Governance Review Task Team Structure Questionnaire and Roadshows January 2019

Johannesburg, 14 December 2018 We are confident that you are aware that SAICA and the accounting profession received considerable criticism over the past year. Much of the criticism has arisen from allegations of inappropriate work carried out by firms, corporate scandals involving chartered accountants and allegations of corruption. The Board of SAICA has implemented various…

Hearing Roll: Mr Tshifhiwa Matodzi

Details of Disciplinary Hearing Name of Accused Mr Tshifhiwa Matodzi Membership Number: 04898532 Case Number: 115/18(b) Complaint For the Disciplinary Committee to consider the application of SAICA By-law 30.2 in light of the provisional sequestration order against the member. Date of hearing 6 December 2018 Time 09:00 or as soon thereafter as the matter may…

Hearing Roll: Mr Andile Malusi Attwel Ramavhunga

Details of Disciplinary Hearing Name of Accused Mr Andile Malusi Attwel Ramavhunga Membership Number: 08052922 Case Number: 115/18(a) Complaint For the Disciplinary Committee to consider the application of SAICA By-law 30.2 in light of the provisional sequestration order against the member. Date of hearing 6 December 2018 Time 09:00 or as soon thereafter as the…

Evaluating trust in the accountancy profession

Johannesburg, 03 December 2018 – 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. On behalf of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW), Edelman Intelligence surveyed over one thousand business leaders and key decision makers across…

Almost 2 000 previously disadvantaged students in the pipeline to become CAs(SA)

Johannesburg, 22 November 2018 – The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is delivering a steady stream of qualified CAs(SA) from previously disadvantaged groups into the financial and accounting sector through its Thuthuka Nation Building project, transforming the profession while building our nation in line with the vision of the National Development Plan (NDP).…

Hearing Roll: Dr Willem Andries Augustinus Gouws

Details of Disciplinary Hearing Name of Accused Dr Willem Andries Augustinus Gouws Membership Number: 00155315 Case Number: 91/17 Complaint For the Disciplinary Committee to consider the application of SAICA By-law 30.2 in light of the provisional sequestration order against the member Date of hearing 20 November 2018 Time 09:00 or as soon thereafter as the…

Hearing Roll: Mr. Munroe Ivan Swirsky

Details of Disciplinary Hearing Name of Accused Mr. Munroe Ivan Swirsky Membership Number: 00240556 Case Number: 038/16 Complaint The complaint is that Mr. Munroe Ivan Swirsky is liable to disciplinary action under the following SAICA By-Laws: By-Law 34.12 of the SAICA By-Laws in that he conducted himself in a manner which, in the opinion of the Professional Conduct Committee…

Upcoming disciplinary hearings

Johannesburg, 8 November 2018 – The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (SAICA) by-laws permit the issuing of public statements by the SAICA chief executive officer (CEO) regarding the institution of any complaint or investigation or action against a member once a draft charge sheet or a charge sheet has been issued to such member and…

SAICA’s response to the VBS Mutual Bank report released by Advocate Terry Motau SC on 10 October 2018

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) takes note of The Great Bank Heist, Advocate Terry Motau SC’s forensic report on the alleged fraud that took place at VBS Mutual Bank. In the interest of transparency, SAICA acknowledges the following Chartered Accountants [CAs(SA)] have been implicated in this report and would like to confirm that…