In a breakthrough for accounting students, the SA Institute of Business Accountants (Saiba) has announced the launch of a new programme called U2Pro (“University to Professionals”) which allows them to earn an accounting designation while still studying or engaged in work-study programmes.
At Middel & Partners, we believe that achieving greatness for yourself and for your business, is a journey. A journey that is constantly shifting and evolving. A journey that is often testing. It tests your ambition, your drive, your ability, and your dedication.
Aspiring words, lived by Lize-Marie Steyn, who lost her long battle to Cancer on the 29th of July 2019. Amongst 251 graduates who received their qualifications on 01 October 2019 at the University of South Africa (Unisa)
The Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) released his shocking municipal audit findings recently. The most important finding was a staggering R28.4 billion in irregular and unnecessary spending, translating to 75%. The last report (2015/16) showed a R16 billion in irregular and unnecessary spending, translating to 50%. The upward trend speaks of poor financial management and good governance.
The speed of change is incredibly fast, with telecoms, healthcare and IT companies setting the trend on the outer edge. In fact, in almost every industry, groundbreaking leaps into the future are being reported on a daily basis. However, one industry remains painfully silent – the accounting profession. Why?
Put away your passport. That tropical holiday filled with cocktails on the beach might just have to wait. If the first two months of 2017 are anything to go by, there are tough times ahead for both the South African consumer and business. And the small luxuries are usually the first to go when times are tough, wouldn’t you agree?
We wanted to know if load shedding was still the biggest perceived threat for South African businesses and conducted a survey on the Middel & Partners website asking visitors which factors they felt would hamper business growth in the final quarter of 2016. So what’s the biggest threat businesses believe they face in 2016?
In today’s fast-paced world, where business processes are accelerating exponentially, it is a breath of fresh air to encounter the innovative spirit and an understanding of the importance of creativity and the arts at the root of an exceptional enterprise such as Middel & Partners. Yuven Gounden spoke to Coenie Middel.
Local accountant firm Middel & Partners has been named as one of the most inspiring accountancy practices in the world and has been selected for inclusion in the new book ‘The World’s Most Inspiring Accountants’ which is published in April 2016.
The speed of change is continuously increasing. When societies are in a state of economic, political and social flux, how does this affect your business? Companies need fresh thinking. The ones that get it right will reap the benefits now and far beyond the current horizon of economic slowdown.
We’ve all seen those e-mails. A long lost relative living in an obscure town in the middle of nowhere has passed away and bequeathed you millions. Or those SMS’s claiming you’ve won R750 000 and all you need to do is to call Mr Ben. Some scams are easy to spot. The latest South African Revenue Service (SARS) scam might not be.