David Macfarlane Analysis

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Academics’ equity test gets an F

A much-vaunted scientific index measuring transformation has come in for a severe drubbing.

Motshekga’s omissions say a lot about matric results

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's eloquence on the credibility of the 78.2% matric pass rate for 2013 lay more in what she did not say.

Education sagas come to a head

The issue of payments to matric markers, which has been at the centre of a Labour Court dispute has raised the same questions as the textbook debacle.

Motshekga: Where does the political buck stop?

David Macfarlane wonders where the political accountability in basic education is.

Rights of pregnant pupils upheld

But the Constitutional Court is divided on how the government intervened to protect these rights.

Motshekga: Minister of insincerity

Does Angie Motshekga sincerely intend to ever publish the school norms and standards?

Textbook debacle: Delivery just the tip of the iceberg

The problems with textbooks are as much about quality as quantity and go back to the rushed curriculum, writes David Macfarlane.

Press Releases

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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