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Finance flash: the TOP-10 articles of week 25

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 June 27, 2016 at 15:00

Naspers sees significant profit increase

Naspers has reported in its recently release full-year results that its core headline earnings were up 21% to $1.2 billion. The company said that it regards core headline earnings as its best indicator of sustainable earnings. Interestingly, some 77% of its revenues were generated outside South…


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

Creativity needed for big data to drive revenue, says risk actuary Stefan Swanepoel

“Taking advantage of opportunities requires more creative thinking than simple analysis of data,” says risk actuary Stefan Swanepoel, the principal consultant for Directrix Risk Services, an actuarial and corporate risk management consultancy specialising in…


Posted by CFO South Africa on June 27, 2016 at 8:00

King IV recognises the importance of tax governance

It is becoming increasingly common for shareholders, employees, customers and members of the public to want to know that an entity’s tax affairs are compliant and that they meet a standard which is beyond reproach. As such, boards of companies are having to think harder about…


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

Vodafone recalls Safaricom CFO John Tombleson from Kenya

John Tombleson (pictured), Kenyan operator Safaricom's CFO, is due to exit the company after a five-year stint.

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

CIMA and AICPA to form new association

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), will be joining forces to create a new association which will represent the breadth of the accounting profession and 600,000 current and next-generation professionals.…


Posted by CFO South Africa on June 24, 2016 at 11:30

Financial inclusion and money-making: FinTech Africa event massive success

How can FinTech companies help millions of Africans get access to financial services? And what should FinTech entrepreneurs do to build viable, money-making businesses out of this? Those were some of the key questions during a spectacular FinTech Africa event at 23 June 2016, hosted at the beautiful…


Posted by CFO South Africa on June 24, 2016 at 8:30

Vote NOW for the African FinTech Awards 2016

What is your favourite FinTech company? Head to and cast your vote for the African FinTech Awards 2016! Help Africa prosper and support the development of new and innovative financial services…


Posted by CFO South Africa on June 23, 2016 at 16:00

Zaf Mahomed, McDonald’s: Demand more - real leaders are listening

CFO South Africa MD Graham Fehrsen was recently invited to sit in on a monthly meeting of the senior finance leaders from one of South Africa’s largest financial services providers. In this monthly meeting, arranged by the CFO, the senior team gets insight from an expert or leader from outside the…


Posted by CFO South Africa on June 23, 2016 at 11:30

CFOs discuss effective workforce health strategies to drive the bottom line

“It is important to understand that the wellness component and the health component are not the same thing and it’s not just a tick the box exercise,” said Jo Pohl, chief financial…


Posted by CFO South Africa on June 23, 2016 at 9:00

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