Economics

April 7, 2021

Fixing the faults in South Africa’s corporate reporting ecosystem

SAICA’s CEO Freeman Nomvalo and Project Director Thandokuhle Myoli spoke to Monique Verduyn about redesigning the audit profession so that it brings out the best in its people and the wider role and purpose of audit in serving the public interest.
April 7, 2021

What can we do for small business in South Africa?

As SAICA members, we should and can do more to support and develop small businesses and entrepreneurs in South Africa if we are to outlast and outperform this crisis and boost our economy.
March 31, 2021

Sustainable Finance MasterClass Series 1 | Our Planet: Too Big To Fail

March 4, 2021

What does Brexit mean for members?

The EU & UK are gearing up for a month of intense face-to-face negotiations and it is said that the delivery of a deal by the end of the summer is a top priority for both sides, but the outcome of Brexit negotiations is a mystery yet again.
February 4, 2021
Change maker

Changemaker: A kinder magic

As Chief of Staff for the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Claire Harbron CA acts as an operational linchpin in the world’s fifth-largest philanthropic organisation – an undertaking that is demanding, emotionally charged and endlessly rewarding. The alleviation of acute malnutrition in Nigeria; establishing decarbonisation programmes in India; the treatment of billions at risk of infection from parasitic worms: it’s not hyperbolic to suggest that the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) addresses many of the weightiest and most fundamental issues confronting humanity.
December 11, 2020
stay-agile

6 steps to staying agile in 2021

The challenges of the new year will look mightily familiar. ICAS President Catherine Burnet CA outlines how rethinking the lessons of the pandemic will help CAs boost the fledgling recovery. The ending of one year and the beginning of another always brings fresh hope that things are about to change for the better. And while many will be eager to say goodbye to 2020 – a year that will be remembered for unprecedented disruption and uncertainty – the hard work is not over yet.
October 12, 2020

Diversity and Inclusion for Business and Accountancy Profession

Diversity and inclusion at the workplace have always been important issues with critical implications for businesses, but there is a very real risk that diversity and inclusion practices may now be relegated to the back seat as a strategic priority as businesses confront unprecedented disruptions as a result of Covid-19.
October 12, 2020

Using Data Analytics in a Financial Statements Audit

Technology leverage has been all the rage in recent times as businesses, and even entire industries, seek to fend off disruptors and/or chase growth. For the audit industry, data analytics has been touted as a potential game-changer as the profession seeks to innovate its way to more effective audits in the face of mounting expectations, business complexity and volume of transactions.
September 17, 2020
Too big to fail

Our Planet: Too Big to Fail

Based on the success of Our Planet: Our Business and the Our Planet series, WWF and Silverback Films have teamed up again to create a new film for business – this time for the finance sector.
September 1, 2020

How charities have helped hospitals navigate Covid-19

Hayley Pannick CA, Director of Development at Imperial Health Charity, tells Laurence Eastham how charities have helped hospitals navigate the Covid-19 pandemic and why public goodwill for the NHS can be channelled into action.