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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

How to train and retain: CHRO SA meets BAT SA Head of Talent Candice Watson

Candice Watson, Southern Africa Area Head of Talent at British American Tobacco (BAT), has garnered a lot of experience as an executive-level human resources professional in a short space of time. Since September 2014, she has been the HR partner at Lenovo, HR director for Sub-Saharan…

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 21, 2017 at 20:00

New investment firm, Arise, sets up shop in Cape Town

Dutch development bank FMO and banking co-operative Rabobank, together with Norfund, a Norwegian development finance institution, have joined financial forces in launching a new investment firm, Arise.

The new Cape Town-based entity has combined assets of $637 million, and will focus on…

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 21, 2017 at 15:00

FinTechs to disrupt Nigeria's retail banking – PwC

Nigeria’s retail banking and payments sectors will be most disrupted by FinTech solutions, according to the PwC Nigeria FinTech Survey 2017.

The survey aimed to assess the rise of FinTech in Nigeria’s financial services industry, their potential impact on market…

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 21, 2017 at 8:00

What makes a good CFO? Narriman Taliep, V&A Waterfront CFO, shares her views

Narriman Taliep, CFO at Cape Town’s bustling V&A Waterfront, believes that modern CFOs need to embrace and get on top of technology: “For me, this is the future. It's a necessity, not a luxury. So, the question is, which aspects of the technology do you take on now, and how do you manage it?”

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 21, 2017 at 6:00

Shoprite and Steinhoff end merger talks

Steinhoff International and Shoprite Holdings have terminated their merger negotiations. This follows much criticism levelled at the deal by various parties, as well as Shoprite minority shareholders arguing that the transaction was not in their best interests. Under the proposed deal, Steinhoff…

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 20, 2017 at 19:00

Finance flash: the TOP-10 articles of week 7, 2017

Do you want to keep up to date with the latest developments in finance, but you are short of time? Don’t worry. CFO South Africa weekly collects 10 of the most important articles from international media for your convenience.

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 20, 2017 at 15:00

Organise HR events that are different and engaging: CHRO SA meets Nova Human Capital

Nova Human Capital Solutions is a company that offers turnkey HR solutions to companies of all shapes and sizes. From simply providing payroll services to doing a total overhaul of a business’s HR function, they do it all. Last week, CFO Enterprise CEO Melle Eijckelhoff and Didi Sehume of CHRO South Africa met with director Debbie Victor and MD Scott…

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 20, 2017 at 10:00

Raise risk to strategic level, urges CIMA report

Against a background of what Sir Peter Gershon describes as “arguably one of the most turbulent times we have faced for years”, board members need to constantly review their approach to, and understanding of, risk, according to a new study from a group of industry and professional services…

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Posted by CFO South Africa on February 20, 2017 at 8:00

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