March 2016 Articles (64)

Meet CFO Awards 2016 nominee Robert Katz, CFO of Peregrine

Robert Katz | Chief Financial Officer | Peregrine

Robert Katz - current CFO of Peregrine - qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989. Before joining Peregrine in 2010, Katz…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 31, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Retirement for celebrated Remgro CFO Leon Crouse, founding CFO of Vodacom

One of South Africa's most impressive CFOs, Remgro's finance boss Leon Crouse, is retiring today, on 31 March 2016. As founder member of the management team of…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 31, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Newsletter: Finance vs internal auditors - time to end the bloody wary

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday 31 March…


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Added by CFO South Africa on March 31, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Capitec announces 26% increase in profit

Capitec Bank, which offers consumer banking services and provides loans not backed by assets to low-income earners, recently announced that profit in the year through February increased by 26%.

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

To SPAC or not to SPAC? An interview with #FinTech financier Greg Voigt

"The traditional PE model is stale and battling with an ever increasing amount of regulations and complexity," says Greg Voigt, chief investment officer at special purpose acquisition company M-FiTEC that listed on the JSE’s AltX board at the end of last year. We spoke to him about the advantages of a…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 30, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Japanese investment bank Nomura opens SA office

Nomura, a Japanese investment bank, has announced that it will be setting up a permanent branch in Cape Town, South Africa, with the new offices scheduled to open on 4 April. Nomura has also appointed Jan Newman and Ben Lowther, previously of…

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

Financial services sector to spend R122bn on BEE

The financial services sector has committed to spending some R122 billion over a period of five years on various forms of black economic empowerment (BEE). The 2012 financial sector codes committed banks to R80 billion in empowerment financing over the five years to 2017, and long-term insurers to R42…

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

Finance vs. internal auditors: time to stop the bloody war

“Here come the auditors” is a rally cry that is often heard in organisations. Being in Internal Audit for twenty-five years I have found that there has always been a distinct sense of rivalry and antagonism between the finance department and Internal Audit. Very much like the Blues and the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 28, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Investec Plc expecting largely unchanged profit

Investec Plc has said that, currency translations excluded, it expects to report a "solid increase" in operating profit in the 12 months to end March. It added that impairments are expected to be around 20% lower than the previous year.…

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

Fort Hare SA’s top achiever in accounting board exams

The University of Fort Hare’s (UFH) accounting department outperformed all other South African universities to score the highest pass rate in the recent South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) board exam.

  • Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu is the keynote…
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Added by CFO South Africa on March 26, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Meet CFO Awards 2016 nominee Johan Geel, Group Financial Director of AFGRI Limited

Johan Geel | Group Financial Director | AFGRI Limited

Johan Geel - current Group Financial Director of AFGRI - has been in this position since October 2012. Mr. Geel joined the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 25, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

CFO Case Study Competition sees record number of entries

The CFO Case Study Competition, for which entries close on 31 March, has gained incredible momentum in recent weeks and has received a record number of entries. As of 22 March, 1120 entries (some 280 teams) had been received from 39 universities across 15 countries and two continents. Of these,…

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

Quietly confident about deals in 2016, says KPMG's M&A guru John Geel

KPMG’s M&A guru John Geel says he is “quietly confident” that 2016 is going to be a good year for mergers and acquisitions in South Africa. In an exclusive interview with CFO South Africa he reveals that he expects the number of deals to be “at least equal to last…

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

Meet CFO Awards 2016 nominee Grant Karolus, CFO of Bowman Gilfillan

Grant Karolus | Chief Financial Officer | Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group

Grant Karolus - current CFO of Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group - qualified as a Chartered Accountant in…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 24, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

SA to retain preferential access under Agoa

Having met various benchmarks set by President Barack Obama to allow the import and sales of US meat products, SA will keep preferential access for its farming goods to the world’s biggest market.

President Obama said:

"I have determined that suspending the application of…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 24, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Bonitas and Liberty discuss merger

Two of South Africa’s largest medical schemes‚ Bonitas Medical Fund and Liberty Medical Scheme (LMS)‚ have announced they are in discussions to merge.

Andrew Edwards (pictured)‚ executive principal officer for…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 23, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

"Keep doing what your're doing & you'll fail" - Keith Coats

"As you look to the future, the surest way to fail in tomorrow's world is to continue doing what you're doing today." So says Keith Coats, founding partner of TomorrowToday Global, an international consultancy that focuses on the future of leadership, global trends, strategy,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 23, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Gold Fields issues more shares; falls

After raising R2.3 billion from shareholders to pay down debt, Gold Fields fell the most in a month, stock declining 10%, after the company sold 38.9 million new shares at R59.50 each - a 6% discount to the 30-day average.…

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

The crucial role of the risk register: a chat with Aveng Infraset's FD Thobeka Ntshiza

Thobeka Ntshiza, Financial Director of Aveng Infraset and a finalist in the 2015 SAICA Top 35-Under-35, is a regular at CFO South Africa events and believes that peer-to-peer learning is a non-negotiable. "You actually cannot afford not to…

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

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