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The king of governance: WATCH Prof Mervyn King at #findaba16

Professor Mervyn King is recognised internationally as an expert on corporate governance and sustainability and is in great demand as an arbitrator and mediator. He is a founding member of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa and for some eight years was the South African judge at the ICC…


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

South African businesses are not agile, say executives

“In an age where digitisation, robotics and AI are wreaking havoc with traditional business models, it is easy for executives to focus on superior technology as the solution to ensuring the competitiveness of their organisations and to overlook the human element,” said Ilya Bonic (pictured), President of Mercer’s Career…


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

Nkonki to sponsor 2017 Young CFO of the Year

“We are delighted to be associated with CFO SA. This forum provides a critical support mechanism for South African CFOs, where they can access best practice, share information with their peers and be showcased for their contributions,” says Mitesh Patel, Managing Director of Nkonki, a 100-percent black-owned audit and advisory…


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

Finance can be funny – comic Nik Rabinowitz to emcee CFO Awards

Capetonian Nik Rabinowitz is one of the country’s most well-known stand-up comedians and is renowned for his cutting wit. International appearances include Australia, Canada, Holland, the United Kingdom, the USA, and Zimbabwe. He’s been a guest on BBC 2’s Mock the Week, performed at London’s Royal…


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

Sasfin bullish despite earnings hit

Bank controller Sasfin Holdings suffered losses to its headlines earnings per share from 334,43 cents to 271,41 cents and reduced its dividend by 18,84% to 80 cents per share after a tough six months to 31 December 2016, marked by credit losses and a write-down in its Efficient Group…


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

Indian billionaire to buy R31.5 billion stake in Anglo

Indian mining billionaire Anil Agarwal (pictured) intends to purchase R31.5 billion of JSE-listed Anglo American shares in the market; a deal which would make him the company’s second-largest shareholder, second to the Public Investment Corporation (PIC).

Agarwal said in a statement that the purchase will be funded via a mandatory exchangeable…


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

Mena region set for FinTech boom

The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) is set to experience a boom in fintech innovation over the next three years, propelled by a large unbanked population, VC inflows and the rapid emergence of a host of new startups, according to a state of the nation report prepared…


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

Find strength in diversity, says Refilwe Nkabinde, BCX CFO

Four powerful women – a mother, a grandmother, an accounting teacher and a career mentor – helped Refilwe Nkabinde to become BCX CFO at age 37. She spoke to CFO South Africa about her remarkable journey. “I feel equipped with all the tools I need to be a…


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

SA economy still struggling, despite rise in business confidence

The Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) business confidence index, put together by the Bureau for Economic Research, rose to 40 points in the first quarter of 2017 – up from 38 in the last quarter of 2016.

According to Reuters, this is well below the 50-mark separating net positive and negative territories. In fact, only four times since 2008 has the index risen above…


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

Finance flash: the TOP-10 articles of week 11, 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 March 20, 2017 at 15:00

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