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Donna Rachelson
Gender equality promotes better economies

The world economy would be less prone to financial collapse with more women in senior roles...

By Donna Rachelson 20 May 2019

Have your say on draft B-BBEE sector code
Have your say on draft B-BBEE sector code

The public can have their say on the draft Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Chartered Accountancy Sector Code...

15 May 2019

New Chair of CIMA Western Cape elected
New Chair of CIMA Western Cape elected

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has announced that Adrian Smith ACMA, CGMA, has been elected as Chair of the Western Cape Branch...

Issued by CIMA 14 May 2019

Legislation can guard against political interference and maladministration. Bakhtiar Zein/Shutterstock
Stronger laws can keep politicians from meddling in financial decisions

For governments to function optimally, there must be a good relationship between politicians and administrators. This "political-administrative interface" is a key theme of public administration, both in theory and in practice...

By Tania Ajam 13 May 2019

Sindi Mabaso-Koyana
Revised Chartered Accountancy Sector Code: Now open for public comment

The Department of Trade and Industry has gazetted the revised Chartered Accountancy Profession Sector Code (CA Charter) for public comment, in an attempt to grow and empower the number of black people in the profession...

29 Apr 2019

Thuthuka bursary applications for aspiring accountants are now open
Thuthuka bursary applications for aspiring accountants are now open

The Thuthuka Bursary Fund could be your chance of making your dream of becoming a CA(SA) a reality. Applications for the 2020 university intake are now open...

18 Apr 2019

Bongeka Nodada
Shaping the future financial reporting landscape for SMEs

The second review of the International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities (IFRS for SMEs) is set to commence during 2019...

16 Apr 2019

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IT has a crucial role to play in the fight against money laundering

The highly publicised debacle of Angelo Agrizzi and six others, who were recently charged with money-laundering and fraud, has brought these issues into the spotlight in South Africa...

By Anusha Singh 15 Apr 2019

Help achieve a clean audit with supplier vetting
Help achieve a clean audit with supplier vetting

Is a clean audit possible for organisations at a time when corruption, fraud, dishonesty and non-compliance in procurement threaten to undermine the very foundations of an honest company?...

Issued by LexisNexis 12 Apr 2019

The real work only begins after financial year end
The real work only begins after financial year end

While technology can help automate financial year end, it remains largely a manual process, and one of the most labour-intensive periods the professional accountant will face during the year...

By Zobuzwe Ngobese 9 Apr 2019

Bernard Agulhas, CEO of the IRBA
17% of JSE-listed companies have rotated auditors ahead of MAFR

With only four years to go before until the mandatory audit firm rotation (MAFR) deadline, roughly 17% of the JSE Ltd main board listed companies have already voluntarily rotated auditors...

2 Apr 2019

Updated titles provide useful start for 2019 financial planning decisions
Updated titles provide useful start for 2019 financial planning decisions

The new year brings new opportunities for success, but sound financial decisions require a big picture view and understanding of the South African financial planning and regulatory environment...

Issued by LexisNexis 1 Apr 2019

Why use the cloud within the accounting space?
Why use the cloud within the accounting space?

As we embrace the challenges of the new financial year, accountants who have been wanting to try new ways of working...

1 Apr 2019

Faith Ngwenya, technical and standards executive at the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (Saipa)
Who's the boss in business rescue?

Construction giant, Group 5, entered business rescue last week after persistent cash flow problems brought it to its knees. It's one of a growing list of well-known companies to seek rescue over liquidation...

26 Mar 2019

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...

20 Mar 2019

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

CIMA president, Steven Swientozielskyj, to attend 100-year birthday celebrations in Africa
CIMA president, Steven Swientozielskyj, to attend 100-year birthday celebrations in Africa

The world's largest management accounting professional body, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), marks its centenary year with the Future of Finance initiative, to transform the role and function of finance...

Issued by CIMA 12 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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