MEET OUR DIFFERENCE MAKERS

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.

ONKE MKIVA CA(SA)

Onke Mkiva CA(SA) leads a team of investment professionals across seven African countries and has developed formidable

relationships with clients and other stakeholders across the continent. Onke’s commitment to building a solution-driven African

society saw him co-creating RMB’s diversity and inclusion agenda. As the winner of SAICA’s Top 35 under 35 Lead category, he serves as a mentor to young, aspiring CAs(SA) through the FirstRand CA Programme.

XOLISWA HLONGWANE CA(SA)

Xoliswa Hlongwane CA(SA) found her purpose when she stepped into the world of clothing manufacturing. By setting up the

self-funded Clothing manufacturing business, she has not only been able to create employment for 20 workers, she has also

grown the business to become a B2B service provider, with commercial opportunities to produce garments for big corporates

and retailers.

NICHOLAS RIEMER CA(SA)

Nicholas Riemer CA(SA) believes if there is a problem, you can find a solution – a mindset that lead to the creation of The Invigilator,

an entry-level smartphone application that is used to monitor online and remote examinations. He has aligned his passion for

education with providing accessible learning to South African and African students. Today, his companies employ over 100 people.

MARIAM TAYOB CASSIM CA(SA)

Mariam started a multi-million rand confectionery business empire with her husband, and she has been pivotal in growing the company from its humble beginnings to a company employing over 650 people and producing

7 000 sweets per minute. Key to the company’s success is the well-being of her staff and their children, ensuring that they also succeed in the business through mentorship, empowerment and education. The company has awarded 14 bursaries to staff thus far and brought in 6 students from Tshwane South College into an engineering mentorship programme.

HITEN KESHAVE AND SANJAY SONI CAs(SA)

The township economy contributes in excess of R100bn to the SA economy and is a major contributor to both GDP and employment. In March 2021, Hiten and Sanjay founded Qalisa Hub, an idea borne out of a need to provide a differentiated intervention to township entrepreneurs by providing them with much needed practical ‘hand-holding’ at the early stages of their journey. To date, their programmes have supported and coached more than 500 entrepreneurs in the business of online car sales, carpentry to online grocery shopping and more, providing much needed expertise to help entrepreneurs succeed on their own

TOP 35-UNDER-35 | Category Winner: Develop

Persevere. The ride is worth it! In this year’s Top 35-under-35 competition’s Develop category, judges were looking for an individual using their designation, skills, and training as a CA(SA) to influence and develop business. Josh Moritz (32) Head of Operations and Finance at DocFox They asked whether the model is replicable, scalable, and sustainable and…

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Cover Story – TOP 35-UNDER-35: Overall winner 2022

I stand on the shoulders of giants The 2022’s Top 35-under-35 overall winner was Mathabo Makhaya CA(SA), group financial manager at Harmony Gold Mining (health) and chairperson of the Investment Committee Mineworkers Provident Fund (MWPF). Mathabo Makhaya (32) Group Financial Manager Health at Harmony Gold Mining; Chairperson of Investment Committee, Mine Workers Provident Fund When…

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TOP 35-UNDER-35 | Category Winner: Develop

Taking entrepreneurship to an exponential level In this year’s Top 35-under-35 competition’s Lead category, judges were looking at how an individual uses their leadership skills, not only within business but also within their personal spheres to influence and inspire. A true leader creates value, motivates, disrupts, and fosters growth. Louw Barnardt (34) Co-founder and Managing…

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Cover Story – South African hockey captain: What changed my game!

To become an international sportsperson and a chartered accountant is beyond the scope of most people’s dreams. Yet that is exactly what Phumelela Mbande CA(SA), goalkeeper and captain of the South African women’s hockey team, has achieved despite countless challenges. Her team competed at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where Phumelela had the honour of being…

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CATEGORY WINNER: LEGACY – WISEMAN LUMKILE NKUHLU

SAICA Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards The 2022 Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards, sponsored by SAPRO, recognises SAICA members who are #differencemakers in various areas of business and society – those who have breached the gap between being good and being excellent. The awards acknowledge members who make decisions that provide sustained prosperity for all and help…

