We have some amazing students who are studying through the ICB.  We are continuously inspired by the challenges people face and the choice they make to study further to create a better future for themselves.  We have decided to share some of these stories with you.  We are sure you will be just as in awe of these students as we are!

Philisiwe Gasa

“I work at Wimpy part time as a waitress and I pay for my college fees. Sometimes I struggle to keep up with my fees and sometimes I just want to give up and not continue with my studies but through God’s grace I have made it thus far and can finally say it helped not to give up because I am now doing my 3rd year and will be graduating in a year’s time.

Since I’m currently doing my 3rd year, it will help me a lot it’s hard to be a single mum and study work part time at the same time that’s why I feel that I deserve this bursary because I’m hard-working person and will put it into good use.”

 

Victoria Nyama

“I could give you a million reasons to motivate my application but the most important one is that I deeply love what I’m studying and know that will reach my goal if I get opportunity to proceed. I lost my father in 2012 and have been looking after my mother and two siblings and it’s tough because my job does not pay me an adequate salary. Granting me this bursary will help me excel and move forward, above all helping my family too!”

 

Pupunyane Modisaotsile

“Education is the key to a brighter future, one that no one can ever take away from you. Education is something important to me as an individual that’s why I treat my studies as a priority. I am a hard-working individual especially when it comes to my studies. Last year I could only afford to do one module but that didn’t stop me from working hard and making sure that I passed and I never missed a single lesson and I believe that my results will prove to you how determined I am with my studies!”

 

Olva Rasodi

“Before  I discovered ICB courses, my dreams of being admitted for a degree were shattered due to a lack of funds. It is with ICB that my hopes for a better future for myself and family were renewed.

All my life it has been a struggle going to school as my mother is a single parent and we depend on my brothers social grant to make ends meet. With this bursary I will be able to finish my studies without worrying about financial constraints. It is with the ICB that #ICanBe successful and succeed in studying towards a brighter and better future.”

 

These are just 4 out of our many brave and inspirational students. These students received a bursary for their studies. Hopefully, their stories inspire you to apply for a bursary once they open in 2018 and most of all, not to give up, no matter the challenges you face!

Congratulations to the top students listed below for achieving 90% and higher in your July ICB exams! In order of highest result acheived are the following ICB Top Achievers:

Julie Surajlall
Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems
Self studying
98%

Samantha Gilbert
Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems
Oxbridge Academy
98%

Maryna Chowles
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
SA College of Home Study
97%

Tania Kotze
Cost and Management Accounting (2016)
Varsity College – Port Elizabeth
97%

Juann-Pierre
Brand Cost and Management Accounting (2016)
SA College of Home Study
97%

Nompumelelo Mzobe
Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems
Damelin – Durban
97%

Toreen Pienaar
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
Boston – Springs
96%

Sanet Van Der Berg
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
Milpark Education – Correspondence
96%

Olva Rasodi
Cost and Management Accounting (2016)
Academy of York
96%

Angelique Van Der Mescht
Cost and Management Accounting (2016)
SA College of Home Study
96%

Bronwyn Blackburn
Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems
SA College of Home Study
96%

Angela Gibson
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
Self studying
95%

Mariaan De Klerk
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
IBTC – Correspondence (Sandton)
95%

Donnalee Snoer
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
SACOB – South African College of Business
95%

Elouise Moolman
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
SA College of Home Study
95%

Julie Van Wyk
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
SA College of Home Study
95%

Marike Ferreira
Cost and Management Accounting (2016)
IBTC – Correspondence (Sandton)
95%

Marike Ferreira
Financial Statements (2016)
IBTC – Correspondence (Sandton)
95%

Esmarelda Kapp
Cost and Management Accounting (2016)
SA College of Home Study
95%

Anna Badenhorst
Cost and Management Accounting (2016)
Self studying
95%

Beatrice Manewa Kengne
Cost and Management Accounting (2016)
Self studying
95%

Natasha Jansen Van Vuuren
Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems
Centurion Academy – Rustenburg
95%

Jonathan Nkomo
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
Intec College – Head Office
95%

