How do you mould a finance professional to be ethical in practice and not just in theory? When managing the development of finance professionals, what is the role of educational institutions? Morality is a dual education process… which factors should mentors consider when developing young accountants? Mandi Olivier, CA(SA) and SAICA’s Senior Executive: Professional Development, tells us about how SAICA is committed to instilling ethics in aspiring accountants to ensure the future of the profession.

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14.10.20 Pt 1 – If you are in the media, is it more important to get clicks or spell words correctly? What’s it like to go onto a hit TV show as a guest? What is the challenge faced by people who are trying to lose weight? The Police are on Twitter, and Sting isn’t happy about that. Amazon will deliver books to the moon soon. A billion dollars won’t solve all of your problems, but it’ll allow you to lay down your pipe… and ultimately that solves most of them.

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13.10.20 Pt 2 – Why would anyone believe Oprah over and above the word of their own father? And to be clear, that’s your father the Lord God, and indeed your biological father – it seems Oprah trumps both for some. Are plants a gift or a burden? Blind History returns… and this week we feature South African titan Paul Kruger.

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13.10.20 Pt 1 – We have now been in lockdown long enough, why are people still on mute in meetings? Let’s start a mute jar. The real question after the pandemic is… WHO should be accountable? The American Presidential Debate was cancelled, and the masses exhaled as they were saved from another disaster!

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The next 5 years of cryptocurrency could be interesting, what should we be looking for within the innovation space? Can crypto change how the world operates? Could digital currencies help to eradicate corruption and increase culpability for those in power? Would a digital currency Central Bank be good or bad for society? If you are interested in investing in cryptocurrency, see Revix’s easy to understand bundles by clicking here.

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08.10.20 Pt 2 – Let’s be clear – being able to negotiate for a cheaper house is a cultural thing. Have the Democrats made a massive mistake with Kamala Harris as a VP candidate? Do journalists need to spend less time on Twitter?

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Malusi Gigaba is vulgar. That’s the word my very grand grandmother would have used. Another word that describes the crass materialism, ostentatious displays of money and possessions, and desire for celebrity in our political elite is parvenu. It’s meant to be an insult, and has nothing to do with whether or not you’re a nice person. It has everything to do with that veneer of acceptability, a craving for inclusion and a gnawing emptiness that no amount of money can satisfy. Perhaps we need to look at the disease and not the symptoms so that we can better diagnose and cure this problem in South Africa…

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Corruption, lockdown laws and protests – #SoWhatNow? Advocate Dali Mpofu, Herman Mashaba and Lord Peter Hain join this week’s show to discuss this. Ashleigh Perremore, one of the organisers of the #ServeUsPlease protest describes what led to water cannons and stun grenades being used by police officers on 200 peaceful protesters.

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16.03.20 Pt 1 – Cyril was late for the biggest pandemic address of the nation in… ever! What does Covid-19 actually mean? What’s the most amount of people you should have at your wedding? If you cough and sneeze , we no longer say “bless you”… we just move away from you and send thoughts and prayers. Serbia has a pretty hectic approach to the rules around corona. George Carlin told us we’d be panic-stricken, but he told us 20 years ago. And what would you take into a covid bunker?

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05.03.20 Pt 2 – Can publishers in South Africa afford to be sued and go through the legal process? Fuel hikes are less than ideal for the people on the ground… taxi fares go up, bread costs more, and it’s going that way for South Africa soon. Being a high-level state employee in South Africa might very well be the best job on Earth. Tokyo Sexwale essentially says, “Bribery is okay if you win”… but if you lose it’s immoral.

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