Secundes: Paving the path to education and career excellence

At Secundes, we’ve taken a proactive step towards making a difference in the lives of aspiring accountants. We have established our very own study fund, administered by the Helpende Hand Study Fund. This initiative is designed to provide invaluable support to students pursuing part-time studies while working full-time at Secundes. Today, we’d like to introduce […]

When to register your business for VAT

There’s a compulsory threshold, but there may be advantages to voluntary registration. Value-added Tax (VAT) registration is a crucial obligation for businesses operating in South Africa. Knowing when to register for VAT is essential to comply with tax laws and avoid penalties. This article discusses the circumstances under which businesses must register for VAT in […]

Frikkie van Schalkwyk: A 25-year journey of excellence in financial leadership

In the business world, three things stand out: expertise, experience, and excellence. Frikkie van Schalkwyk embodies all three, showcasing a remarkable track record spanning over 25 years. Back in 1999, Frikkie’s path took a meaningful turn when he became a director at Secundes. This move let him contribute his skills to a broader array of […]

How FATF ‘greylisting’ will impact SA business

SA companies will need to respond quickly to mitigate the risks stemming from this development. Global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has placed South Africa on its so-called ‘grey’ list, adding South Africa to a group of jurisdictions under increased FATF monitoring and meaning that the country has […]

Taking your business to new heights

In the world of finance and accounting, precision and attention to detail are of utmost importance. Amanda van Biljon, a highly talented professional accountant, has built her career on these foundations. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, she has gained expertise in transaction and workflow details that support profit improvements, budget forecasting, […]

Accounting tips for small businesses

When operating a small business, there are so many important daily tasks to remember—especially if you are also the business owner. Your day is most likely jam-packed with numerous to-do lists and other miscellaneous tasks that need completing. When your day is filled up like this, sometimes the last thing you want to do is […]

Unlock business solutions that will open the path to success

Situated in the popular Silver Lakes suburb in Pretoria, Secundes has been unlocking financial success for businesses for the past 38 years through creative, solution-driven, and forward-thinking approaches. Our business ingenuity and careful precision in weighing up the benefits and risks to streamline and enhance businesses have given our clients peace of mind in knowing […]

Partnership with Nagging Panda

Frikkie van Schalkwyk, a director of the company, had a wonderful discussion with Elan Lea regarding the firm’s history and current trajectory for unlocking financial success for its partners. Watch the interview now! #cloudaccounting #success #accountinglife

The question of oil

Where will it go by 2030? As ordinary working people on the street, we will never know precisely what is happening behind closed doors at the White House, the Kremlin, or even Luthuli House—but there are always agendas at play that we may not be aware of. Many conspiracy theorists would have much to say […]

Networking online

How to make professional connections remotely—and why it matters On paper, networking is a relatively simple task. Mingle with like-minded professionals while sipping wine and you greatly increase your chances of landing a coveted role, or building your dream career. Pre-COVID, gearing up for a networking event, you would probably have walked into a venue, […]

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