Pretoria Chapter Meeting – October 2018

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Pretoria Chapter Meeting – October 2018

Wednesday 10th October 2018‎‎‏‏‎ ‎


‏‏‎ ‎ - 22:00 SAST/GMT+2

Dear PSASA members

Please join us on Wednesday evening, 10 October 2018, 18:15 for 18:30 when we will be joined by Candice Clarke who will be presenting on the topic:  “Mindfulness and Self-Care for Business Owners” and Adv. Carien van Dijk who will be discussing “Top Tax and VAT pitfalls to avoid”.

Mindfulness and Self-Care for Business Owners:

As ambitious business owners, we not only wear multiple hats (with multi-taking being our favourite skill!), we have incredible pressure to deliver. Pressure we place on ourselves, as well as pressure from those around us. There is a lingering feeling in most business owners of not being able to “switch-off”, and take a step back to look after themselves. There is also often a huge struggle to not remain constantly anxious about future events, or be concerned about the outcomes of past events. This absence of presence (mindfulness) and self-care, makes it incredibly hard to grow a business we will love and one that gives back more to us than it takes away.

In this talk Candice is going to introduce us to the concepts of mindfulness and self-care. She is going to walk us through how she has used these approaches practically, for herself and with her clients to ensure balance, and well-being while still achieving huge business goals. She will also open the floor for a Q & A session, so that you can better understand how these approaches may fit into your life and business specifically. You will walk away with a clearer understanding of how to balance your well-being and the success of your business. Bring an open heart, and you will leave changed!

Candice Clarke
Upon completion of her Honours Degree in Psychology, Candice spent her early career in talent acquisition and talent development. By the time she had turned 25, she had received a CEO commendation for a high profile Human Resources project that she had lead. Candice won her first corporate award for exceptional performance in talent acquisition by the age of 26; and went on to work in the middle east and north Africa region thereafter, delivering successfully on a number of high profile positions and projects. She was consistently recognized for exceptional performance, and was awarded with a nomination as a finalist for the LinkedIn Talent awards in October 2016. With such a track record, she was the perfect candidate for burn out! Which did happen, and which set her on a course of deep personal learning, and growth. Mindfulness and self-care was the cornerstone of her recovery. She now leads her business The Candice Clark Collective ( with a focus on career and business coaching underpinned by mindfulness and self-care approaches and frameworks. She has experienced incredible success in her business, and one which she attributes wholeheartedly to the ability to look after herself and her business. She is currently completing her Masters Degree, and Yoga Teacher Training.

Top Tax and VAT pitfalls to avoid

In this topic I will discuss the most general pitfalls that can occur for small businesses and sole props, and how to effectively avoid them. I will essentially share trade secrets that Accountants all over use for their clients, and I will inform them of the latest technology that can also be used as a resource.

Adv. Carien van Dijk is the Executive Director of Tax Services of the Supremacy Group. She is a Tax Advocate at the High Court and she is a Master Tax Practitioner at SARS. She obtained her LLB and LLM: Taxation from the University of Pretoria and is currently also a lecturer at Varsity College in Sandton. Adv. Carien previously worked at FirstRand Bank Limited, where she was the Senior PAYE and TAA Specialist, focusing on the employment and tax administration requirements of FNB and FirstRand Corporate Centre. Previously she also formed part of the Employment Services Tax Team in PricewaterhouseCoopers – Sunninghill looking after various of big brand Companies. She sits on various of industry boards and is a speaker at many public events such as NSBC Business Expo and Future of Cloud Banking Conference.

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Date: Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Time: 18:15 for 18:30

Venue:  Woodhill Country Club – map

Fee: Members free | Guests R200 | Members’ spouse/partner R140

Payment: Registration and Payment can be done using the online Quicket system at

Upon completion of your registration you will be sent an event ticket, please ensure you are in possession of this ticket when attending the event.

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