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Discovery on its way to establishing own bank

The Registrar of Banks this week gave Discovery permission to establish a banking presence in the country, so helping the entity take its first steps to starting its own bank in South Africa.


Posted by CFO South Africa on October 28, 2016 at 11:30

Accept failure, says Charles Savage of award-winning Easy Equities - #findaba16

The biggest failure in business is that failure itself is not accepted and it is something to be shunned upon said Easy Equities CEO Charles…


Posted by CFO South Africa on October 28, 2016 at 6:00

CFO South Africa is hiring an experienced media sales manager

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Posted by Alex van Groningen (CFO SA) on October 27, 2016 at 22:33

Gold Fields to invest $1.4 billion in Ghanaian gold mine

South African gold producer Gold Fields, which has mines from Australia to South Africa to Peru, will invest $1.4 billion to extend by eight years the life of its Damang operation in Ghana. The investment, which will be paid over the eight-year period, will keep the mine in operation until…


Posted by CFO South Africa on October 27, 2016 at 11:30

Local currency and DFIs: an opportunity for African financing - Standard Bank at #findaba16

Standard Bank treasurer Paul Burgoyne brought together a strong panel at the Finance Indaba Africa on 13 October 2016, to discuss accessing liquidity in Africa. The speakers included CFO and VP of Olam…


Posted by CFO South Africa on October 27, 2016 at 6:00

No fees will cost SA fiscus R250 billion over three years

Most of us are surely well aware of the recent protests around the #FeesMustFall movement, which has seen thousands of students demonstrate against fee increases and appeal for free higher education. In a recent presentation to MPs, the Parliamentary Budget Office projected that fee-free education at universities would cost South Africa…


Posted by CFO South Africa on October 26, 2016 at 11:30

CFOs weigh the cost of not knowing at CFO dinner with IBM

What is the cost of not knowing? Perhaps that is the most important question in business today.

An impressive group of CFOs, finance executives an engineer and an IT executive from some of South Africa’s leading institutions joined CFO South Africa and IBM on 25 October 2016 for the second…


Posted by CFO South Africa on October 26, 2016 at 9:00

Structural reform needed to boost SA’s economy - Deloitte's Martyn Davies at #findaba16

Dr Martyn Davies explains why South Africa is struggling to regain growth levels, and what is needed to make us economically relevant again.

Speaking at the Finance Indaba Africa on 14 October 2016, Dr…


Posted by CFO South Africa on October 26, 2016 at 6:00

White privilege and white guilt: Servest CFO Peter Walsh talks tough on transformation - #findaba16

Servest Group CFO Peter Walsh earned as many laughs as he landed “blows” in a challenging talk on transformation presented at the Finance Indaba Africa in Johannesburg on 13 October 2016. Walsh’s talk was called “Embracing transformation: Head, heart and hands”, and he kicked off by…


Posted by CFO South Africa on October 25, 2016 at 15:00

People, not technology, give data meaning, says CGMA study

In a Volatile Uncertain Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world, management accountants are expected to provide better support for decision-making, performance management and ongoing ‘insight’, in the form of financial and non-financial data. According to a latest CGMA research, ‘Business analytics and decision making – The human dimension’,…


Posted by CFO South Africa on October 25, 2016 at 11:30

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