July 2015 Articles (25)

Lessons from Alexander Forbes at inspiring CFO Master Class

"If you think you have a good deal, look at all the stakeholders again and craft an exceptional deal." That was one of the messages from Deon Viljoen, CFO at Alexander Forbes, at the CFO event 'Executing an effective growth strategy' at the Nedbank headquarters in…

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Added by Joël Roerig on July 31, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

FinTech Africa event: as it happened (with all the tweets!)

Disruption, the value of failure, attitude, innovation and collaboration were some of the keywords during a riveting FinTech Africa event at GIBS Business School in…

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Added by Joël Roerig on July 29, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

FinTech innovators and capital need to partner - Charles Savage, GT247.com

In South Africa entrepreneurs tend to be very poor at articulating or selling their ideas to capital, that’s according to Charles Savage, Chief Executive Officer at online trading company GT247.com. “When it comes to valuing an income statement, we can compete with the best…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 28, 2015 at 7:00 — No Comments

Grant Morgan, Dimension Data: making savings in the cloud

"We used to treat our servers like pets, giving them nicknames like Superman... Now we have entire farms of nameless “creatures”. This is automation. Cloud solutions never have IP conflicts or bring down your network and you only pay for what you use,” Grant Morgan, General Manager of…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 27, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

FinTech - MFS starts intra-African remittances revolution through mobile wallets

“Mobile wallet use is finally getting to scale across Africa," says Dare Okoudjou, Founder and CEO of Mobile Financial Services…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 24, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

"Time for FinTech Africa is now" - Q&A with FinTech guru Nicole Anderson

South Africa should be “leading the charge” in the continent and create an environment that helps innovative FinTech companies flourish and draws investors willing to take risks. Globally, hubs are sprouting up for companies that disrupt the financial sector with technology and Africa is in…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 23, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Why should a CFO bring a voice recorder to a board meeting?

CFOs sometimes do outrageous, weird or wrong things. Sometimes they do dubious things, but they have a good reason for it. I am wondering if South African Airways CFO Wolf Meyer's decision to smuggle a recording device into the boardroom qualifies as the latter?

Meyer has been one of the few…

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Added by Joël Roerig on July 22, 2015 at 9:24 — No Comments

Meet Imraan Soomra (Oceana), winner Transformation & Empowerment Award 2015

Just a few days after this year's CFO Awards, Oceana Group announced a game-changing R4.6 billion purchase of the American fish-meal and -oil specialist Daybrook Fisheries. In his interview with the panel of judges…

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Added by Joël Roerig on July 21, 2015 at 9:21 — No Comments

Amazon’s Michael Needham discusses Cloud trends in Africa

“In 1997, Amazon CEO Jeff Bizos said: ‘This is Day One for the Internet. We still have so much to learn.’” Twenty years later, he still talks about the Internet as an uncharted world, with new surprises all the time. But if we accept that it is Day One and around midday in the USA and Europe, in Africa,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 20, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

9 things CFOs should know about tax in francophone Africa

In March CFO South Africa's principal sponsor KPMG brought a team of…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 17, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Is award-winning CFO Anoj Singh Eskom's saviour?

Transnet CFO Anoj Singh will join his CEO Brian Molefe at the struggling power utility Eskom on 1 August 2015. The award-winning Finance boss will be responsible for the Finance strategy, including the R250…

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Added by Joël Roerig on July 16, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Notorious disruptor Martijn Aslander lined up for FinTech Africa event

After he shook up a number of CFO events earlier this year, the Dutchman Martijn Aslander was swiftly invited to several South African boardrooms to help the executives brainstorm about doing business in an age of disruption. This month the self-proclaimed 'lifehacker' will be descending on…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 15, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Meet Greg Davis, winner Moving into Africa Award 2015

“It isn't so frightening north of the Limpopo. There are huge opportunities and huge talent," said Greg Davis, CFO Africa for Standard Bank, when he received the Moving into Africa Award at the…

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Added by Joël Roerig on July 14, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Nkosi Kumalo, Vodacom: partnerships crucial in the cloud

Partnerships are the key to harnessing the power of cloud computing, says Nkosi Kumalo, Executive Head of Vodacom’s Cloud Computing division.

According to a recent Gardner study, up to 67% of the average Chief Information Officer’s time is spent managing IT…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 13, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Safari Distributors chooses SAP business from 4most for greater controls and enhanced efficiencies

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Empowering its business – and its users

A lack of control over daily operations and stock management, coupled with the inability to meet international reporting requirements and a lack of data integrity across the company’s accounting function, forced…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 10, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Meet Cobus Grove (Digicore), winner Governance & Compliance Award 2015

When Cobus Grove joined Digicore two years ago the company’s share price was a measly 125. After an impressive reorganisation that share price was 325 last December. The success of Grove and temporarily returned founder and CEO Nick Vlok didn’t go unnoticed.…

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

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