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Yvonne chats to: Gareth Olivier CA(SA) “Should older people start their CA qualification journey?”

“Am I too old to start?” I get emails from students all the time asking me “Am I too old to start my CA(SA) qualification journey?”. I answer this question all the time, I wrote a short article on it before as well, and I thought I’d chat to someone else for their perspective, on…


Yvonne chats to: Vincent Motholo CA(SA) about his journey and part time studying

Why did I chat to Vincent? Vincent Motholo CA(SA), RA was a UNISA Auditing lecturer, and is now at SNG-Grant Thornton. His experience as an academic and in practice is really valuable for students. I wanted him to share his qualification journey with us and take us through some of his post-qualification career decisions. We…


Yvonne’s ‘must read’ list

books for your career and personal growth Your successful career is going to involve way more skills and knowledge than your exam syllabii. Thankfully, not all of this knowledge requires exams. That’s good news, right? There’s SO much information out there, so I’ll start you off with a few topics and fields of interest that…


James Perry CA

Insights: James Perry CA

Who is James Perry? James Perry, is a Chartered Accountant, and one of Northern Ireland’s Top 40 Under 40. He’s the owner of, a unique business coaching Accounting Students on mindset, motivation, study & exam techniques. He has successfully coached over 80 people globally including Jamaica, India, Zimbabwe & New Zealand. Holding a First Class…


PKF Cape Town – SAICA Training Contract

Connecting students to SAICA training contracts I get hundreds of queries from accounting students looking for a SAICA training contract (SAICA Articles), trying to get information about requirements, the firms, opportunities etc… so I ‘interviewed’ an audit firm who is currently recruiting, on your behalf! I spoke to Ingrid du Preez CA(SA), the Recruitment Manager…


When did I stop feeling stupid?

I want to talk to all of you who are feeling ‘stupid’ while you’re studying. As you’re on your study path (whatever it is that you’re studying), those feelings are real, and they definitely impact your stress levels, your mental state and even the way you study. The world tells you to “Be positive!”… but…