February 2017 Articles (84)

Former Tesla CFO Deepak Ahuja rejoins as CFO

Tesla CFO Jason Wheeler has announced that he is leaving the electric vehicle manufacturer, a company started by South African-born entrepreneur Elon Musk. Wheeler will be replaced by Tesla’s former CFO, Deepak Ahuja (pictured).

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 28, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Mauritius is an ideal FinTech location – Inter Pay Tech's Mark O' Sullivan

Mauritius-based payment solutions provider Inter Payments Tech will be one of the FinTechs pitching at the FinTech Africa Future of Payments event in Sandton, Johannesburg, on 14 March. Topics of discussion relevant to the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 28, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

A balancing act: Shafeeq Abrahams, CFO of the NHBRC

As CFO for the National Homebuilders Registration Council (NHBRC), Shafeeq Abrahams has to juggle a lot of balls, and appease various stakeholders. Complicating matters, he says, is the fact that the entity has a…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 28, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Kevin Johnson new VP for Colfax Corporation

Kevin Johnson (pictured), who was nominated for a CFO Award in 2014, is the new Vice President of Colfax Corporation. Kevin took on the role earlier this year, leaving Marinella Vigouroux in charge of finance at Howden Africa.…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 27, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

Finance flash: the TOP-10 articles of week 8, 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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Added by CFO South Africa on February 27, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

ACCA picks up online learning award

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants' (ACCA) innovative online learning platform was last night awarded Study Resource of the Year by PQ Magazine at a ceremony held in London. The ACCA is a partner of Finance Indaba Africa 2017.

ACCA-X was…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 27, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Insider’s guide to integrating acquired teams

A well-drilled team, acting in disciplined harmony and each performing their individual tasks within the greater strategy, will outperform any grouping of individuals. Here are three crucial factors to integrate acquired teams successfully.

By Robbie Taylor, M&A expert and…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 27, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Mind the ransomware disguised as spam

Last year, a huge amount of malicious spam was recorded. Of this, some 20% distributed ransomware Trojans – nasty little viruses which infect your computer and essentially hold it hostage until you pay a “ransom” to have everything released. According to Kaspersky, the most popular were mass spam mailings sent out to infect user…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 26, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

SAMAR allows for control of title and ownership of all moveable assets

The Southern African Movable Asset Register (SAMAR) has announced that manufacturers, importers, builders, banks, insurers and the general public will now be able to control title and ownership of all moveable assets.

Kyle Dutton (pictured), Project Manager at SAMAR, said:

“SAMAR’s use by the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 25, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

CFO Awards nominees in the spotlight as interviews get underway

The CFO Awards 2017 interview process is well underway, with close to half the nominees already having shared their views on a range of questions pertaining to strategy, compliance, leadership, transformation and governance, with the CFO editorial team and members of the judging panel. Thomson Reuters MD for Africa,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 24, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

4 massive accounting blunders

Accountants often don’t get the credit they deserve within their organisations and it is only when things go wrong that they become the focus of attention. Like a good interviewer or referee, they tend to fade into the background when things are running smoothly, but there is hell to pay when an accounting error comes to…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 24, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

FinTech roadshow on the way

Accelerator Sw7, in partnership with the law firm Webber Wentzel, is set to launch its FinTech Innovation Africa roadshow in Cape Town and Johannesburg next week. FinTech specialists will be making presentations at various events at the Webber Wentzel offices in Cape Town and…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 24, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Bruce Burrows joins Lekoil as finance head

Lekoil, a West Africa-focussed oil and gas explorer, has appointed Bruce Burrows as CFO, effective 27 February.

Samuel Adegboyega (pictured), company chairman, says Lekoil is “delighted” to welcome Bruce into the fold.

He said:

“His experience working in Nigeria, his knowledge of the investment…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 23, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Dealmaking is about people – McDonald's SA CFO Zafar Mahomed

“Successful dealmaking is about people. Don’t rely on spreadsheets – get out there and understand the personal dynamics. I think 80 percent of it is about process flow, stakeholder management and people,” said McDonald’s SA CFO Zafar Mahomed in a CFO masterclass entitled Survival of the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 23, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Barbarians at the Gate: WATCH public speaker Vusi Thembekwayo at #findaba16

Venture capitalist, entrepreneur and public speaker extraordinaire Vusi Thembekwayo has earned plaudits (including from the likes of Nelson Mandela) and enthralled audiences all over the world with his lessons from the public speaking pulpit, which began when he was a teenager. He did not disappoint…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 23, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

ZAR X completes first trade in less than 10 seconds

ZAR X debuted on Monday this week, settling its first trade, a buy order for 100 shares in agricultural group Senwes at R10.50 a share, in just under ten seconds. This included it being matched, settled and cleared, said company CEO, Etienne Nel (pictured).

In 2016, the JSE implemented a four-day settlement cycle…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 22, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

Cybersecurity in the spotlight in first CFO Summit for 2017

“If traditional information security is about building a broad defence against attack, cybersecurity is really an attacker-centric approach. It's the knowledge of your attacker that drives your cyberinitiatives,” said Sean Howell (pictured), MD of Redshift Cyber Security, during this morning’s CFO masterclass on The Art…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 22, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Anglo American cuts debt, looks to resume dividends

Global mining behemoth Anglo American announced that it has slashed its net debt by 34% during 2016, exceeding expectations amid an uptick in metals prices in an interim results presentation in London on Tuesday.

After ditching dividends in the face of falling commodity prices in 2015,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 22, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Oceana's Imraan Soomra nominated for CFO Awards

CFO of Oceana Group Imraan Soomra has been nominated for the 2017 CFO Awards. Soomra won the Transformation & Empowerment Award at the CFO Awards 2015. The annual 'Oscars for South African CFOs', to be held on 11 May, recognise CFOs of listed companies, large corporations,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 22, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

How to train and retain: CHRO SA meets BAT SA Head of Talent Candice Watson

Candice Watson, Southern Africa Area Head of Talent at British American Tobacco (BAT), has garnered a lot of experience as an executive-level human resources professional in a short space of time. Since September 2014, she has been the HR partner at Lenovo, HR director for Sub-Saharan…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 21, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments

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