June 2015 Articles (27)

2 questions for FinTech companies, a chat to RMI's Dominique Collett

"When FinTech companies come in to see us, we typically ask two basic questions. Firstly do they have a unique product offering, secondly do they have the ability to execute on the strategy.” That’s how Dominique Collett, Rand Merchant Insurance’s senior executive decides on whether or not…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 30, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Kevin Attard, Oracle: talk about digital transformation, not about cloud

“CFOs are expanding across the whole business,” according to Kevin Attard, Country Leader South Africa for multinational computer technology corporation Oracle. After an impressive career in his home country Malta, Austria and the United Kingdom, Attard has recently arrived in South Africa…

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Added by Joël Roerig on June 29, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

CFO event: the pillars of the CFO as Business Partner

CFO Deon Viljoen of Alexander Forbes summarised Thursday’s CFO event at KPMG’s Wanooka Place as “really stimulating and brilliant discussion”, a telling qualification by the man who was elected…

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Added by Joël Roerig on June 26, 2015 at 7:30 — No Comments

Vusi Thembekwayo hosting Thursday's CFO event

Investment mogul and motivational speaker Vusi Thembekwayo will be hosting our CFO as Business Partner event tomorrow at KPMG Wanooka Place in Johannesburg. As MC Vusi made an enormous success of last month's CFO…

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Added by Joël Roerig on June 24, 2015 at 12:26 — No Comments

GIBS Business School to host FinTech event 28 July

The second FinTech Africa event will be hosted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in Illovo on 28 July 2015. During the event 100 insiders, experts, startups and investors will…

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Added by Joël Roerig on June 24, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

FinTech - Nomanini CEO Vahid Monadjem chats about its prepaid vending machine

Financial technology companies are all about disruption, but it’s very rare to find a company that can make a payment solution specifically targeted for the informal market. Nomanini is a small FinTech company whose product is specifically designed for “the rigours of the informal market, where electricity is not always available” says Chief Executive Officer Vahid Monadjem.

As a small start-up with 15 employees and an end of year target of…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 23, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Aarti Takoordeen, CFO JSE: Role of the CFO in Africa

The role of Chief Financial Officer has never been more complex than it is today.  This is due to the fact that the CFO’s operating environment is typified by managing stringent regulation, and managing increasing shareholder scrutiny and economic uncertainty.

By Aarti Takoordeen, CFO at the JSE Limited

  • This article originally appeared as a Word from the JSE in the first ever CFO Magazine, launched in May 2015.…
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Added by CFO South Africa on June 23, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Event alert: learn from Sasol's CFO and the JSE's CEO

Sasol's new CFO Bongani Nqwababa and CEO Nicky Newton-King of the JSE Limited are the biggest draw cards at CFO South Africa's event on Thursday 25 June 2015. Together with Mark Wainer, Executive Chairman at Redefine Properties, they…

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Added by Joël Roerig on June 22, 2015 at 10:21 — No Comments

Seacom's Suveer Ramdhani: why SA's internet is not as fast as it could be

That was the message of Suveer Ramdhani, Chief Development Officer at internet and undersea cable firm Seacom, for the 500 delegates at the inaugural Mybroadband Cloud and Hosting Conference at Gallagher Estate in Midrand on 9 June.



Ramdhani said that just under 5% of the company’s 80 000km undersea cable’s bandwidth is currently used, because the rest is not being made available to end users. Ramdhani maintained that the cable could be “lit up”…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 19, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Editorial: celebrating Youth Day the CFO way

Yesterday's Youth Day was a massive moment to reflect, not only for the country, but also for CFOs. First of all, the day remains a reminder where we come from - and how far South Africa still has to go. The Soweto Uprising against Afrikaans as school language - and by extension against the…

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Added by Joël Roerig on June 17, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Accenture CFO Dinner: CFOs test their thinking and share insights

Last Thursday a selected group of South African CFOs had the privilege of having dinner with David Axson, Accenture's global top expert for everything CFO. CFO South Africa's manager Graham Fehrsen moderated the exclusive evening discussion at the beautiful Saxon Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg.…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 16, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Free trade revolution, an Expert Insight by Venter Labuschagne

The establishment of a free trade area in 26 African countries is going to be a revolutionary development for the continent. In…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 15, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Dining with Accenture’s global CFO expert David Axson

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 12, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Allianz (AGCS) and CFO South Africa discover mutual passion

Last week CFO South Africa manager Graham Fehrsen met with Delphine Maïdou, CEO Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Africa. Delphine is a great supporter of CFO South Africa and we ran two great interviews with her in the past about…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 12, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Jan Hnizdo, CFO Teraco: Outsource your data centre

Why trust service providers with your sensitive data? During the kick off of  the MyBroadband Cloud & Hosting Conference at Gallagher Estate on 9 June 2015 this question was tackled head on by Jan Hnizdo, Chief Financial Officer of Teraco Data Environments, the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 10, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

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