Many South African CFOs and Finance Directors struggle to manage their time properly. IT can lead to many headaches, but can also free up time for the things finance professionals really want to do: look to the future and strategize. That was the conclusion of the participants of the CFO South Africa round table on Tuesday 14 May at The Twelve Apostles Hotel in Cape Town.…Continue
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“You don’t want to know how many CFOs and banks we have helped with matchmaking,” says Eric van Marle. A networker at heart, Transparent’s Vice President likes to bring together business people who can help each other forward – something that aligns neatly with CFO South Africa’s approach. Van Marle is excited about Transparent’s presence in the South African market and he is not planning to curb his enthusiasm. “This market is very hot at the moment.…Continue
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“It is important to understand that the markets in the rest of Africa are very different from South Africa,” says Asher Bohbot, founder and CEO of the South African IT company EOH. There is a bit of hype around investing in Africa lately and Bohbot warns that expectations of returns need to be realistic. At the same time the experienced entrepreneur acknowledges the opportunities are enormous. “Africa’s growth is greater than ours in…Continue
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“What I am most proud of is that we implemented our first learnership program last year,” says Craig Thompson, Managing Director in South Africa for recruitment firm Michael Page. As a highly successful recruitment professional who helped build the Michael Page brand in South Africa, Thompson has much to boast about, but he chooses to pick a social project his company has embarked on as his highlight.…Continue
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The CFO Round Table on Thursday 16 May at the Saxon Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg turned out to be an extremely successful meeting of minds,in which CFOs from a variety of industries candidly exchanged notes on IT, automating processes and the never-ending struggle to find time to reflect on strategy.
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“These days aggressive tax planning is frowned upon,” says Kent Karro, partner and chairperson of the Cape Town based accounting and advisory firm Horwath Zeller Karro. As a highly experienced tax specialist and honorary life member of the South African Institute for Chartered Accountants (SAICA), Karro has noticed a great emphasis on ‘tax morality’ in the last few years. “In the…Continue
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Last Thursday 6 June, the CFO Community in Holland had the great honour to welcome Alan Winde - Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism - at her annual CFO Day event. During this year’s edition more than 400 CFOs of major Dutch companies discussed “The road to Excellence” during an interactive and lively program.
After a roundtable discussion about the business opportunities that exist between the Dutch and the South…Continue
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(From left to right: Zunaid Bulbulia - CFO MTN, Raisibe Morathi - CFO Nedbank, Tjaart Kruger – CFO African Dawn Capital, Ian Graham, CFO of GE Oil & Gas Africa & GE Southern Africa, Jo-Ann Pohl, CFO Standard Chartered Bank)
Dear CFO South Africa member,
Good day! Hope you had a great start to your week. Thank you for participating with us online with CFO…
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We recently interviewed Tatenda Mavasa from the 3D Group of Companies in Johannesburg. Tatenda has worked with the 3D Group since re-locating to South Africa from Zimbabwe in May 2009. He graduated from Solusi University in Zimbabwe and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) Degree.
The 3D Group is a group of companies that supply infrastructure and services to the exhibition, events and…Continue
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