Feature: Scarcity of fund accountants in the retirement fund industry

With retirement reforms finally taking shape in South Africa, the demand for skilled professionals within the retirement fund industry is continuously on the rise. However, in engagements with industry stakeholders a concern was raised that South Africa is currently facing a significant scarcity of fund accountants within the sector. This article delves into the reasons…

Profile: Hamman Schoonwinkel – Life in academia after life as an academic trainee

Hamman Schoonwinkel (29) is a chartered accountant and a lecturer in digital and leadership acumen at Stellenbosch University with a passion for both finance and the performing arts. He is also the chair of the SAICA Community of Best Practice for Digital Acumen. As an avid saxophone player, Hamman Schoonwinkel initially faced a tough decision…

Profile: Merger between RSM South Africa and Ngubane Johannesburg

The beginning of August this year saw the merging of two significant firms in the South African accounting industry, RSM South Africa and Ngubane Johannesburg. The combined business, trading as RSM South Africa, will now have annual billings in excess of R300 million and over 370 staff. The merger will accelerate both businesses’ ambitions to…