October 2020 Ethics Series

SAICA dedicated October 2020 to Ethics due to World Ethics day on the 21st of October. The October edition of the ASA magazine, contained a series of Ethics articles and SAICA launched a series of webinar broadcasts, all addressing different aspects of Ethics in the Accounting Profession.

This conversation is a strategic milestone in our journey towards restoring the professional reputation and trust which society has in the profession. The Public’s trust is essential for market stability and therefore a key priority for the profession.

The overarching theme of the series, is highlighting the need for CAs to take up their responsibility as ethical and effective leaders, creating sustainable value for a wide range of stakeholders, and promoting and “living” ethics in all the spheres and roles that they function in.

SESSION 1

Ethics and Regaining the Public’s Trust

Facilitator: Jeanne Viljoen (SAICA Project Director: Practice and Ethics)

Keynote Speakers:

  • Freeman Nomvalo (SAICA CEO)
  • James Barbour (Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland(ICAS) Director, Policy Leadership)
  • Leon Van Vuuren (Executive Director: Professional and Business Ethics at TEI)

SESSION 2

Auditors and the public interest: ethics and professional integrity

Facilitator: Gugulethu Mfuphi (Senior Anchor & Financial Journalist at CNBC Africa and Host of KayaBizz on Kaya FM-95.9)

Panellists:

SESSION 3

Living the Code

Keynote Speaker: Saadiya Adam (Senior Professional Manager: Standards at the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA))

SESSION 4

Members in business and the public interest: ethics and professional integrity

Keynote Speaker: Mervyn King

Facilitator: Andile Khumalo (Founder & CEO of KhumaloCo)

Panellists:

  • Cas Coovadia (CEO of Business Unity SA)
  • Stanley Subramoney (Chairman of  the Audit Committee Forum)
  • Jason Quinn  (Group Financial Director at ABSA group limited)
  • Tania Wimberley (Head Financial Reporting: Issuer Regulation at JSE Limited)
  • Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu (KPMG: Chairman of the Board and Chancellor of the University of Pretoria)

SESSION 5

Making ethics practical

Join The Ethics Institute for a practical discussion of how CA’s can influence their environments as ethical and effective leaders.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Deon Rossouw (CEO of The Ethics Institute)
  • Fatima Rawat (Associate: Subject Matter Expert at The Ethics Institute)
  • Paul Vorster (Senior Research Specialist/Industrial Psychologist at The Ethics Institute (TEI))

SESSION 6

Let’s talk about anti-intimidation in the Public Sector

Facilitator: Natashia Soopal (SAICA Senior Executive: Public Sector and Enabling competencies)

Panellists:

  • Alice Muller (AGSA Acting National Leader: Audit)
  • Zakariya Hoosain (SAICA Public Sector National Council Member)
  • Karam Singh (Head of our legal and investigations unit at Corruption Watch)