January 2015 Articles (19)

Newsletter: Turn risk into opportunity | PPC CFO Ramano stays put | Why are CFOs not online

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday January 29…


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Added by CFO South Africa on January 29, 2015 at 14:44 — No Comments

Editorial: preparing for disruption & PPC CFO Ramano stays put

We are living in the age of disruption and CFOs have the responsibility to see what’s coming and anticipate the new business world order. During our Get Smart in 2015 events in…

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Added by Joël Roerig on January 28, 2015 at 9:47 — No Comments

CFO of the Week: Jonathan Maehler, ChemSpec: honest information - a recipe for success

“I have always had the philosophy that honesty, which at first, in some cases, may lead to a negative response, in the long run acts as a motivator,” says Jonathan Maehler, Financial Director at ChemSpec, one of Africa's largest paint and coatings companies. He has been guiding the business through a difficult period over the last three and a half years. “Being a CFO requires toughness in these situations, because you have to bring the truth to the fore. Through an intense focus on…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 27, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Expert Insight: Why the tweet are CFOs not online?

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 26, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

6 Questions for KPMG's Granville Smith: turn risk into opportunity

"Turn risk on its head and explore the opportunities offered by signals of change in the marketplace," says Granville Smith, KPMG Partner in charge of the South African KPMG’s Internal Audit Business Division. We spoke to Granville about what makes a good internal auditor and he gave some…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 23, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Newsletter: 5 key insights about CFOs in Africa | Boost for Woolworths and Foschini | Prepare for the Digital First World

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday January 22…


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Added by CFO South Africa on January 22, 2015 at 10:47 — No Comments

Editorial: outgoing ArcelorMittal CFO's SA optimism, boost for Woolworths and Foschini

“More than in the past you have to pick your battles and prioritize.” I had to think of these wise words of Matthias Wellhausen, when I heard the ArcelorMittal CFO is leaving the country to join Swiss firm Schmolz + Bickenback, a global market leader in special steel, as CFO.…

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Added by Joël Roerig on January 21, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Dumisani Dlamini, CFO National Arts Council: a sense of higher purpose

Improving the quality of governmental accounting is as high on Dumisani Dlamini's agenda as successfully executing his new job as CFO of the National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC). “I am extremely proud of my involvement as chairperson of audit committees in various municipalities. It is great to see those finance departments change for the better.”

Dlamini was active in the audit committees between 2006 and 2010, while working as Senior Finance Manager…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 20, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

5 key insights about CFOs in Africa

KPMG’s 2014 Africa CFO Survey is based on the international survey Being the best: Inside the intelligent finance function. It collates and interprets responses from 264 CFOs of medium-to-large companies with a quarter of them working for companies with revenue over $1…

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Added by Joël Roerig on January 19, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Lenore Kerrigan, Sales Director OpenText: preparing for the Digital First World

“As companies prepare for a Digital First World, the CFO will play a key role in providing the financial underpinning of this digital transformation, says Lenore Kerrigan, Sales Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at software company OpenText Corporation. “It is controversial, but in many companies CFOs are…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 16, 2015 at 13:03 — No Comments

Newsletter: 4 principles for doing business in Africa | Ask a question to CEO JSE | Register for first CFO Events 2015

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday January 15…


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Added by CFO South Africa on January 15, 2015 at 9:50 — No Comments

Get smart… join our February events and ask the JSE boss a question

Always wanted to ask Nicky Newton-King, CEO of the JSE, a question? In search of a unique, inspirational chat by an international 'lifehacker'? Keen to brush up on the latest technological innovations and inventions that CFOs should know about? 

If you have answered…

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Added by Joël Roerig on January 14, 2015 at 13:43 — No Comments

CFO of the Week: Linda Kumbemba, loveLife: being the NGO’s ‘bad guy’

“If you’re a quick-solutions type person, you tend to look like the bad guy at a non-profit organisation,” says Linda Kumbemba, CFO at loveLife, South Africa's largest HIV prevention initiative for young people. “The environment is slower-paced compared to the corporates, but you have to move and keep agile. It is also great to be part of a successful behavioral change campaign even though its results can’t be measured in the way a CFO would usually want results to be…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 13, 2015 at 13:04 — No Comments

Greg Davis, Standard Bank: 4 principles for doing business in Africa

This week's Expert Insight comes from Greg Davis, CFO Africa at the Standard Bank Group and one of the nominees for this year's CFO Awards. He shares some key principles for doing business in Africa and elaborates…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 12, 2015 at 9:08 — No Comments

5 questions with... lifehacker & CFO SA Keynote speaker Martijn Aslander

During our 2015 events, CFO South Africa will occasionally invite inspiring international speakers to deliver provoking Keynote speeches. In his own words, ‘lifehacker’ Martijn Aslander from The Netherlands will be aiming to “confuse people, make them think and make them laugh” during our next events in…

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Added by Joël Roerig on January 9, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Newsletter: CFO Hollard: Success requires vision | Nominations CFO Awards | 2015 a bumper year for CFOs

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday January 8…


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Added by CFO South Africa on January 8, 2015 at 11:35 — No Comments

Editorial: 2014 in numbers - which company's shares are worth 40 percent more?

Today is the 7th day of the New Year. From tomorrow onwards we should be looking forward only! Earlier, I already wrote that South African CFOs and FDs have never been in a stronger position to share knowledge, meet peers, learn from partners and network. And 2015 is going to be even…

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Added by Joël Roerig on January 7, 2015 at 13:02 — No Comments

CFO of the Week: Brooks Mparutsa, Hollard Insurance: success requires vision

“At the age of 16 I made the decision to become a CA and a business leader,” says Brooks Mparutsa, the eloquent Group Chief Financial Officer of Hollard Insurance. His impressive career in the public and private sector has taken him all over the world. “I am following the path I set out for myself. What many people lack is a vision for their lives and careers. I benefited a lot from staying at my audit firm for a number of years and spending years in the public sector – it is a…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 6, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

2015 a bumper year for CFOs

South African CFOs and FDs have never been in a stronger position to share knowledge, meet peers, learn from partners and network. And here’s the good news: 2015 is going to be even bigger and better!

CFO South Africa’s founding directors Alex van Groningen, Melle Eijckelhoff,…

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Added by Joël Roerig on January 5, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

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