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Energy planning can support the success of young businessesEnergy management is vital, even at times when there is no national energy supply crisis - and the small business sector is not helpless in terms of effecting changes that benefit themselves as well as their customers and clients says Annie McWalter, CEO of SAICA Enterprise Development. 19 Aug 2019 Read more

Standards and tenacity - key towards developing pride in accounting departmentsTraining is often seen as a 'nice to have' rather than a pressing need. Some think of training programmes as expensive, hard to plan and difficult to execute efficiently on a long-term basis. However, its importance is undeniable, especially in growing economies with large backlogs of highly skilled people. 19 Aug 2019 Read more

Broadening the horizons of Mpumalanga's matricsChartered accountant (CA[SA]), Peace Mabaso is a financial manager at FNB's private bank lending business unit, as well as executive member of the Ekulindeni Reunion Foundation (ERF). He's a shining example of a CA(SA) flourishing in the office while also helping others step onto the road to success. But Peace wouldn't be where he is today without several boosts from SAICA's Thuthuka programmes - the first of these when he was still at school. 16 Aug 2019 Read more

From fitness to finance - Building a smarter, stronger South AfricaAs a recently qualified chartered accountant [CA(SA)] Fulufhelo Siphuma's career has moved swiftly. But it's not a case of "all work, no play", this fitness coach also finds the time to put her sustainable development goal (SDG) passions to play. This fitness coach also puts the UN's SDGs to work. 13 Aug 2019 Read more

SMME funding - The practical answersThe skills to obtain and manage funding are highly sought after by entrepreneurs and SMMEs. Annie McWalter, CEO of SAICA Enterprise Development, comments on some of the ways in which SAICA has mobilised the chartered accountancy profession to addresses some tough issues hampering sustainable SMME development. 30 Jul 2019 Read more

Lifting as she climbsThere is still much work to be done in South Africa to create an even playing field for women. In her role as president of African Women Chartered Accountants, Zama Khanyile is playing her part. A fund manager at the National Empowerment Fund, she also leads a team that provides access to capital for some of the country's most inspiring black females. 22 Jul 2019 Read more

True upliftment: A full circle storyHere's how the accountancy profession's Thuthuka initiatives, of which sponsorship of the South African Mathematics Olympiad is but one, changed the life of this young South African by unearthing his mathematical gift. 16 Jul 2019 Read more

Funding - a key that opens many doorsIn South Africa there are many initiatives to support entrepreneurial development from different educational, professional and business angles - and almost always one of the most pressing issues experienced by participants is that of financing. Annie McWalter, CEO of SAICA Enterprise Development, addresses this issue. 12 Jul 2019 Read more

'Levelling up' on quality educationBojane Segooa has a lifelong passion for education. Not only is she currently completing her Master's degree in Innovation, while working as a senior lecturer at Unisa's department of financial accounting, she also followed through on her dream of becoming a CA(SA), and has since been nominated by SAICA as one of its Top 35 Chartered Accountants under the age of 35, for her exceptional community development talent. 11 Jul 2019 Read more

Paying it forwardHaving lived through poverty as a child, chartered accountant (CA[SA]) Makoena Mabusela is passionate about helping others break out of the cycle 11 Jul 2019 Read more

Working together to create a skilled and high-functioning workplaceThe newly appointed CEO of Fasset, Ayanda Mafuleka CA(SA) is passionate about using her position to better the lives of South Africans by steering the organisation's strategy towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Quality Education (SDG 4), Decent Work (SDG 8) and Strong Institutions (SDG 16). 5 Jul 2019 Read more

Sean Beautement: reaping the rewards by feeding his SDG passionSean Beautement CA(SA) is on a mission to make the UN's second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) - that of zero hunger - a global reality by 2030 through his involvement with Rise Against Hunger. 5 Jul 2019 Read more

From trash to cash: CA cleans up with new approach to socially responsible consumerismCan you take socially responsible consumerism and turn it into a business? Naomi Ledoux, a working mom from PE with a CA(SA) background, has by turning trash into handcrafted handbags. 5 Jul 2019 Read more

Saica explains new UIF systemThe new Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) new website, with electronic registration, claims and submission of returns on one system, has its fair share of teething problems. 13 Jun 2019 Read more

Municipalities continue to struggle with appointing qualified CFOsThe minister of finance issued the Municipal Regulations on Minimum Competence levels on 15 June 2007 which was later amended to 26 October 2018, in an effort to address the lack of competency levels of officials responsible for financial and supply chain management at municipalities and municipal entities. Currently, there is no minimum competency levels for officials employed at public entities and departments. 6 Jun 2019 Read more

Have your say on draft B-BBEE sector codeThe public can have their say on the draft Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Chartered Accountancy Sector Code. 15 May 2019 Read more

Building a balanced boardThe King IV report makes this clear: It is crucial for an organisation to get the right mix and balance of people to sit on its board. The report implies there is a positive correlation between the diversity of skills present on the board and its effectiveness. 10 Dec 2018 Read more

CAs behaving badly: The Saica professional conduct code explainedThe accounting profession is under pressure at the moment to improve public perceptions on whether they, and more specifically chartered accountants, are still behaving ethically. 13 Aug 2018 Read more