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Sunday, 19 July 2009

SA accountants´ stable measuring unit assumption costs SA about R200 billion each and every year

Hi,

I point out that SA accountants unknowingly destroy about R200 billion per annum in the SA real economy with their implementation of the very destructive stable measuring unit assumption as it forms part of the traditional Historical Cost Accounting model.

Simply put: SA accountants unknowingly destroy about R200 billion per annum doing normal traditional Historical Cost accounting.

They can maintain about R200 billion PER ANNUM for an unlimited period of time in the SA real economy by updating all constant items as they are allowed to do 20 years ago by the IASB.

Maintaining constant items´ real values during low and hyperinflation is an essential function of accounting.

It is hard to believe that the IASB only requires / mandates / demands that during hyperinflation with IAS 29.

The IASB leaves it as an option during low inflation.

That Historical Cost Mistake costs SA about R200 billion per annum.

Kindest regards,

Nicolaas Smith