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CATEGORY WINNER: LEADER IN PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY – KIMI MAKWETU (POST-HUMOUS)

SAICA Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards The 2022 Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards, sponsored by SAPRO, recognises SAICA members who are #differencemakers in various areas of business and society – those who have breached the gap between being good and being excellent. The awards acknowledge members who make decisions that provide sustained prosperity for all and help…

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CATEGORY WINNER: LEADER IN BUSINESS – AJEN SITA

SAICA Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards The 2022 Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards, sponsored by SAPRO, recognises SAICA members who are #differencemakers in various areas of business and society – those who have breached the gap between being good and being excellent. The awards acknowledge members who make decisions that provide sustained prosperity for all and help…

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CATEGORY WINNER: COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP – IGNATIUS SEHOOLE

SAICA Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards The 2022 Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards, sponsored by SAPRO, recognises SAICA members who are #differencemakers in various areas of business and society – those who have breached the gap between being good and being excellent. The awards acknowledge members who make decisions that provide sustained prosperity for all and help…

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CATEGORY WINNER: ETHICAL LEADERSHIP – PARMI NATESAN

SAICA Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards The 2022 Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards, sponsored by SAPRO, recognises SAICA members who are #differencemakers in various areas of business and society – those who have breached the gap between being good and being excellent. The awards acknowledge members who make decisions that provide sustained prosperity for all and help…

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CATEGORY WINNER: HUMANITARIAN – ISMAIL LAMBAT

SAICA Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards The 2022 Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards, sponsored by SAPRO, recognises SAICA members who are #differencemakers in various areas of business and society – those who have breached the gap between being good and being excellent. The awards acknowledge members who make decisions that provide sustained prosperity for all and help…

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CATEGORY WINNER: NATIONAL INTEREST – CHANTYL MULDER

SAICA Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards The 2022 Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards, sponsored by SAPRO, recognises SAICA members who are #differencemakers in various areas of business and society – those who have breached the gap between being good and being excellent. The awards acknowledge members who make decisions that provide sustained prosperity for all and help…

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CATEGORY WINNER: EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION – PROFESSOR BENJAMIN MARX

SAICA Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards The 2022 Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards, sponsored by SAPRO, recognises SAICA members who are #differencemakers in various areas of business and society – those who have breached the gap between being good and being excellent. The awards acknowledge members who make decisions that provide sustained prosperity for all and help…

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CATEGORY WINNER: INNOVATOR – ANRI COETZEE

SAICA Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards The 2022 Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards, sponsored by SAPRO, recognises SAICA members who are #differencemakers in various areas of business and society – those who have breached the gap between being good and being excellent. The awards acknowledge members who make decisions that provide sustained prosperity for all and help…

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CATEGORY WINNER: SUSTAINABILITY – BELINDA CARREIRA

The 2022 Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards, sponsored by SAPRO, recognises SAICA members who are #differencemakers in various areas of business and society – those who have breached the gap between being good and being excellent. The awards acknowledge members who make decisions that provide sustained prosperity for all and help shape communities, economies and society…

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CATEGORY WINNER: FUTURE FIT – SHABEER KHAN

SAICA Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards The 2022 Chairman’s Difference Makers Awards, sponsored by SAPRO, recognises SAICA members who are #differencemakers in various areas of business and society – those who have breached the gap between being good and being excellent. The awards acknowledge members who make decisions that provide sustained prosperity for all and help…

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Profile: Mbali Precious Mabaso – To encourage, educate and empower through mentorship

Mbali Precious Mabaso CA(SA) is the founder of and mentor at Isikhuthazi, a programme meant to encourage, educate and empower CTA students, ITC and APC candidates. She is also an audit portfolio manager at Nedbank Group Limited Mbali repeated CTA and APC twice, only passing on her third attempt. That experience has helped her to…

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Top 35-under-35: Boasting multinational career success

Julian Palliam CA(SA), 2017 Top 35 finalist, worked his way rapidly through the ranks of multinational companies, fearlessly taking on various responsibilities including managing over R1-billion divisions. Post articles at Deloitte, Julian joined the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, a multinational and FTSE 100 company that was expanding into Africa. He joined as employee number 006…

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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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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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