Rhangani Mbhalati

Profile: Matsilele Promise – 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…

Suren Maharaj CA(SA)

Profile: Suren Maharaj CA(SA) – A mastermind of turnarounds and governance excellence

Suren Maharaj’s superpower is turning around financially struggling entities. He has proved that financial analysis, strategic planning, and governance restructuring empower even moribund organisations to focus on revenue enhancement, cost efficiencies, and accountability. In his 29-year career, Suren Maharaj has accumulated extensive experience and expertise, distinguishing himself as an astute chief financial officer (CFO) and…

Nitesh and Renitha Koosialee CAs(SA)

Profile: Nitesh and Renitha Koosialee CAs(SA) – Charting a course to love

In the halls of academia where the scent of knowledge lingered in the air, destiny wove its threads, bringing together two souls destined for an extraordinary journey. Nitesh and Renitha Koosialee, both individuals of intellect and ambition, found themselves intertwined in a tale of love and partnership that transcends the ordinary. Their fateful encounter unfolded…

Bhavna Gounder CA(SA)

Profile: Bhavna Gounder CA(SA) – Is chartered accountancy worth your while?

Having recently moved from Johannesburg to Toronto I have fielded a flurry of questions from colleagues and if I’m being honest, around the weight of our qualification. Can we have both global mobility and success? Are we future-proofed? Do we need to reinvent ourselves to remain agile? This article explores these concepts through my lens.…