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CFO Awards nominees in the spotlight as interviews get underway

The CFO Awards 2017 interview process is well underway, with close to half the nominees already having shared their views on a range of questions pertaining to strategy, compliance, leadership, transformation and governance, with the CFO editorial team and members of the judging panel. Thomson Reuters MD for Africa,…

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 24, 2017 at 15:00

4 massive accounting blunders

Accountants often don’t get the credit they deserve within their organisations and it is only when things go wrong that they become the focus of attention. Like a good interviewer or referee, they tend to fade into the background when things are running smoothly, but there is hell to pay when an accounting error comes to…

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 24, 2017 at 8:03

FinTech roadshow on the way

Accelerator Sw7, in partnership with the law firm Webber Wentzel, is set to launch its FinTech Innovation Africa roadshow in Cape Town and Johannesburg next week. FinTech specialists will be making presentations at various events at the Webber Wentzel offices in Cape Town and…

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 24, 2017 at 6:00

Bruce Burrows joins Lekoil as finance head

Lekoil, a West Africa-focussed oil and gas explorer, has appointed Bruce Burrows as CFO, effective 27 February.

Samuel Adegboyega (pictured), company chairman, says Lekoil is “delighted” to welcome Bruce into the fold.

He said:

“His experience working in Nigeria, his knowledge of the investment…

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 23, 2017 at 15:00

Dealmaking is about people – McDonald's SA CFO Zafar Mahomed

“Successful dealmaking is about people. Don’t rely on spreadsheets – get out there and understand the personal dynamics. I think 80 percent of it is about process flow, stakeholder management and people,” said McDonald’s SA CFO Zafar Mahomed in a CFO masterclass entitled Survival of the…

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 23, 2017 at 8:00

Barbarians at the Gate: WATCH public speaker Vusi Thembekwayo at #findaba16

Venture capitalist, entrepreneur and public speaker extraordinaire Vusi Thembekwayo has earned plaudits (including from the likes of Nelson Mandela) and enthralled audiences all over the world with his lessons from the public speaking pulpit, which began when he was a teenager. He did not disappoint…

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 23, 2017 at 6:00

ZAR X completes first trade in less than 10 seconds

ZAR X debuted on Monday this week, settling its first trade, a buy order for 100 shares in agricultural group Senwes at R10.50 a share, in just under ten seconds. This included it being matched, settled and cleared, said company CEO, Etienne Nel (pictured).

In 2016, the JSE implemented a four-day settlement cycle…

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 22, 2017 at 19:00

Cybersecurity in the spotlight in first CFO Summit for 2017

“If traditional information security is about building a broad defence against attack, cybersecurity is really an attacker-centric approach. It's the knowledge of your attacker that drives your cyberinitiatives,” said Sean Howell (pictured), MD of Redshift Cyber Security, during this morning’s CFO masterclass on The Art…

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 22, 2017 at 15:00

Anglo American cuts debt, looks to resume dividends

Global mining behemoth Anglo American announced that it has slashed its net debt by 34% during 2016, exceeding expectations amid an uptick in metals prices in an interim results presentation in London on Tuesday.

After ditching dividends in the face of falling commodity prices in 2015,…

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 22, 2017 at 8:00

Oceana's Imraan Soomra nominated for CFO Awards

CFO of Oceana Group Imraan Soomra has been nominated for the 2017 CFO Awards. Soomra won the Transformation & Empowerment Award at the CFO Awards 2015. The annual 'Oscars for South African CFOs', to be held on 11 May, recognise CFOs of listed companies, large corporations,…

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 22, 2017 at 6:00

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