Focus: Former school teacher now leader in audit reform – Ntlambi Gulwa CA(SA)

Ntlambi Gulwa CA(SA), the IRBA’s Director Inspections, started her remarkable life journey in the lush landscapes of the Eastern Cape. Hers is a story of perseverance, determination and a deep-rooted commitment to making a difference. Growing up in the small village of Ngcwazi, Ntlambi’s passion for education and her drive to overcome challenges were evident…

Profile: Amanda Zuma – Working for our citizens

With their expertise in financial management, compliance and risk assessment, CAs(SA) like Amanda Zuma play a crucial role in ensuring efficient resource utilisation and improving service delivery. By encouraging disadvantaged students to become chartered accountants, teachers aim to provide them with a clear and attainable career path that can lead to economic stability, personal growth,…

Focus: Taking Pride in improving the profession – Pride Msweli CA(SA)

As an accounting technical manager at The Shard (Pty) Limited, Pride Msweli CA(SA) is a qualified chartered accountant with international audit experience. She is very passionate about financial literacy, audit reform and the creation of generational wealth. Founded in 2013, The Shard (Pty) Ltd is a young, experienced and dynamic 100% black-owned consulting firm based…

Profile: PJ Botha – The secret to success is helping others

‘You don’t have to start your own business to create wealth,’ write PJ Botha CA(SA) and his brother, Geo, presenters of the TV series Welvaartskeppers (wealth creators), in their first book, Word Ryk, Bly Ryk. In their insightful book, the brothers Botha endeavour to teach ordinary South Africans how to make money in a challenging…

Focus: Improving efficiency within the audit process by using digital technological tools

Technology is rapidly evolving, and artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the way we work and communicate. Auditors need to be aware of the digital technology tools that are currently available and how to use them as part of the audit process to make the audit process more efficient and effective. This requires that the auditors…

Profile: Koko Khumalo – Motlanalo on the up and up

Founded on the values of respect and integrity, Motlanalo Inc, a black women-owned SMP headquartered in Polokwane, Limpopo, is geared towards transforming the audit landscape. In reliving the events around the genesis of her firm, Koko Khumalo CA(SA) entertains an erudite conversation on learning organisations, a branch of study associated with knowledge management. The CEO…

Focus: Integrity is the profession’s foundational value – Emma Mashilwane CA(SA)

Emma Mashilwane CA(SA), RA, MBA is the co-founder (majority shareholder) and CEO of MASA Auditors which provides internal audits, external audits, IT audits and advisory services. MASA Auditors comprises MASA Risk Advisory Services Pty Ltd (MASA Risk) and MASA Chartered Accountants Incorporated. Both entities are accredited training offices for SAICA (MASA Risk is for the…

Focus: How a board game lit a spark – Phumudzo Cazequeza CA(SA)

Games can be a great way to learn about business concepts and develop strategic thinking skills. That’s what sparked Phumudzo Cazequeza’s interest in chartered accounting. As a high school student, she took part in a SAICA board game event that had learners from participating schools tackle real-world business situations by assuming responsibility for running a…