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Legal/Acts & Legislations

Individuals: R 598.00 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 2 hrs

Presenter: Tristan White


Overview:

Establishing which Acts are affected by the Amendment Bill, namely: the South African Schools Act, 1996 (SASA) Employment of Educators Act, 1998 (EEA) What the purpose of the two affected Acts were historically. Analysing the Amendments made in terms of type: Clarifications Insertions Extensions Deletions Understanding the change and intended impact Highlighting affected industries / parties


Course Content:

Refer overview


Course Objective:

1. To develop a basic understanding of legislation in place for public schools 2. Understanding how the Amendment Bill affects you as learner, parent of a learner, teacher, school governing body representative and wider heads of departments


Who Should Attend?

Public School Governing Body members; Learners and parents of learners; Aspiring and current teachers; Department of Education representatives, whether it be national, district, provincial or local level; Trade unions in the education industry; Community members within the vicinity of a public school; Private school representatives.

Individuals: R 598.00 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 2 hrs

Presenter: Yvonne Rossouw


Overview:

With draft amendments that will increase the scope of accountable institutions, it becomes more important than ever for companies to take note of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act. The Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA) provides for specific requirements that all accountable institutions have to follow in order to ensure they mitigate the risk of money laundering, and also places a legal obligation on all employees to report money laundering transactions. Should non-compliance occur, severe consequences will follow. Join us for a high level discussion of the requirements on the FIC Act. This session will go through all the requirements of the Act and the consequences should you not comply. This session is aimed specifically at individuals who would like to refresh their FICA knowledge and need an update on the changes.


Course Content:

The session will cover the following: What constitutes a money laundering offence i.r.o. POCA Outline of FICA sections Draft changes to the Act and the Schedules Duties of accountable institutions Customer due diligence Reporting to the FIC and sharing information Screening of clients Compliance officer Enforcement Non-compliance and penalties


Course Objective:


Who Should Attend?

Investment managers Financial managers Auditors Bookkeepers Financial accountants Audit managers Audit partners Compliance officers

Individuals: R 598.00 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 2 hrs

Presenter: Tristan White


Overview:

On the 5th of December 2018, the new Property Practitioners Bill was passed by Parliament and is set to replace the old Estate Agency Affairs Act (EAAA) of 1976. This will mean that the following procedures will likely have been updated: - The need for Fidelity Fund certificates, - The handling of trust monies, - The accounting / financial management requirements of an estate agency practice; and - The audit requirements for an estate agent This session focuses on the sections of the new Bill that have an effect on the accounting and financial management requirements as well as the considerations around auditing. As no effective date has yet been established for the new Bill, the current accounting / auditing requirements of the old Estate Agency Affairs Act will also be highlighted.


Course Content:

During this session, we will Briefly highlight the various sections of the new Property Practitioners Bill by providing an overview Specifically look at the legislation around Fidelity Fund certification and rules around trust money, as well as, Considering the accounting and auditing requirements per the old legislation and the new Bill, respectively


Course Objective:

The objective of this course is to: 1. Give you a general overview of the new Property Practitioners Bill 2. Provide a simplified understanding as to the Fidelity Fund certificate rules, as well as the rules around the handling of Trust Monies, accounting and auditing of an estate agency practice per the old and new legislation


Who Should Attend?

The following individuals will benefit from attending this course: Property practitioners / estate agents who would like to develop a foundational understanding as to the new requirements Accounting clerks / finance department employees of an estate agency Audit managers / seniors who will audit estate agencies (no specific auditing procedures will be discussed during the session, only what the accounting and auditing requirements placed upon the estate agency are, per the Act / Bill)

Individuals: R 494.50 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 4.5 hrs

Presenter: Yvonne Rossouw


Overview:

This year we experienced rapid and unexpected changes. The COVID pandemic took the world by storm, but it did not mean that the world stood still. The legislative environment underwent important changes that impact businesses significantly. Don�t let lockdown impair your ability to stay updated. Join us for this half-day session where we will explore the shifts in the legislative landscape during 2020 and how this may impact your business.