Yolinde Van Wyk
Cost and Management Accounting (2016)
Self studying
95%

Charmaine Colsen
Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems
Damelin – Mowbray
95%

Anita Mistry
Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems
Damelin – Menlyn
95%

Bevan Chavda
Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems
Damelin – Mowbray
95%

Melinda Calitz
Business Literacy 2
SA College of Home Study
94%

Melinda Calitz
Business Literacy 1
SA College of Home Study
94%

Melinda Calitz
Business Literacy 3
SA College of Home Study
94%

Lize-marie Vermeulen
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
SACOB – South African College of Business
94%

Sandra Venter
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
Academy of York
94%

Bernadette Fleetwood
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
Academy of York
94%

Noreen Muteswa
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
Aldes Training Academy
94%

Keiran Grobler
Business Literacy 2
Boston – East London
94%

Keiran Grobler
Business Literacy 1
Boston – East London
94%

Keiran Grobler
Business Literacy 3
Boston – East London
94%

Hermina Cloete
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
Self studying
94%

Bianca Van Der Merwe
Fin Accountant: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework
The Academy of Commerce and Accounting
94%

Lorna Appelgryn
Cost and Management Accounting (2016)Self studying 94%

Nicole Claress Alexander
Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems
Damelin – Mowbray
94%

Melvyn Office
Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems
Damelin – Mowbray
94%

Martha Kidson
Financial Statements (2016)
Academy of York
94%

Tshepang Tumahole
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
Workplace Intergrated Training Solutions
93%

Devon Neethling
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
Academy of York
93%

Jared Putter
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
ELMI College – East London
93%

Cody Adonis
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
False Bay College – Fish Hoek
93%

Bandzile Simelane
Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns
Mananga Centre
93%

Whanieta Briel
Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns
SA College of Home Study
93%

Shantel Jenkins
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
Damelin Correspondence – Braamfontein
93%

Sandra Synodinos
Cost and Management Accounting (2016)
Boston – Bedfordview
93%

Nadia Hamit Cost and Management Accounting (2016)
False Bay College – Fish Hoek
93%

Michelle Grobbelaar
Cost and Management Accounting (2016)
Self studying
93%

Jabulani Siqaza
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
IBTC – Correspondence (Sandton)
93%

Naome Chikate
Business Literacy 1Damelin – Boksburg 93%

Ramage Kylie
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
KIB Accounting & Computer Training Centre 92%

Patrizia Mashego
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
SACOB – South African College of Business
92%

Harishka Makoo
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
KIB Accounting & Computer Training Centre
92%

Melanie Rens
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
SA College of Home Study
92%

Lesego Mthembu
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
False Bay College – Fish Hoek
92%

Karin (lc) Du Toit
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
Self studying
92%

Natasja Lamprecht
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
Exemption
92%

Lesa Venadiambu
Jnr Bookkeeper: Computerised Bookkeeping
Centurion Academy – Witbank
92%

Angela Santos
Financial Statements (2016)
MSC Business College – Kempton Park Correspondence
92%

Tanya Greeff
Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems
Self studying
92%

Ndou Foster
Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems
Spectrium Graduate School of Business
92%

Nnyadzeni Ndwambi
OA: Human Resources Management & Labour Relations
Unigrad College
92%

Phumelela Mnamata
Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems
Damelin – Mowbray
92%

Elri Marnewick
Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems
Self studying
92%

Zoni Robb
Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems
Academy of York
92%

Jocelyn Conradie
TFA: Income Tax Returns
Incredible Skills
92%

Anelda Burger
Business Literacy 1
SA College of Home Study
91%

Chevaughn Leesmann
Jnr Bookkeeper: Computerised Bookkeeping
The Business Academy – Correspondence
91%

Shantè Rosenberg
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
Unigrad College
91%

Surika Strydom
Cost and Management Accounting (2016)
IBTC – Correspondence (Sandton)
91%

Catherine Konigmacher
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
SA College of Home Study
91%

Memory Gwishiri
Financial Statements (2016)
Oval Institute of Further Education
91%

Mwamba Dangwe
Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns
Self studying
91%

Martha Kirsten
Fin Accountant: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework
SA College of Home Study
91%

