News

2015

CGMA designation - gold sponsor of ACOA 2015

The Chartered Global Management Accountant designation (CGMA) is the gold sponsor of the Africa Congress of Accountants (ACOA) 2015, to be held at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre in Pailles Mauritius from 12-14 May 2015.

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CIMA updates code of ethics

In a bid to ensure relevancy and to reflect the changing dynamics within the management accounting profession, we updated and relaunched our code of ethics.

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Launch of professional learning and development website for management accountants

 AICPA and CIMA have developed an innovative continuous professional development (CPD) learning tool for more than 150,000 management accountants around the world.

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CIMA launches global learning accreditation for tuition providers 

This month CIMA launched a newly updated accreditation scheme for its local and global tuition providers.

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CIMA is looking for the next global business leaders

South African students in universities and colleges have an opportunity to gain global exposure and learn valuable skills for the future, through CIMA’s 2015 Global Business Challenge.

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Professional qualification can solve university crisis

According to news reports, 150,752 matriculates qualified for admission to study towards a degree (Bachelor’s pass) and 166,689 for admission to study towards a diploma in South Africa in 2014.  Universities have been flooded with applications.  Applications from more than 90,000 prospective students were received by UKZN which can only accommodate 8,400 undergraduates. 

A similar situation is being experienced at Johannesburg’s two major universities, with only about 10% of applicants being accepted to University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Over 51,000 applications were received for 6,500 undergrad places at Wits and 111,200 applications for 10,500 places at UJ.

Responding to these news reports, Zahra Cassim, Head of South Africa for CIMA, says that there is hope for those who don’t gain a place in an accounting degree programme at university. All is not lost she says, as there are other options including professional qualifications offered by professional institutes. 

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2014

PC exams – November 2014 exam diet

Information for the November 2014 T4 on PC exam sessions is now available.