Profile: Vanessa and Gareth Gregory CAs(SA) – Harmony in numbers

In the bustling heart of Pietermaritzburg, amidst the hallowed halls of academia, an extraordinary tale of love and mutual understanding unfolded. It was not marked by grand gestures or clichéd pick-up lines but by the quiet harmony of shared experiences and a deep-rooted connection. Meet Vanessa and Gareth Gregory, a dynamic duo of chartered accountants…

Rhangani Mbhalati

Profile: Rhangani Mbhalati – From Adversity to Triumph

Rhangani Mbhalati, a charismatic leader and founder of Chapu Chartered Accountants, shares his story from humble beginnings to building a thriving company that now operates in five provinces. EARLY YEARS AND EDUCATIONAL PURSUITS Rhangani grew up in Burgersdorp, a village outside Tzaneen in Limpopo.He only became aware of the CA designation while in Grade 11…

Reshma and Hiten Keshave CAs(SA)

Profile: Reshma and Hiten Keshave CAs(SA)

Reshma and Hiten Keshave’s journey is more than a mere love story; it’s a captivating saga of two souls brought together by destiny, navigating life’s twists and turns with unwavering commitment and boundless love. Their narrative defies stereotypes, celebrates differences and exemplifies the transformative power of partnership. As we delve into the intricacies of their…

Accounting for employee share ownership plans

Focus: Accounting for employee share ownership plans

Employee share ownership plans (ESOPs) have become increasingly common for multinational, listed and unlisted companies operating in South Africa as a way to attract, retain and reward their employees. ESOPs can also be effective mechanisms to drive companies’ broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) strategies and to align stakeholder and employee values. Accounting for these complex…

Attracting the right funding for your business and clients

Focus: Attracting the right funding for your business and clients

For accountants looking to grow their businesses or those advising their clients on a growth journey, there are many considerations when it comes to securing funding. Too often, entrepreneurs rush into seeking funding, despite not really understanding what funders are looking for. This approach can result in an overwhelming feeling of unpreparedness and disappointment for…