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Sage Pastel is South Africa's leading developer of accounting, payroll, ERP and business software for the small, medium and large enterprise market. Founded in 1989, Sage Pastel has developed an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the industry over the past 23 years, establishing itself as the market leader and the preferred choice of South African businesses.

Sage Pastel is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with branches in both Cape Town and Durban. In addition, Sage Pastel has over 3 500 Channel and Business Partners within South Africa and is used by businesses around the world. Sage Pastel's reputation as the trusted name in accounting and payroll software is reaffirmed by the fact that accountants recommend Sage Pastel.


SAIPA (the South African Institute of Professional Accountants) has launched its Centre of Excellence for quality tax practioners wishing to specialise in the field of taxation to meet with a higher standard of distinction.

In terms of the Tax Administration amendment bill SARS will only register members of approved professional bodies as tax practitioners. SAIPA has launched their Centre of Tax Excellence (CoTE). The tax centre invites applications from all tax practitioners that fit the criteria for the different designations


Fasset is the Sector Education and Training Authority (Seta) for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and other Financial Services. 25 Setas were established in March 2000 in terms of the Skills Development Act, to cover all sectors in South Africa, including government. The members of a Seta include employers, trade unions, professional bodies, government departments and bargaining councils, where relevant, from each industrial sector. The Seta Landscape was revised to 23 Setas in 2005 and to 21 Setas in 2010. Click through for further information regarding Setas

The South African Revenue Service (SARS)

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is the nation's tax collecting authority. Established in terms of the South African Revenue Service Act 34 of 1997 as an autonomous agency, we are responsible for administering the South African tax system and customs service.

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

The newly formed Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), herewith referred to as 'the Commission' was established through the amalgamation of the Office of Companies and Intellectual Property Enforcement (OCIPE) and the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office (CIPRO). The Commission is a juristic person, and as mandated by the Companies Act, 2008 (Act 71 of 2008), has jurisdiction throughout the Republic, is independent, and subject only to the Constitution and the law and any policy statement, directive or request issued to it by the Minister of Trade and Industry in terms of this Act. The Commission must be impartial and perform its functions without fear, favour or prejudice and must exercise the functions in the most cost-efficient and effective manner and in accordance with the values and principles mentioned in section 195 of the Constitution.

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