VIEWPOINT: THE NEW Boardroom

Too many boards today are filled with generalist independent directors. Most likely members are drawn from the company’s home country, have similar career backgrounds, and are overwhelmingly male. Companies wanting considerable growth need to examine whether their boards and leadership really have the range of experience, perspectives and expertise to master and thrive in the…

INFLUENCE: A profession in transition

Mindset, rather than circumstances or situations, will propel clerks into positions where they can excel and shape their futures. Angella Makowe and Martin Mutonhora give their impressions of this year’s Young Chartered Accountants Network seminar. There was a dull nervous murmur in the venue and the audience, eager with anticipation, rushed to their seats to…

LEAD: Global ambassador

Theo Vermaak CA(SA), PKF International’s Regional Director – Africa, became chair of the Forum of Firms in January 2015. By Lynn Grala Theo Vermaak grew up in Bergville, a small rural town situated in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains of KwaZulu-Natal. With a great love for animals, and especially wildlife, he hoped to perhaps…

LEAD: An exceptional experience

The tranquil setting and exceptional guest services are characteristics that define the Velmoré experience, writes Yuven Gounden The minute you enter the portals of the Velmoré Hotel Estate you cannot miss the tranquillity that greets you. Conveniently located a mere 30 minutes from Pretoria and equally close to Johannesburg, Velmoré is only a short drive…