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During 2023 we are launching a quarterly staff initiative, with the aim of cultivating work-life balance, driving community involvement, as well as social events to promote teamwork.

In February, the #ASLMove challenge was launched as our first staff initiative for 2023. Everyone was catered for and participation could take place in the ASL Runners or ASL Strollers groups. The challenge kicked off on 01 February and from the outset there was fierce competition, not only between the participants, but also against the merciless South-Easter which typically causes havoc in February. It was therefore not strange at all to start off on a route in Gordons Bay, only to end up in Kuilsriver with a Strava reading of -25km!

The ASL Runners ran a whopping 1 275 kilometres with the ASL Strollers covering an equally remarkable 654 kilometres. The challenge was concluded by a rewards function and the respective prize winners in the following categories were:

  1. Top of the rank ASL Runner: Sané Stoman with a total of 340.5 kilometres;
  2. Top of the rank ASL Stroller: Esna Groenewald with a total of 218.16 kilometres;
  3. Best dressed according to theme: Pieter Aucamp & Esna Groenewald
  4. Best progress: Esna de Kock
  5. Best photo for social media: Andries Mulder

Thank you to all participants as well as the loyal supporters who encourage with great enthusiasm! Despite the blisters, calluses and other injuries, the participants agree that their stress levels have decreased and sleep quality and state of mind have generally improved, which fits perfectly with our goal of encouraging a healthy work-life balance. Keep the momentum and keep the sneackers on the tarmac!

Staff news

As a firm we firma we cherish our WTRAC values (acronym for Work Ethic, Teamwork, Relationships, Attitude & Client Centric). During the months of May to September, we identify a value every month, which we refer to as Values in Action, with the aim of bringing the relevant value into focus and creating general awareness. During May, our focus was on Work Ethic, and staff were invited to share what this value means to them, but also what is needed from others to put this value into action. We believe that our WTRAC values support our behaviour and interaction with colleagues and clients. As such, we are immensely proud that the entire firm seeks to live the values and weave them into our existing practices.

The saying goes “romance is the icing, but love is the cake”. At ASL there is no shortage of cake or icing sugar! We are happy to share in the joy of the following colleague’s weddings and engagement over the past six months:

  • Charné Pietersen who got engaged to her matric holiday love, Le Roux, on 2 March.
  • Niel de Bruin and Barbara Doyer who tied the knot on 22 April as well as Bianca Veldsman and Arlindo Gomes who could officialy change their Facebook status to “married” on 17 June.

We wish them a lifetime of cake and icing!

The ASL recruitment team attended the North-West University’s (NWU) career day in Potchefstroom on 2 May, where we recruited students for various trainee opportunities at the firm. One again the Pukke’s Career Office made us feel exceptionally welcome and for the first time in three years we were able to engage with students in person again to market career opportunities.

Furthermore, we are excited for the in-person career day at the Stellenbosch University (SU) soon on 14 August 2023. Feel free to contact to apply for any available permanent positions or trainee opportunities at the firm.

Congratulations | Studies:

We would like to congratulate the following staff on their exceptional academic achievements.

Adrian Louw, Andries Mulder and Elma Coetzee, SAIPA trainees klerke who also concurrently complete their Managment Accounting qualification through the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), passed the final CIMA strategic case study in February 2023. Furthermore, Casper Gous, a final year SAIPA trainee, passed his CIMA management level case study in February 2023 and is currently completing the CIMA strategic level case study.

Furthermore, we also congratulate the following staff members on passing the first board exam in order to be able to register as a chartered accountant with SAICA. During January 2023, this group passed the first assessment in initial professional competence (currently known as Initial Test of Competence (ITC), previously known as “board 1”).

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