Course Content:

Newly released or updated, Acts, Regulations and Standards during 2020 Tax Laws Amendment Bill Protection of personal information Act � Effective date and important updates The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act Companies compliance checklist New SAICA by-laws ISRS 4400 updated Taxation on foreign employment and emigration Amended National minimum wages Basic conditions of employment Act parental benefits Draft code of good practice on the prevention and elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work Employment Equity Amendment Bill 2020 Audited annual financial statements: Requirement to disclose remuneration and benefits of directors and prescribed officers The Use of Electronic Signatures When Signing Audit, Review or Other Assurance Reports Business rescue CPD policy FICA proposed changes to accountable and reportable institutions Tax ombud systemic issues FSCA stance on contingent business interruption insurance cover � Draft Property Practitioners Regulations, 2020 issued for public comment


Course Objective:

None


Who Should Attend?

Investment managers Financial managers Auditors Bookkeepers Financial accountants First year SAICA Trainees Second year SAICA trainees Third year SAICA trainees Fourth year SAICA trainees Fifth year SAICA trainees Audit mangers Audit partners Engagement Quality Control Reviewers Compliance officers Ethics officers

Individuals: R 598.00 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 2 hrs

Presenter: Yvonne Rossouw


Overview:

The Information Regulator recommended the POPI Act to come into effect on the first April 2020, however with the lockdown that date has been postponed until after lockdown. Are you ready for the implications? Although the effective date has not been announced yet, companies will only have 1 year to ensure compliance from the effective date, which may not be enough time if they do not have the correct processes and procedures implemented. This course aims to provide insight into the Act itself, as well as some practical examples of how to implement the provisions of the Act.


Course Content:

What is the type of information that is protected What is included in personal information o What is Special personal information and what is the difference What activities are regulated by the Act What does it mean to �process� personal information Who have rights and obligations under this Act The limitations the Act places on processing of information The need to specify the purpose for which the information is received Retention periods for personal information o Retention period in terms of other acts Ensuring the quality of the information you possess Making the data subject aware of information collected Implementing security safeguards over the information you possess o What happens when information is lost The right of the data subject to participate Penalties for offences Interaction with GDPR


Course Objective:


Who Should Attend?

Investment managers, Financial managers, Auditors, Bookkeepers, Financial accountants and Compliance officers

Individuals: R 437.00 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 2 hrs

Presenter: Tristan White


Overview:

Are you, as auditor or attorney practice accountant, asking any of the following questions, or have you otherwise been asked: Which Act do we use? What set of Rule requirements apply? Will we have to issue two audit reports for attorney trust audit clients with 2019 financial year ends? Both IRBA and SAICA have recently published an audit-related clarification after the Legal Practice Council issued a new illustrative audit report in July 2019. This illustrative audit report contained combined references to the old Attorneys Act and Rules, as well as the new Legal Practices Act and Rules as part of a single audit report. What does this mean for a 2019 year end attorney trust account audit? Join us in this session as we aim to assist you in three ways: For auditors: o Briefly look at unpacking IRBA / SAICA�s publication to better understand the audit impact for 2019 year end audits of attorney trust accounts For auditors, attorney practice accountants / bookkeepers / finance department individuals: o The majority of the session will be spent working through all the new Rule requirements that affect the handling of trust monies and trust accounting For both auditors and attorney accountants: o Highlight key differences between the old Act and Rules, and the new Act and Rules which will affect the audit procedures required and the accounting process


Course Content:

During this session, we will Briefly look at unpacking IRBA / SAICAs publication to better understand the audit impact for 2019 year end audits of attorney trust accounts Specifically look at the legislation around �Handling of Trust Monies�(Chapter 7 of the new Act, section 84 - 91), as well as, considering the new Accounting Rules (Part XII of the Rules, rule 54) Highlight key differences between the old Act and Rules, and the new Act and Rules which will affect the audit procedures required and the accounting process


Course Objective:

The objective of this course is to: 1. Give you a overview of the new Legal Practices Act / Rules requirements 2. Understand audit implications of the changeover in legislation


Who Should Attend?

The following individuals will benefit from attending this course: Legal practices� accounting clerks / finance department Audit managers / clerks who will audit trust accounts Legal practitioners / attorneys / lawyers who would like to develop a foundational understanding as to the new trust account implications

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