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Controlling The Carnage

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It’s another year of shocking statistics on our roads. Tamsin Oxford takes a look at what can be done to improve driver behaviour.

The New Digital Interns

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The digital skills shortage is massive, and it affects all areas of employment. Lungelo Shezi talks to the organisations looking to teach the masses.

Nouveau Teach

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Workplace requirements are changing faster than ever, and new jobs are replacing old. Are academic institutions keeping up, asks Adam oxford.

What Does the Ocean Economy Need?

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The aims of operation Phakisa are noble, says Kerry Haggard, but what skills does the sector need to achieve its goals?

Tough Conversations

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How to deal with problem employees and stay on the right side of strict labour law? Zia Taylor investigates.

University of Limpopo to Produce Chartered Accountants

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The University of Limpopo (UL) has gained accreditation for its postgraduate degree in accounting, effective from January 2017.

Free State’s Top Accounting Learner Achieves 100%

Nwabisa Mdladlamba receiving her award at the Thuthuka Development Camp in the Free State.

SPONSORED: At the Free State Thuthuka Development Camp awards, Mdladlamba and eight other learners were honoured as the province’s brightest maths, accounting and science learners by representatives of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the Free State Department of Education, the University of the Free State (UFS) and the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA).

Western Cape’s Top Maths and Accounting Learners Honoured

Western Cape Thuthuka Camp top maths learner, Jianni Williams, with Dr Terence Nombembe (SAICA CEO), Sandile Philip (SAICA Southern Region President) and Dr Glynis Schreuder (Western Cape Education Department).

SPONSORED: Recently, 180 top performing Grade 12 learners from the Western Cape packed their bags and gave up a week of their school holiday to take part in the province’s Thuthuka development camp, an initiative run by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Education. At the camp’s award ceremony, four learners were honoured as the province’s brightest maths and accounting learners.

Mpumalanga’s Top Learners Celebrated at Tenth Annual Thuthuka Camp

Mpumalanga camp’s top learners with the AGSA’s Sibongile Lubambo (far left).

SPONSORED: Recently, 400 of Mpumalanga’s top performing matric learners spent a week of their winter school holidays attending the Thuthuka Development Camp. At the camp’s award ceremony, ten learners were honoured as the brightest learners in the province for these subjects.

200 KZN Learners Attend SAICA Development Camp

Last week, matric learners work to improve their maths, accounting and science marks at SAICA’s KZN Thuthuka development camp.

SPONSORED: The main campus at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Pietermaritzburg was buzzing with activity from 4 to 9 July 2016 when 200 KZN matric learners took part in the Thuthuka development camp of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Nine Matrics Recognised for Excellence at Gauteng Development Camp

Top accounting student Madubeko Derek with the GDE’s Naughty Mbanyane.

SPONSORED: Nine students were honoured as the brightest learners at a Development Camp where Gauteng’s top performing matric learners spent a week of their winter school holidays to improve their proficiency in mathematics, accounting and science.

Western Cape CAs(SA) Assist Schools with Their Finances

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According to findings by Corruption Watch, schools remain one of the country’s biggest corruption hotspots.

Over 2700 Teens to Spend the Holidays Improving Their Maths Skills

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Most teenagers will spend the winter holidays finding ways to relax and avoid the cold. However, thanks to the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), more than 2 700 talented learners will be warming their brains countrywide.

Auditor-General Report: Municipalities Must Grow Their Own Timber

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Auditor-General (AG) Thembekile Kimi Makwetu released a recent report detailing the state of financial health of South Africa’s municipalities and stresses the need for less discussions and a lot more action.

Walter Sisulu University’s First Chartered Accounting Students Graduate

The University's first Chartered Accounting Students Graduation.

It has been four years since Walter Sisulu University (WSU) embarked on a journey to regain South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) accreditation for its four-year BCompt (Accounting Sciences) degree. Last week, these efforts, supported by much-needed financial aid from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), bore the first fruit when 27 students from WSU’s initial 2012 intake took to the stage to graduate.

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