SAICA offers three reputable professional accounting and business designations from a foundational to a strategic level of accounting and business competence –

Accounting Technician [AT(SA)], Associate General Accountant [AGA(SA)] and Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)].

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Top-35-under-35 2020 Finalist: Byron du Plessis

Byron du Plessis is currently the Corporate CFO of MultiChoice Group Limited, having previously held various senior roles in the group including Head of Finance for MultiChoice South Africa and Corporate Financial Director of MultiChoice Africa. Byron’s current executive role encompasses leadership of the group finance function, MultiChoice South Africa’s operational finance executives, financial shared…

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Top-35-under-35 2020 Finalist: Babalwa Gova

Babalwa is a highly motivated and strong-willed individual who is passionate about women empowerment and leadership and shares this with everyone she interacts with. This has formed her core values, as she embodies this thoroughly. She began her career with the goal of being an exemplary figure for any young woman who sees herself redefining…

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Top-35-under-35 2020 Finalist: Arun Varughese

Arun’s passion for finance and entrepreneurship started long before his professional career. He grew up in the Eastern Cape and his entrepreneurial spirit was harnessed at an early age working alongside his father in the family business. Arun has gravitated towards commercial ventures of all sizes ever since. He obtained honours degrees in Finance and…

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Top-35-under-35 2020 Finalist: Adam Kajee

Adam Kajee has always strived to be the best − from his early years as a top South African swimmer through to representing the South African men’s water polo team. Today, his career in finance is no exception. Adam’s interest in investments initially led him to Coronation Fund Managers and to completing his chartered financial…

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Thuthuka school project jumpstarted young CA(SA)’s career

The major hurdle that the accounting profession faces, along with other scarce-skill professions, is the low number of learners (just 12%) passing maths with marks above 60%. Despite this, the profession has been successful in sustaining its pipeline thanks, largely, to the efforts of the SAICA’s Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fun. Lizanne Campbell (28) CA(SA), Manager…

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A passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

In 2010 Yvonne Chetty became the first chief financial officer (CFO) at the Department of Energy, previously part of the combined Department of Minerals and Energy. She still holds the post after almost a decade and has a clear overview of what is required of a public servant while also often acting as a mentor…

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Building a truly South African firm

This is a story about a professional services firm specialising in assurance, advisory and tax services. It is also about leadership that approaches development in a holistic manner. My conversation with its chief executive, Victor Sekese, emphasises the importance of culture as the basis for organisational, social and spiritual growth. The journey of the fully…

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The CFO rebooted

Bean counters? Hardly. Aided by technology, the CFO of the future plays an integral role in everything from business strategy to digitalisation. There was a time when the primary concern facing senior financial decision-makers was the company’s financial performance, usually considered from a rearview mirror perspective. That is changing as digital tools broaden the scope…

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