A new report by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants called, Generation Next: Managing Talent in Large Accounting Firms, finds that while most young accountants are satisfied with their present roles, they remain ambitious. With an eagerness for fast progression, accountancy’s generation next views technology as an opportunity. Helen Brand, CEO of ACCA Global joined CNBC Africa to shed some light on the report and to explore how the profession can harness the talent of, "Generation Next."
Download logoGlobal Finance has named Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com) as the most innovative bank in Africa. The announcement was made at the eighth Global Finance annual awards, the Innovators 2020, honoring entities that regularly identify new paths and design new tools in finance. Categories in the award include Top Innovations in Corporate Finance, Payments, Trade Finance, Cash Management, Islamic Finance, with Winners selected from different regions of the world. The classes of award compris
Coronavirus – South Africa: Member of the Executive Council (MEC) David Maynier Welcomes Alert Level 3 and opening of construction sector to save jobs
Download logoWe will be allowed to resume activity under Alert Level 3 as this is critical to saving jobs and the economy in the Western Cape. This sector is already under enormous strain and an estimated 100,000 direct and indirect jobs could be lost due to the impact of Covid-19. And so, we will be working closely with the sector to help them implement the necessary health and safety measures on construction sites ahead of Alert Level 3. We welcome the announcement by President Cyril
New research points toward an investment in VERY YOUNG entrepreneurs to unlock peer-to-peer driven employment growth
Investments in supporting successful transitions from school and university directly to entrepreneurship could unlock significant employment gains in Africa, this is according to a new research paper from the Anzisha Prize (www.AnzishaPrize.org) which has worked with very young African entrepreneurs for over a decade. To produce the report, the Anzisha Prize commissioned in-depth desk top reviews and new field research from leading academics as well as held workshops with key stakeholders across
Coronavirus: South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) on faster payment of Coronavirus COVID-19 Grants during Level 3 lockdown
Download logoSunday’s announcement by His Excellency President Matamela Ramaphosa in response to the Corona virus epidemic brings much needed hope to the country. It also enables SASSA to accelerate the pace of paying out the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant. In terms of the move to level 3 of the lockdown, government services will commence full reopening from 01 June 2020. At the moment SASSA is operating with a third of its staff during level 4 and a move to level 3 will increase
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