January 2016 Articles (43)

Sub-Saharan Africa seen as promising consumer market, says Agility survey

The recently released 'Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2016' offers interesting insight into worldwide markets. It also pegs consumer spending by a fast-growing middle class as important a growth driver for Africa as mineral and resource demand.



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Added by CFO South Africa on January 29, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Lamelle research laboraties takes the next step with SAP Business One from 4Most

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Leading biotechnology research company to implement SAP Business One, from 4most, for stricter controls, increased data integrity and greater customer confidence

A proudly South African biotechnology research company, Lamelle Research Laboratories specialises in the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 29, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Ratings outlook for Africa 2016

According to Fitch Ratings, lower commodity prices this year, along with a stronger US dollar, could exert downward pressure on credit ratings in emerging markets, including the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 28, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Judges 2016 CFO Awards swap notes during exclusive dinner

The mood was warm and jovial during an exclusive dinner for the panel of judges of the 2016 CFO Awardsand winners of last year's awards, hosted by CFO South Africa at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosebank on 27 January 2016. The gathering allowed…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 28, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Newsletter: Major business risks identified | CFO South Africa sponsors DealMakers Award

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday 28 January…


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Added by Jurriën Morsch on January 28, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Major business risks identified - Allianz Risk Barometer

According to the 2016 Allianz Risk Barometer, which surveyed over 800 risk managers and insurance experts from more than 40 countries, the top three leading risks for businesses in Africa and the Middle East are macroeconomic developments (44%), market developments (44%) and changes in legislation and regulation (32%).

More than a third of surveyed responses (34%) cited market developments such as intensified competition or market volatility/stagnation as one of the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 27, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

CFO South Africa sponsors DealMakers Award

CFO South Africa will be the sponsor of the Reporting Accountants category during the 15th DealMakers Annual Gala Awards Banquet on 16 February 2016 at The Ballroom of the Sandton Convention Centre. Regarded as the Oscars of the South African M&A world, the awards…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 27, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Dean Thompson appointed CEO of EnviroServ

Dean Thompson has been appointed group CEO of waste management company, EnviroServ. Thompson takes over from Des Gordon, who served as the company's CEO for 18 years, resigning at the end of 2015 for personal reasons.

The company believes Thompson's background makes him an exceptional fit…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 26, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Bikash Prasad, Africa CFO Olam International: Africa can feed the world

A conversation with Bikash Prasad always includes exclamations like “I am passionate about Africa” and “we are very bullish about the continent”.  The finance wizard, nominated for the 2015…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 26, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

African Bank Good Bank re-launch on track

Monday 4 April 2016 has been designated the official launch date of African Bank Good Bank. The institution was granted its banking license in December 2015, on the condition that it diversified. This diversification will take the form of new customers, products and…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 25, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

CFO South Africa partners with Thomson Reuters

CFO South Africa announced that Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, will be among the key sponsors of the CFO South Africa events and CFO Awards in 2016.

Press note, South Africa 25 January…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 25, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

JSE opens Cape Town office

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has decided to open an office in Cape Town - a city which is becoming an increasingly important hub in the country's financial services industry.

Donna Oosthuyse, director of Capital Markets at the JSE, said:

"Cape Town…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 22, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Jason Kazilimani, CEO KPMG Zambia: power and agri biggest opportunities

“CFOs that don’t read and don’t network, won’t grow,” says Jason Kazilimani, senior partner and chief executive officer at KPMG Zambia. According to the senior partner there are two types of CFOs in the country: modern, world-class finance executives with international…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 22, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Junior Ngulube appointed CEO of new Sanlam Corporate division

Insurance group Sanlam recently launched a new division called Sanlam Corporate, which will offer its corporate clients a comprehensive employee benefits solution, including life, health and general insurance, financial planning and advice, among other things. The division will…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 21, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

Newsletter: Tough year ahead for SA, says CEO KPMG | Spectacular line-up speakers Finance Indaba Africa 2016

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday 21 January…


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Added by CFO South Africa on January 21, 2016 at 7:00 — No Comments

Tough year ahead for SA, says KPMG CEO Trevor Hoole

With economic growth of just 1.5% expected for 2015, it is almost certain that South Africa will only narrowly escape a technical recession, say experts. With a marginal rise in GDP growth (to 1.7%) predicted for 2016, many are concerned about the continued regressive growth in the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 20, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Spectacular line-up of speakers at Finance Indaba Africa 2016

If you are a finance professional and you are wondering if there are any dates in your calendar that you should keep open, wonder no longer. The Finance Indaba Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre - on 13 and 14 October 2016 - will be the pivotal gathering for number crunchers, money wizards and finance leaders. Those dates might be far away still, but behind…

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Added by Joël Roerig on January 20, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Old Mutual's PE unit makes multiple new investments

The private equity (PE) unit of Old Mutual has bought a stake in In2Food, a local producer of ready-made meals and snacks and which makes private-label products for various supermarket chains.

According to Jacci Myburgh…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 19, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Paul Marten, CFO Microsoft SA: talking products within finance

“As a finance team we can bring our own products into the conversation with our business partners and our customers, by talking about how we do things at Microsoft.” Discussions about finance transformation and the evolution of the CFO can sometimes sound theoretical…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 19, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

AB InBev lists on JSE

AB InBev, leading global brewer and one of the world’s top five consumer products companies, became the first company to list on the JSE in 2016.

Donna Oosthuyse, JSE Director of the JSE Capital Markets, said:

“AB InBev’s…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 18, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

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