October 2015 Articles (55)

Everything FinTech start-ups need to know about the Barclays Techstars accelerator

Regardless of whether you're on the tech side or the finance side; cyber security or wealth management; pay attention, because Barclays Africa is on a mission to take start-ups up a notch, and they've launched a brand-spanking-new partnership to do just that.

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

SAP Business One - Improving total cost of ownership efficiencies

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Eickhoff South Africa implements SAP Business One, from 4most, for greater control over stock management and job costing, together with improved customer service

The need for optimal internal processes, in order to remain…

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

PetroSA selling off equity in its offshore blocks

PetroSA, the country's cash-strapped national oil and gas company, has announced it is intending to sell as much as 49% equity stakes in 10 of its offshore blocks.

Stakes for sale include between 10% and 20% of the entity's current equity holding of 40% in Block 1 on the West Coast. An…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 29, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Newsletter: Clean books and clean streets: Suren Maharaj at Pikitup | Cliff Baty new Man United CFO | China invests big in Africa

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday 29 October…


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Added by CFO South Africa on October 29, 2015 at 11:17 — No Comments

Cliff Baty new Man United CFO

Manchester United, one of the world's most popular and successful sports teams, recently announced that it has appointed Cliff Baty as its new CFO.

Ed Woodward, Executive Vice Chairman, is pleased to welcome Baty to the Club. Woodward…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 28, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Call for speakers now open - Finance Indaba 2016

In 2014 CFO South Africa piloted the CFO Awards, this year we launched a massive partnership with KPMG and next year is going to see the Sandton Convention Centre's doors open for the first ever Finance Indaba. "The difference between success and failure is often determined by the…

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Added by Joël Roerig on October 28, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Mxit shuts up shop

Mxit, a local social network and, in fact, the first social platform to introduce South Africans to instant messaging, shocked many when it announced recently that it is shutting down its commercial operations and donating its intellectual property and technology assets (in their entirety) to independent…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 27, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Clean books and clean streets: Suren Maharaj at Pikitup

Inheriting the wonky books of a government-owned company known for its shoddy service delivery and corruption sagas involving many staff members including the senior management is not everyone’s cup of tea, but the Durban-born CA Suren Maharaj was clearly up to the task. He managed to…

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

China invests big in Africa

Leading up to its imminent forum on China-Africa cooperation, China has pledged a whopping R660 billion ($50 billion), earmarked for various industrialisation projects in South Africa and Africa.

According to South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 26, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Economic cloud has silver lining, says PwC’s Maija de Rijk-Uys

“Local is not so lekker at the moment." Maija de Rijk-Uys, who is responsible for the setup and roll-out of the PwC Accelerator Programme in SA, began her presentation at the Knife Capital Exit Conference at the Sandton Convention Centre on 21 August on a sour note. "There is negative…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 26, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Launch of new African Bank, Good Bank, delayed

Following the failed acquisition of insurance company, Stangen (owned by African Bank’s former parent, African Bank Investments Limited), the launch of African Bank Good Bank, originally set for February next year, has been delayed to April.

The plan was simple, in…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 25, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Armscor receives clean audit for 2014/2015 financial year

Armscor, an agency of the Department of Defence and Military Veterans which also undertakes research and development and disposes of surplus…

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

Asking the right questions – CFOs discuss big data

Working with big data can enable CFOs and their companies to innovate, interrogate and turn the finance department in a profit centre, rather than an expense. This only starts to yield results, though, when business intelligence allows finance bosses to “answer sufficiently interesting…

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Added by Joël Roerig on October 23, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Adapt IT buys CQS Technology Holdings for R217 million

For some R217 million, listed technology firm, Adapt IT has bought CQS Technology Holdings – a company which provides audit, financial and risk management software services solutions to over 4,000 customers in 30 countries.

According to Adapt IT CEO,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 22, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Goodwell invests in FinTech startup, Nomanini

South African-based enterprise payments platform provider, Nomanini, has raised an undisclosed round of funding from impact investment firm, Goodwell Investments.

Nomanini CEO, Vahid Monadjem (pictured), is reportedly very pleased about the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 21, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Think globally & grow up - successful FinTech event in Cape Town

South African FinTech companies need to adopt an attitude of abundance, learn to “think globally” and then…

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Added by Joël Roerig on October 21, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

47.41% Stake in Capricorn Fund Managers bought by Anchor Group

It was recently announced that JSE-listed Anchor Group (a wealth and asset management company) will be acquiring a 47.41% share in Capricorn Fund Managers (a leading global emerging markets hedge fund business). The price is set at R348.4 million cash,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 20, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

From scenario planning to integrity, a chat with McDonald's SA CFO Zaf Mahomed

“To me business is about integrity, honesty and authenticity," says Zaf Mahomed, chief financial officer at McDonald's South Africa. “What I like about being a…

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

New JSE listing: Stor-Age

As more funds continue to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), so Stor-Age (a 10-year-old company which offers self-storage facilities to individuals and small businesses) plans to follow suit.

In November this year, Stor-Age will join the more than…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 19, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

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