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Setting boundaries – the ‘NO’ factor for successful leadership

Jacqueline van Rooijen | Director | Ycagel | mail me | In the fast-paced world of business and leadership, the word "no" can sometimes carry a...

The importance of EQ in business turnaround

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the first skill business leaders need to apply when turning things around.

Skills professionals need for the future

As exponential technologies are more widely adopted across the globe, we’ll see professions transform. Some will be disrupted entirely due to advancements in automation, mechanisation and robotics, but this will also create space for new technology-enabled job opportunities that we cannot yet imagine.


This feature takes a look at how professionalism helps to build and maintain an ethical society, one that upholds the values of honesty, integrity and dependability. It explores the role professional bodies play in setting and upholding industry standards, and how professional development assists in the maintenance of those standards. It also looks at the role business schools are playing in professional development, and what skills will be needed in the future world of work.

REPORT | Evaluating trust in the accountancy profession

New independent, international research indicates high trust in Chartered Accountants and points to the need for them to lead on protecting data and driving ethical behaviour and transparent business practices.

SURVEY | Ethical sentiment among professional South Africans drop sharply!

Following a bruising year of corporate scandals, the AEPF Ethical Practices Survey 2018 reveals 1 in 4 believe financial success is more important than doing the right thing - while 25% in public sector say they fear for their lives when reporting wrongdoing.

BOOK REVIEW | The world’s most inspiring accountants

This is a book about the extraordinary economic, social, personal and emotional impact accountants across the world are having.

Accountants will save the world!

Peter Bakker, the CEO of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, is quoted as saying ‘Accountants will save the world.’ Superhero is not a status usually associated with the profession. What could he mean?

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.

Rising risk tide for directors!

Lee Astfalck | Director | Norton Rose Fulbright | | | State capture, growing public discontent fuelled by social media at the activities...


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