Olva Rasodi
Financial Statements (2016)
Academy of York
91%

Jacqueline Julyan
Financial Statements (2016)
SA College of Home Study
91%

Jesika Hiestermann
Cost and Management Accounting (2016)
IBTC – Correspondence (Sandton)
91%

Deshnie Naidoo
OA: Business and Office Administration 1
Oval Institute of Further Education
91%

Deirdre Dique
Financial Statements (2016)
Milpark Education – Correspondence
91%

Samantha Blain
Fin Accountant: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework
SACOB – South African College of Business
91%

Tessa Masilela
Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns
Mananga Centre
91%

Maletsatsi Ntlharapane
Fin Accountant: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework
Incredible Skills
91%

Kathleen Bridglal
Fin Accountant: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework
SA College of Home Study
91%

Chiedza Mativenga
Fin Accountant: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework
Self studying
91%

Lihanie De Beer
Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems
SA College of Home Study
91%

Juanita De Villiers
Fin Accountant: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework
Boston – Somerset West
91%

Anchen Myburgh
Business Literacy 1
SA College of Home Study
90%

Petra Van Vuuren
Business Literacy 2
SA College of Home Study
90%

Petra Van Vuuren
Business Literacy 1
SA College of Home Study
90%

Petra Van Vuuren
Business Literacy 3
SA College of Home Study
90%

Ivan Wessels OA:
Business and Office Administration 1
CTU Training – Roodepoort
90%

Sunet Du Toit
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
Milpark Education – Correspondence
90%

Teresa Du Preez
Business Literacy 2
SA College of Home Study
90%

Teresa Du Preez
Business Literacy 1
SA College of Home Study
90%

Teresa Du Preez
Business Literacy 3
SA College of Home Study
90%

Chanèl Nel Jnr
Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns
CTU Training – Vereeniging
90%

Marius Kitching
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
Self studying
90%

Nomphumelelo Mnisi
Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns
Mananga Centre
90%

Shaun Tsatsi
Business Literacy 1
Amilak Training Center
90%

Khuselwa Bukiwe Ntshikose
Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns
IBTC – Correspondence (Sandton)
90%

Angeline Ratcliff
Business Literacy 2
Boston – Cape Town
90%

Angeline Ratcliff
Business Literacy 1
Boston – Cape Town
90%

Angeline Ratcliff
Business Literacy 3
Boston – Cape Town
90%

Culette Goosen
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (2016)
Compass Academy of Learning
90%

Asavela Soga
Office and Legal Practice (2016)
Pinetown Institute of Technology
90%

Samantha Meyrick
Business Literacy 1
Damelin Correspondence – Braamfontein
90%

Noeline Myburgh
Cost and Management Accounting (2016)
Damelin Correspondence – Braamfontein
90%

Ntombizodwa Mwanza
Cost and Management Accounting (2016)
Self studying
90%

Sonja Van Den Heever
Financial Statements (2016)
BSW – Correspondence
90%

Adelheid Scheepers
Fin Accountant: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework
Incredible Skills
90%

Rineth Awelani Nduvheni
Fin Accountant: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework
Damelin – Boksburg
90%

Weili Wang
TFA: Income Tax Returns
The Academy of Commerce and Accounting
90%

Lisl Bamin
Business Literacy 2
SACOB – South African College of Business
90%

Lisl Bamin
Business Literacy 1
SACOB – South African College of Business
90%

Lisl Bamin
Business Literacy 3
SACOB – South African College of Business
90%

Shawn Halton
TFA: Income Tax Returns
Damelin Correspondence College- Cape Town
90%

Barend Benade
Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems
Damelin – Menlyn
90%

Carlita Lonn
Fin Accountant: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework
Incredible Skills
90%

 

Well done to these students and their colleges for all your hard work!

It goes without saying that QMVs are the crux of the ICB’s quality management and compliance process. We do however understand that being on the receiving end of a QMV or any inspection and audit can be quite stressful or even somewhat scary and intimidating.

