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CA(SA) | Ethics education and expectations

Ethics is one of the three pervasive skills competency areas to be developed in all entry-level CAs(SA) that SAICA requires in its rigorous qualification process.

Global standard for digital literacy, skills and readiness launched

The Coalition for Digital Intelligence (CDI), a platform created in association with the World Economic Forum (Forum) and formed jointly by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), IEEE Standards Association (IEEE), and DQ Institute, has today launched the DQ Global Standards Report 2019 which is the world’s first attempt to define a global standard for digital literacy, skills and readiness across the education and technology sectors.

Revised CA Charter now open for public comment

In its quest to empower and grow the number of Black people in the chartered accountancy profession and empower them meaningfully to participate and sustain the growth of the economy, the Department of Trade and Industry, has gazetted the revised Chartered Accountancy Profession Sector Code (CA Charter) for public comment.

Engineering sector held back by lack of entrepreneurial skills

South Africa’s engineering sector is being held back by universities’ inability to teach entrepreneurial skills and breed a new generation of innovators and business...

Fraudulent qualifications on the national agenda

As unemployment in South Africa jumped to 27.2% for Q2 2018, the proverbial walls seem to be closing in on job seekers. The strain of this appears to be intensified among the youth who account for 63.5% of the total number of unemployed persons,irrespective of education level.

TAX INCENTIVE APP!

KPMG in South Africa has launched a Learnership Incentive Tax Tool (LITT), an app that provides an additional tax deduction for registered learnerships. The objectives of this tax incentive are to encourage the creation of jobs by reducing the cost of hiring new employees, offering learnerships and to encourage skills development in the workplace.

SAICA accredits Historically Disadvantaged Institutions

SAICA along with strategic partners such as FASSET, Bankseta and the National Skills Fund have undertaken to build capacity with the ultimate goal of accrediting Historically Disadvantaged Institutions (HDIs) accounting programmes so that students at these institutions can study to become chartered accountants (CAs[SA]) without having to leave their provinces.

Qualifications vs professionalism!

"Not every person with a qualification can be regarded as a professional" - This is becoming something of a mantra when explaining what it is a Professional Body stands for. A Professional Body is not a Training Provider and SAQA has done itself a disservice surely, by allowing Training Providers to register as Professional Bodies?

Google trains 1 million in digital skills!

Google announced that it has reached the 1 million milestone in its Digital Skills programme. On 16th April 2016, the company committed to training...

Matric results: What’s missing?

Every year, teachers, principals, learners and parents focus on the preparation and writing of the final matric examinations and every year we are left feeling battered and disappointed at the less-than-desirable results!
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