June 2016 Articles (65)

Are YOU the new CFO of Wits University?

Do you have what it takes to be the new chief financial officer at The University of Witwatersrand (Wits)? CFO South Africa helps companies and organisations find the right finance executive! See the full advert below.

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Adekunle Awobodu new CFO of MTN Nigeria

MTN has appointed Adekunle Awobodu (pictured) as its new MTN Nigeria (MTNN) CFO. Awobodu, the first Nigerian to occupy this position, takes over from Ferdi Moolman, who became CEO of the company in December last year.



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Incredible lineup at CFO M&A event 21 July: post-deal integration

The ink is dry. The deal is done. You have just successfully completed an M&A transaction. The question is: what now?



At our CFO event on 21 July 2016 at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel we will unpack how to go about integration or separation after a deal under the theme…

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Meet Leon Crouse (Remgro), recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the CFO Awards 2016

“I was not prepared to make a speech but thank you for the kind words and thank you for the award. I retired [from Remgro] at the end of March so it’s also for me a cherry on the cake at the end of my career,” said Leon Crouse, on receiving a Lifetime…

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SABC CFO James Aguma to act as CEO

Following the unexpected resignation of Jimi Matthews on 28 June, the SABC has appointed its CFO, Ugandan accountant and auditor James Aguma (pictured), as acting CEO.

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

Finance Indaba 2016: QuickBooks has businesses running more efficiently

"We want to show the accounting world and finance professionals is that QuickBooks as a brand and a product has the range available to satisfy the financial needs of start-ups, SMEs and growing businesses," says Nick Braxton, national sales manager of QuickBooks SA, a silver…

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Fear and uncertainty after #Brexit – Peregrine Group CFO Robert Katz

The British withdrawal from the European Union (Brexit) would very possibly have an effect on South African businesses, although some industries will be harder hit than others – and some might see opportunities. “Personally I don’t think Brexit is a good thing,” says Robert…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 28, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

SABC Acting CEO Jimi Matthews resigns

Acting CEO Jimi Matthews (pictured) has resigned from the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), calling recent changes at the broadcaster “wrong” and saying that he has compromised his values under the current leadership.



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A humble CFO is a successful CFO, says Lauren Van Zyl, Divisional CFO of Eqstra Fleet Management and Logistics

“For me, being a successful CFO is not even technical; it’s about being humble. The role can go to your head and that creates drama,” says Lauren Van Zyl, Divisional CFO of Eqstra Fleet Management and Logistics. “Being humble makes you approachable,…

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

Finance flash: the TOP-10 articles of week 25

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 June 27, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Naspers sees significant profit increase

Naspers has reported in its recently release full-year results that its core headline earnings were up 21% to $1.2 billion. The company said that it regards core headline earnings as its best indicator of sustainable earnings. Interestingly, some 77% of its revenues were generated outside South…

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Creativity needed for big data to drive revenue, says risk actuary Stefan Swanepoel

“Taking advantage of opportunities requires more creative thinking than simple analysis of data,” says risk actuary Stefan Swanepoel, the principal consultant for Directrix Risk Services, an actuarial and corporate risk management consultancy specialising in…

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King IV recognises the importance of tax governance

It is becoming increasingly common for shareholders, employees, customers and members of the public to want to know that an entity’s tax affairs are compliant and that they meet a standard which is beyond reproach. As such, boards of companies are having to think harder about…

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

Vodafone recalls Safaricom CFO John Tombleson from Kenya

John Tombleson (pictured), Kenyan operator Safaricom's CFO, is due to exit the company after a five-year stint.

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

CIMA and AICPA to form new association

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), will be joining forces to create a new association which will represent the breadth of the accounting profession and 600,000 current and next-generation professionals.…

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

Financial inclusion and money-making: FinTech Africa event massive success

How can FinTech companies help millions of Africans get access to financial services? And what should FinTech entrepreneurs do to build viable, money-making businesses out of this? Those were some of the key questions during a spectacular FinTech Africa event at 23 June 2016, hosted at the beautiful…

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Vote NOW for the African FinTech Awards 2016

What is your favourite FinTech company? Head to www.fintech-africa.com and cast your vote for the African FinTech Awards 2016! Help Africa prosper and support the development of new and innovative financial services…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 23, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

Zaf Mahomed, McDonald’s: Demand more - real leaders are listening

CFO South Africa MD Graham Fehrsen was recently invited to sit in on a monthly meeting of the senior finance leaders from one of South Africa’s largest financial services providers. In this monthly meeting, arranged by the CFO, the senior team gets insight from an expert or leader from outside the…

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

CFOs discuss effective workforce health strategies to drive the bottom line

“It is important to understand that the wellness component and the health component are not the same thing and it’s not just a tick the box exercise,” said Jo Pohl, chief financial…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 23, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

Meet Christine Ramon (AngloGold Ashanti), winner of the Finance & Technology Award at the CFO Awards 2016

“Just being recognised as CFOs is great, along with the fact that we are making an impact in the business community. I would like to thank CFO South Africa and the sponsors for this event," said Christine Ramon, CFO of AngloGold Ashanti, on receiving this…

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

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