Our take on QMVs:

We are always excited to have face to face interactions with our providers, perhaps even over a hot cup of tea. The QMVs give us an opportunity to provide guidance, define and clarify expectations, interact with ICB students and facilitators to get direct feedback and build long lasting relationships with Providers. We also find that the QMVs can be a learning curve for some providers and an opportunity to seek clarification and there is no doubt that such interactions always yield great results.

Let’s bust some myths about QMVs shall we:

Myth:  ICB Inspectors are “corporate police” and are out to find fault
Fact:  ICB Inspectors are friendly and they treat findings as an opportunity to facilitate improvement and help Providers accomplish objectives. The QMVs process aims to identify risks, and issues of non-compliance and to find ways forward for the betterment of the organisation and services.

Myth: You either fail or pass a QMV
Fact: ICB Inspectors highlight both findings and areas of good practice during QMVs. In cases where there are findings, the Provider would be deemed non-compliant in that particular area only and the ICB would suggest corrective action to rectify the findings.

Myth: Quality Monitoring is the sole responsibility of Inspectors
Fact: Quality Monitoring must begin internally with each organisation’s Quality Management System which should be aimed at reducing and eventually eliminating noncompliance, improving quality and customer satisfaction in the most competent, cost and time effective manner.

Changes to the QMV Process:

Although we strive to send the QMV meeting requests at least 3 weeks in advance to ensure that Providers have sufficient time to prepare for the QMVs, we still hit a stumbling block when it comes to QMV meeting confirmations which negatively impacts our schedule and traveling arrangements.

Going forward, the ICB will notify Providers about QMVs in advance and the Providers would be required to avail themselves on the proposed date, therefore the availability of Providers or the relevant staff on the proposed date would now be compulsory. Remember, the duration of QMVs is only 2-3 hours.

 

So here is what NOT to do the next time you receive a QMV invite or meeting request:

  • Do not decline the QMV meeting request
  • Do not ignore the meeting request
  • Do not request to postpone to a later date unnecessarily
  • Do not wait until last minute to confirm or respond to the e-mail

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please feel free to email support@icb.org.za. We trust and thank you for your cooperation in making QMVs a breeze!

Recently ICB sent a warning to colleges to let their students know about the implications of sharing copyrighted material via WhatsApp or Facebook groups.

 

Copyright law protects original works of authorship, including information posted on social media sites such as WhatsApp and Facebook. As a general rule, a person who creates an original work of authorship owns the copyright in the work. Copyright holders have a number of exclusive rights, including the rights to reproduce, distribute, and publicly display their works. Sharing another person’s copyrighted work on social media sites implicates several of these exclusive rights, and constitutes

 

As a general rule, a person who creates an original work of authorship owns the copyright in the work. Copyright holders have a number of exclusive rights, including the rights to reproduce, distribute, and publicly display their works. Sharing another person’s copyrighted work on social media sites implicates several of these exclusive rights, and constitutes infringement unless a license or permission is obtained from the copyright holder or the use falls within the realm of fair use.

 

So, what does this mean for ICB students?

 

As a student, you have no doubt heard about copyright but did you know that sharing Edge Learning Media material to those who have not bought and paid for it is an infringement of copyright?

If any original work of the author is shared, the author could take legal action against those who are sharing the work. Such examples are ICB formative tests; Portfolios of Evidence and anything from the Edge Learning Medias paid for product.

The learning material recommended by the ICB is also copyrighted so sharing of this information is against the law. Anyone involved in such activities could face criminal charges or civil actions brought against them by the copyright owners, distributors and representatives. Of  particular  concern is  the  potential for  charges  to  be  laid,  or actions  instituted, against anyone sharing such information if notification of possible activity which infringed the rights of the owners of the content is ignored (thus facilitating infringement with due knowledge).

 

We’d therefore like to bring this to all our student’s attention and urge you to consider the implications of sharing any past exams; learning material; PoE inserts with anyone. Honesty in the financial industry is vital. Let’s work together on the right side of the law!

 

Let’s work together on the right side of the law!

 

Honesty in the financial industry is vital. While sharing your ideas, study tips and your understanding is encouraged, sharing copyrighted material is not, so please be advised. For any questons, please contact support@icb.org.za and we’ll be happy to assist.