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Empowering individuals to become financially independent ignites hope for SAIgniting hope for a better future - at the heart of The Hope Factory is the impactful change created through entrepreneurial skills development of South African individuals. Discover how The Hope Factory is empowering individuals to become financially independent through the story of beneficiary Unathi Kolanisi. 18 Mar 2020 Read more

How a CA(SA) and Honorary Ranger is doggedly working to prevent poachingCA(SA) Leonie Meyer is a reporting strategist at GreymatterFinch, as well as an active member of the SANParks Honorary Rangers (SHR), where she assists in SANPARKS conservation objectives as the K9 national project treasurer, where she oversees all anti-poaching canine activities from a management level. The role suits this animal-loving books-balancer to a T, but how exactly does one end up in a career that also stokes your passion of protecting the natural environment? Leonie explains... 17 Mar 2020 Read more

Profession urges South Africans to join the challenge and reduce their carbon footprintAs the world's 14th largest emitter of greenhouse gases, South Africa's carbon footprint is through the roof. While it is true that these emissions are principally due to our heavy reliance on coal (particularly when it comes to our electricity grid), the World Wildlife Fund estimates that our footprint is about 2.8 hectares per person. This is concerning when you consider that the planet can only support an average of 1.8 hectares per person. With this in mind, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants' (Saica) Central Region Office has challenged Saica members and associates across the country to join the call to reduce climate action by taking part in the #spekboomchallenge. 3 Mar 2020 Read more

The relationship between audit quality and audit feesDue to recent high-profile corporate failures in South Africa, questions are being asked about the relationship between auditor independence, the amount of fees and audit quality. There is a perception in various circles that lower audit fees equate to lower audit quality, writes Thandokuhle Myoli, Saica project director: assurance. 18 Feb 2020 Read more

From Cape Flats childhood to a well-chartered life of uplifting youth through sportsNathaniel Japhta grew up in the Cape Flats, a life many chartered accountants [CAs(SA)] just can't imagine. He has first-hand experience with prevalent gang culture and witnessing drug abuse, explaining: "I saw friends and family with more talent than I had go to prison for life, or face no option but a life of drug dealing. I was held at gunpoint for my watch on my way to write my matric final exams. It's just one of the many experiences I had to endure and push through." Here's what inspired him to push through and help the next generation get on the safe track to a brighter future. 18 Feb 2020 Read more


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