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Alexander Forbes brings back finance manager Bruce Bydawell CA(SA) to stabilise management team

The new CFO has been with the financial services group, which has lost eight top managers in recent months, for more than 16 years After five months without a CFO, Alexander Forbes has appointed a member of the old guard to the position as the company tries to stabilise its executive management team. The pension […]

Altron appoints Cedric Miller CA(SA) as Chief Financial Officer

JSE-listed Altron has appointed Cedric Miller as chief financial officer (CFO). Miller, who will join the technology Group on 1 May 2019, has more than 27 years’ financial and accounting experience, having worked extensively in global investment and retail banking. Mteto Nyati, Altron Group chief executive said: “Cedric brings a wealth of knowledge to our […]

Enter This Year’s Top 35-Under-35

Are you a CA(SA) or do you know any fellow CAs(SA) that is an extraordinary young businessman and woman? Then it’s time to enter or nominate yourself or someone else for this year’s Top-35-Under-35 Competition. This initiative recognises and rewards young CAs(SA) who are trailblazers and leaders in their own right. The Top 35-Under-35 awards […]

Samantha Sequeira CA(SA) named Huge Group CFO

JSE-listed Huge Group has appointed former Virgin Mobile SA financial director as its new chief financial officer (CFO, with effect from 25 March. In a statement, the company says Sequeira is a chartered accountant with experience in the telecommunications industry, having previously been financial director of Virgin Mobile SA. During her tenure at Virgin Mobile, […]

The Money Moral Panic

Ponzi scheme! South Sea Bubble! Tulip mania! The dotcom bubble! These are some of the dramatic comparisons being made with the rise of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain. But Kevin Phillips has a different view. Business AdvisorKevin Phillips CA(SA) CEO of IDU Group

South Africa leads the way in Digital Financial Reporting

South Africa has long been a leader on the African continent and is listed second on the African continent, after Mauritius, on the Global Competitiveness Index 4.0 2018 Rankings.  To maintain this position and improve our global ranking of 67th, we need to be innovative in the way we operate.[1] One of the ways of […]

South Africa’s Tongaat Hulett appoints Rob Aitken CA(SA) as new CFO

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s agri-business company, Tongaat Hulett, has announced the appointment of Rob Aitken as new permeant Chief Executive Officer (CFO) and executive director, effective March 2019, reports Business Report. Rob Aitken has been the acting CFO for the past six months since the departure of Murray Munro who resigned in August 2018. Tongaat said […]

Vukile appoints Laurence Cohen CA(SA) as CFO

Real estate investment trust (Reit) Vukile Property Fund has appointed Laurence Cohen as CFO designate, effective March 1. He will succeed Vukile’s FD Mike Potts and be appointed to the Vukile board of directors on July 1, after Potts’ planned retirement on June 30. Cohen, a chartered accountant, previously served as Hyprop Investments FD for nearly 15 years. He has also led […]

Liza Bergh CA(SA) has been appointed Internal Audit Executive: Risk, Compliance & Africa at Nedbank

Liza Bergh has taken up the position of Internal Audit Executive: Risk, Compliance & Africa at Nedbank. Liza joins Nedbank after 13 years with the Absa Group, where she most recently served as Head of Risk Management & Control – Retail and Business Bank and, prior to that, Head of Business Governance & Regulatory Support. […]

What’s the Future of Blockchain?

Blockchain is all the rage. We are constantly bombarded by reports of how it will change the world. While it may alter many aspects of our lives, our suspicion is that they will be in areas that we experience only indirectly. That is, blockchain technology mostly will change the implementation of invisible processes – what […]