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Grant Pattison, ex Massmart chief, new Edcon CEO

Former Massmart executive Grant Pattison (pictured) has been appointed Edcon CEO, his primary aim to assemble a new board with retail experience and hopefully pull the struggling retail group out of the doldrums.

Pattison, who was instrumental in the acquisition of general goods retailer Massmart by US…


Posted by CFO South Africa on May 27, 2017 at 8:00

SAICA and CIMA work together to advance accountancy in SA

SAICA and The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association) have joined forces to advance the accounting profession in South Africa by broadening access to their professional qualifications and resources.

Badibanga Promesse, the Association’s Regional Vice President for…


Posted by CFO South Africa on May 26, 2017 at 15:00

Learn to drive productivity at CFO Summit 3

In these tough economic times, many CFOs are looking for ways to increase productivity and cut costs to maintain their organisations’ competitiveness. If you are one of these finance chiefs, you simply can’t afford to miss out on the third CFO Summit of the year on 14 June 2017 at the opulent…


Posted by CFO South Africa on May 26, 2017 at 8:00

Naspers invests $5m in Filipino FinTech Coins

South African media and e-commerce giant Naspers has continued its expansion into the FinTech and cryptocurrency space by putting $5 million behind Philippines-based startup The investment was facilitated by Naspers’ Ventures division.

Coins offers financial…


Posted by CFO South Africa on May 26, 2017 at 6:00

TFG sees good results as its diversification strategy pays off

TFG, whose diversified retail footprint covers 3,328 outlets in 34 countries, has overcome difficult trading conditions to deliver 11.6 percent retail turnover growth (R23.5 billion March 2017 year-end).

CEO Doug Murray (pictured) said:

“We are extremely pleased with…


Posted by CFO South Africa on May 25, 2017 at 15:00

Cassel&Co joins Finance Indaba 2017

Cassel & Co has joined Finance Indaba 2017 as a gold partner and will make its second showing at the event at the Sandton Convention Centre in October.

Do you want to know more about the latest and greatest in finance? Register to …


Posted by CFO South Africa on May 25, 2017 at 8:00

Hotels keep Tsogo Sun in the black

South African hotel and casino operator Tsogo Sun reported an increase in full-year earnings in a results presentation on Wednesday, as new hotel acquisitions offset disappointing gaming earnings.

Adjusted headline earnings per share for the full-year ended 31 March rose 6% to 207.6 cents…


Posted by CFO South Africa on May 25, 2017 at 6:00

Management shake-up at Lewis; CFO among those leaving

The chairperson, a board member and the CFO are leaving JSE-listed Lewis Group. Lewis said in a statement that David Nurek, Lewis chairperson, had advised the board that he plans to retire after serving as a director and chairman since the group’s listing on the JSE in 2004. Les Davies, who has served as the group’s CFO…


Posted by CFO South Africa on May 24, 2017 at 19:00

Sustainability – why CFOs should care

"Companies are now required by governments and stock exchanges to be transparent about their sustainability performance for all stakeholders, including investors, to see and evaluate," writes Stephane Bello, Executive VP and CFO at Thomson Reuters.

As stewards of capital, today’s CFOs have a unique opportunity to oversee…


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

Three skills to prise open the C-suite

You may feel that years of hard work may be enough to break the glass ceiling and join the ranks of the financial elite in the corner offices and upper echelons of management, but you’d be better off thinking more strategically about your skills development plan. Being technically proficient in your job is a…


Posted by CFO South Africa on May 24, 2017 at 8:00

Join the 5th CFO Awards & Conference - 10 May 2018

RSVP for the  2018 CFO Awards on 10 May 2018.

Join us for the 5th edition of the CFO Awards where CFOs of listed companies and large corporations are awarded for outstanding performance and leadership. Meet top CFOs, demonstrate thought leadership, extend your network and develop business on 10 May 2018. Join us, buy a table or become a partner. Email Graham Fehrsen. Attendance is free for members. Visit


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