green light from National Assembly

As the fifth Parliament concludes its work in the next few weeks, it is pushing ahead by passing essential laws which are in line with the Constitution's values...

3 days ago

Winners of the 2019 SA Professional Services Awards
Winners of the 2019 SA Professional Services Awards

Honouring professional excellence drawn from two main categories, namely the built environment and commerce law and management, the fourth annual South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) was held at Montecasino on 14 March 2019...

18 Mar 2019

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Why the insurance industry needs actuaries more than ever

The insurance industry is gearing up for one of its most radical financial reporting changes in the last two decades, but they are running out of time to interpret and apply these new requirements to their contracts and reporting...

15 Mar 2019

Dr Renate Scherrer
The psychology of ethical behaviour

In a country where unethical behaviour and blatant corruption by political and business leaders seem to be the norm, more and more people are asking what causes it and how it can be prevented...

By Renate Scherrer 12 Mar 2019

Professor Rashied Small, education and training executive at Saipa.
What will the accounting profession look like in 5 years?

The conversation around the future of the accounting profession usually veers to digitisation of the profession or the role artificial intelligence (AI) will play in transforming the practitioner's duties...

11 Mar 2019

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The cause and effect of behaviour economics

Psychologically, we are programmed to respond well to being rewarded for good behaviour...

11 Mar 2019

Getting Intuit: Why AI is an opportunity, not a threat
Getting Intuit: Why AI is an opportunity, not a threat

As technology rapidly evolves to make our lives simpler through ease of communication and automation, so comes the fear of redundancy as more people wonder if they will be replaced by "robots"...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Feb 2019

Response to the 2019 Budget Speech
Response to the 2019 Budget Speech

Similar to the 2018 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) this budget was very closely watched with many hoping for clarity on the future direction...

By Nico Esterhuizen (FCCA), Issued by ACCA 21 Feb 2019

Bernard Agulhas, CEO of IRBA
IRBA inspections reveal recurring quality deficiency themes

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) today released its 2018 Public Inspections Report...

19 Feb 2019

The art of forensic investigations
The art of forensic investigations

The investigations industry has been revolutionised by the advent of auditing firms which conduct internal inquiries, and innovative technology that both simplifies and complicates the sector...

15 Feb 2019

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Financial Matters Amendment Bill progresses through parliament

The Financial Matters Amendment Bill, which includes much needed amendments to the audit legislation, is now officially in the parliamentary process to enact legislation.....

8 Feb 2019

SingularityU South Africa aims to future-proof Africa through the finance sector
SingularityU South Africa aims to future-proof Africa through the finance sector

"Africa needs to come to grips with owning her future. If there is no plan for the future, then it is quite likely that there is no hope for the future." - Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina...

Issued by Mann Made 7 Feb 2019

Andrew Harding
Finance professionals must tech up or ship out

Most finance teams and professionals are not evolving their skills fast enough to account for the impact of artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and other technologies...

4 Feb 2019

Dr Adrian Saville, chief executive of Cannon Asset Managers
The question every investor should ask

Most investors' first question is, "How much money can I make?" But the accounting scandal at Steinhoff or business fraud at Theranos - and their subsequent share price collapses - highlight that an investor's first consideration should rather be,"How much money can I lose?"

By Adrian Saville 30 Jan 2019

Did you hear the Accounting & Finance Show's free registration is open?
Did you hear the Accounting & Finance Show's free registration is open?

Be inspired by the latest technological solutions in accountancy and finance. Hear how theatre themes are changing the finance function forever...

Issued by Terrapinn 28 Jan 2019

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Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019

Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance...

22 Jan 2019

President signs tax bills into law
President signs tax bills into law

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law three 2018 tax bills that give legislative effect to the tax proposals announced by the Minister of Finance in last year's annual National Budget Speech...

18 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Integrated reporting - the end of annual financial statements?
#BizTrends2019: Integrated reporting - the end of annual financial statements?

Over the last six years, integrated business reporting has gained a significant amount of traction, with big corporates migrating from the traditional reporting method, which focuses on financial statements, to a more integrated framework of reporting that incorporates all aspects of the business...

By Faith Ngwenya 17 Jan 2019

Ernest North, co-founder at Naked
#BizTrends2019: Purpose first, profit later

South African business headlines were dominated by corporate disgrace in 2018...

By Ernest North 7 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Finance
#BestofBiz 2018: Finance

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance site over the past year below.

18 Dec 2018

Survey: Chartered accountants are still trusted
Survey: Chartered accountants are still trusted

Despite the ethical crisis facing the South African auditing profession over the last year, a global survey shows that chartered accountants are still held in high regard, ahead of other professions where trust is a key element...

3 Dec 2018

Wendy Simmons, audit manager at Hobbs Sinclair
A question of ethics

In this past year, our profession, and in particular, our reputation as independent auditors and chartered accountants, has been subjected to fairly intense scrutiny...

By Wendy Simmons 30 Nov 2018

Ragiema Thokan-Mahomed
Industry bodies unite to close loophole

Six professional accounting bodies have signed a memorandum of understanding to effectively close a loophole that allowed professionals with multiple memberships to evade the consequences of misconduct...

27 Nov 2018

New law will give the Auditor-General the 'right to act', but will it be enough?
New law will give the Auditor-General the 'right to act', but will it be enough?

The Public Audit Amendment Bill will change the DNA of the Auditor-General and help curb poor financial management, but better public sector education is also key, said panellists at an event at the UCT Graduate School of Business...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 23 Nov 2018

AG urged to complete audit bill regulations
AG urged to complete audit bill regulations

The Standing Committee on the Auditor General has urged the Office of the Auditor General to accelerate the completion of the development of regulations to give effect to the Public Audit Amendment Bill...

22 Nov 2018

New audit law to hold accounting officers liable
New audit law to hold accounting officers liable

As irregular and fruitless expenditure continues to soar, Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu says the newly accented Public Audit Amendment Act will empower his office to take measures that will see accounting officers being held to account for material irregularities...

21 Nov 2018

Faith Ngwenya of Saipa
When things go bad. Business liquidation or business rescue?

South African companies in financial trouble are opting for business rescue rather than shutting their doors...

By Faith Ngwenya 13 Nov 2018

Emotional intelligence is vital for the success of professional accountants in a digital age, says ACCA
Emotional intelligence is vital for the success of professional accountants in a digital age, says ACCA

A new report from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants examines the role of emotional intelligence in developing the accountancy profession needed for a fast-evolving digital age...

Issued by ACCA 13 Nov 2018

Helping SA companies to get serious about innovation
Helping SA companies to get serious about innovation

South Africa fares poorly when it comes to innovation in part because many organisations have no clear guidelines on what innovation actually entails...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 12 Nov 2018

Leading accounting firm SekelaXabiso implements Deltek's accounting practice management solution
Leading accounting firm SekelaXabiso implements Deltek's accounting practice management solution

Silversoft, a leading provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms, has announced that leading South African Accounting & Audit Firm, SekelaXabiso (SkX), has implemented Deltek Maconomy to manage its practice...

Issued by Silversoft 9 Nov 2018

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