Manuel Rodrigues, CFO of African Operations and MD of Escolha Do Povo (EDP) Mozambique, has been announced as the overall winner of the 2020 Top 35-under-35 chartered accountants [CA(SA)] award. The 34-year-old always wanted to change the world but realised soon enough it’s not about the world as a whole, but rather about growth in small underprivileged communities. He therefore changed his philosophy of changing the world to changing their world, and he has certainly succeeded...

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Given the recent accounting and auditing scandals, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants have increased its focus on ethics training in the pre- and post-qualification education space. Jeanne Viljoen, Project Director at SAICA elaborates on what SAICA is doing to address this issue.

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Where do your tax rands go and how can we track the money trail in the public sector? The Auditor General’s report on audit results for local government - released on 1 July 2020 - showed only 8% of municipalities received clean audits. This reveals how vital strong internal controls, appropriately skilled staff and ethical conduct are in ensuring effective service delivery. Natashia Soopal, the Project Director: Public Sector at SAICA, joins Gareth Cliff to emphasise the need to professionalise the public sector finance professionals.

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08.07.20 Pt 2 - Let's solve this now... is Liberace the king of the gays, because no human has ever looked that good while being sequence laden? The masks we wear are so that we don't spread the Covid in our throats. What happens if OJ's glove fits on his deathbed? If you are broke, cheer yourself up and say it in Yiddish... "I'm not broke, I'm mechula!"

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