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CAs(SA) are trained to uphold high ethical standards, and to be equipped for the future, while focusing on their duty and responsibility to act in the public interest. This is the foundation of their ability to make a difference in the societies in which they live and work.

FUTURE FIT

Ensuring relevance for the future

INTEGRITY

Adhering to a higher ethical standard

COMMUNITY

Enabling members to be part of a valuable community

NATIONAL INTEREST

Making a sustainable impact on society

Top 35-under-35 2020: Game Changer Category Winner – Manqoba Kubheka

Manqoba Kubheka was appointed to acting CFO and offered the CFO role within five months of joining SAMRO as a result of assisting the company to avoid and manage potentially detrimental irregularities. He has been instrumental in leading the entity to revenues exceeding R500 million for the first time since its inception in 1962/ Manqoba…

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Top 35-under-35 2020: Nancy Chakabuda

Africa Middle East Controls Leader, Cummins Africa Middle East Integrity: The principle that never fails As the world faces a significant amount of volatility, uncertainty, socio-economic issues and events that will one day define our history, a spotlight turns towards the landscape of the moral leader, business integrity, and how we deal with everyday ethical…

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Tramayne Monaghan’s Ten Cents’ Worth

Move over, number crunchers. Tomorrow’s CAs(SA) are more concerned with adding value than balancing the books, says Tramayne Monaghan. And he should know – as chief innovation officer of Tencent, he’s a living example of this new breed ‘My mother isn’t actually sure what I do,’ Monaghan laughs. That’s not surprising, given that he describes…

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Thuthuka school project jumpstarted young CA(SA)’s career: Lizanne Campbell

The major hurdle that the accounting profession faces, along with other scarce-skill professions, is the low number of learners (just 12%) passing maths with marks above 60%. Despite this, the profession has been successful in sustaining its pipeline thanks, largely, to the efforts of the SAICA’s Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fun. Lizanne Campbell (28) CA(SA), Manager…

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Thato tackles transformation: Thato Tsotetsi

Thato Tsotetsi is forging a dynamic and exciting career while passionately playing her part in re-shaping the South African economic landscape. In 2020, advertising industry history was made when Joe Public United became the largest black-owned independent advertising agency in South Africa. It was a big moment for the members of Ikhamva Lakusasa, a newly…

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Driving the professionalisation of the public service: Garth Pretorius

Garth Pretorius believes that 2020 brought about significant introspection not only for himself but for innumerable others. He found himself taking stock of where he was within his career and where he saw himself in the years to come, and ultimately he decided to take the leap and start something of his own. He decided…

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On the highway of triumph: Hundzukani Mabunda

Despite a traumatic childhood hemmed in by in pain and poverty, Hundzukani Mabunda has proved that you can rise above your circumstances and achieve the impossible. She was the first learner at her village to pass Grade 12 with distinctions and also the first qualified chartered accountant at Bambeni Village in Limpopo Province. Today she…

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The key to success is ‘intentionality’: Buhle Hanise

One of the first beneficiaries of SAICA Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund is making her mark in the chartered accountancy profession as well as corporate South Africa and is lifting others as she rises. Buhle Hanise, currently CFO at Chinese automotive company BAIC South Africa and deputy president of African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA), reflects on…

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Focusing on the ‘S’ of ESG investing in South Africa: Adam Kajee

CEO, ThembiSA Equity Investment (Pty) Ltd. Focusing on the ‘S’ of ESG investing in SA Crises tend to accelerate trends and in 2020, COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement have certainly propelled environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing further into the mainstream. ESG-focused assets are growing and the connection between ESG and risk is…

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Manual Rodrigues: Achieving success through compassion

Achieving success through compassion Creativity, resilience, an eye for opportunity and a longing for impact on a community’s quality of life are the driving forces behind SAICA’s 2020 Top 35-under-35 winner, Manual Rodrigues The 34-year-old always wanted to change the world but realised soon enough it’s not about the world as a whole but rather…

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