Cover Story: Willem van der Post CA(SA)

Ask Willem how he went from being a CA(SA) into a world of relentless innovation, and he’ll tell you it began when he went to LA for the first time in 2004 with Deloitte. ‘Two of the first things that struck me was the sheer scale of the US; 11-lane highways, Walmart, 80 different types […]

PROFILE: Conquering fears and living her dream

Mrs Pretoria-Tshwane finalist – Ronel Jooste CA(SA) Despite excelling at academics and sport at school, the beautiful Ronel Jooste describes herself as being extremely shy while growing up. And during articles, she hardly said a word either. In fact, if you had to ask one of her fellow article clerks whether one day she’d earn […]

Profile: Chris Hefer

Chris Hefer is an avid sports fan, but he never imagined that his career as a CA(SA) would launch him into the exciting world of the sports industry. Being part of the professional sports franchise Vodacom Bulls and being exposed to the ‘behind the scenes’ action daily allow him to enjoy experiences most people would […]

International Profile: Ryan Maree

From its inception, 2 000 years ago to the medieval period, the world wars through to the financial crisis in 2008 and the vote to the leave the European Union in 2016, London has been at the centre of the world for over two millennia. It is a city where ancient and modern intermingle to […]

Lecturer by Chance

One of the people Mangakane Lehlogonolo (Nolo) Pududu credits for her choice of becoming a CA(SA) is her Grade 8 accounting teacher, Mrs. Sebastian. ‘She was absolutely amazing. The way she spoke about accounting, the way she was so passionate about it, I knew that this was what I wanted to do!’ Read Nolo’s story […]

From the Great Wall to the City of Bridges

People working in the USA are often employed at will, meaning that they are not protected from dismissal by their contracts. Although this can be worrisome, Martin believes this flexibility helps to create many work opportunities in the USA (the unemployment rate is only around 4%). Martin Pittorino tells us more. Please read the full interview […]

Pioneer Foods appoints Felix Lombard CA(SA) as their new CFO

In accordance with paragraph 3.59(a) of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, shareholders are hereby advised that, having followed a robust recruitment process in evaluating external and internal candidates, the Chairman, the Human Capital Committee and the Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Felix Lombard as the new CFO of Pioneer Foods. […]

Old Mutual appoints Zizipho Nyanga CA(SA) as new CEO of Masisizane Fund

Zizipho Nyanga has been at the helm of Old Mutual‘s Masisizane Fund for six months after taking over the role of CEO in October 2016. She was recently welcomed by Old Mutual who held an event to introduce her to its beneficiaries and team members. Nyanga hails from Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, a former […]

SAA appoints Phumeza Nhantsi CA(SA) as their new Chief Financial Officer

Phumeza Nhantsi has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of South African Airways (SAA). “South African Airways has announced the appointment of Phumeza Nhantsi as SAA’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The appointment is effective from 1 May 2017,” SAA said on Wednesday. The 39-year-old Nhantsi was appointed as SAA’s Interim CFO in November 2015 […]

Dis-Chem Pharmacies appoints Mahomed Gani CA(SA) as a new Director to the Board

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited board of directors advised that Mr Mahomed Gani has, with effect from 3 May 2017, been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He will be a member of the Audit and Risk Committee as well as the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. Mr Gani is a Chartered Accountant with over […]

How the new lease accounting standard IFRS 16 affects financing transactions

By Lionel Shawe, Managing Partner at Allen and Overy and Lauren Tunstall, PSL at Allen & Overy On 13 January 2016, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued its new international lease accounting standards IFRS 16 Leases which removes the distinction between finance leases and operating leases for lessees with effect from 1 January 2019. […]

Jurgen Boyd CA(SA) to lead investment institutions

Following the departure of Mr Bert Chanetsa from the FSB at the end of December 2016, Adv. Tshidi, in his capacity as the Registrar in terms of the Financial Markets and Credit Rating Services Acts has delegated his powers and functions to Mr Jurgen Boyd, who will exercise the said powers and functions in addition […]

Listed Namibian Property company appoints Carel Fourie CA(SA) as new Chief Executive Officer

Oryx Properties Limited, the only Namibian property company listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange, has announced the appointment of Carel Fourie as its new chief executive officer with effect from 1 March 2017. Oryx Properties has a premier-quality retail, industrial and office real-estate portfolio valued at about R2.326 billion which generates a dependable, sustainable and […]