October 2016 Articles (104)

Finance flash: the TOP-10 articles of week 43

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 October 31, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

ABSA Capital, RMB and Nedbank big winners at JSE Spire awards

ABSA Capital, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and Nedbank took home big awards at the 15th annual Spire awards, hosted by the JSE. ABSA Capital, RMB and Nedbank were crowned winners of the Best Bonds House, Best Fixed Income and Currencies House, Best FX House and Best Research House and Best Interest…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 31, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

10 reasons your boss should send you to the training "Work smarter not harder"

So you want to sign up for SA's new blockbuster training, but how do you convince your boss to approve it? Here you will find 10 reasons why your boss should send you to this training:

  1. You will save up to 20% of your working time by touching things only once, using the right tools and by focusing your attention on the most important things.
  2. The quality of your work will increase. You will learn how to use ‘second brain’ which will help you to be more accurate…
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Added by Alex van Groningen (CFO SA) on October 31, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

Fighting for survival: Post Office CEO and CFO reveal all at public sector event

What was shaping up to become one of the governments worst nightmares is now changing into one of South Africa's most hopeful turnaround stories. At the exclusive event for public sector CFOs at Sandton's Inanda Club on 10 November 2016 (15h00), South African Post Office CEO Mark Barnes and CFO Nichola…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 31, 2016 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

2016 Global Innovation 1000 Study reveals shift in R&D spend to software and services

By 2020, companies will have shifted the majority of their research and development (R&D) spend away from product-based offerings to software and service offerings, according to the 2016 Global Innovation 1000 Study from Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business. The need to stay competitive is the top reason why companies cited this shift in…

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

Kaspersky Lab: Only 50% of mobile devices are protected from cybercrime

The latest research from Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity company, shows that half of the mobile devices around the globe are at risk from cybercrime and malicious threats, due to inadequate protection. The research suggests that users are unaware of the need to protect their mobile devices with a security solution –…

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

Discovery on its way to establishing own bank

The Registrar of Banks this week gave Discovery permission to establish a banking presence in the country, so helping the entity take its first steps to starting its own bank in South Africa.

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 28, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Accept failure, says Charles Savage of award-winning Easy Equities - #findaba16

The biggest failure in business is that failure itself is not accepted and it is something to be shunned upon said Easy Equities CEO Charles…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 28, 2016 at 6:00 — No Comments

CFO South Africa is hiring an experienced media sales manager

Are you looking for a great job in an international fast growing company? You found it. A fantastic chance for an experienced media sales manager. A great challenge for a skilled professional that wants to make a real contribution to Africa and to the company: CFO South Africa PTY Ltd, your future employer.

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Added by Alex van Groningen (CFO SA) on October 27, 2016 at 22:33 — No Comments

Gold Fields to invest $1.4 billion in Ghanaian gold mine

South African gold producer Gold Fields, which has mines from Australia to South Africa to Peru, will invest $1.4 billion to extend by eight years the life of its Damang operation in Ghana. The investment, which will be paid over the eight-year period, will keep the mine in operation until…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 27, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Local currency and DFIs: an opportunity for African financing - Standard Bank at #findaba16

Standard Bank treasurer Paul Burgoyne brought together a strong panel at the Finance Indaba Africa on 13 October 2016, to discuss accessing liquidity in Africa. The speakers included CFO and VP of Olam…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 27, 2016 at 6:00 — No Comments

No fees will cost SA fiscus R250 billion over three years

Most of us are surely well aware of the recent protests around the #FeesMustFall movement, which has seen thousands of students demonstrate against fee increases and appeal for free higher education. In a recent presentation to MPs, the Parliamentary Budget Office projected that fee-free education at universities would cost South Africa…

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

CFOs weigh the cost of not knowing at CFO dinner with IBM

What is the cost of not knowing? Perhaps that is the most important question in business today.

An impressive group of CFOs, finance executives an engineer and an IT executive from some of South Africa’s leading institutions joined CFO South Africa and IBM on 25 October 2016 for the second…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 26, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

Structural reform needed to boost SA’s economy - Deloitte's Martyn Davies at #findaba16

Dr Martyn Davies explains why South Africa is struggling to regain growth levels, and what is needed to make us economically relevant again.

Speaking at the Finance Indaba Africa on 14 October 2016, Dr…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 26, 2016 at 6:00 — No Comments

White privilege and white guilt: Servest CFO Peter Walsh talks tough on transformation - #findaba16

Servest Group CFO Peter Walsh earned as many laughs as he landed “blows” in a challenging talk on transformation presented at the Finance Indaba Africa in Johannesburg on 13 October 2016. Walsh’s talk was called “Embracing transformation: Head, heart and hands”, and he kicked off by…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 25, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

People, not technology, give data meaning, says CGMA study

In a Volatile Uncertain Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world, management accountants are expected to provide better support for decision-making, performance management and ongoing ‘insight’, in the form of financial and non-financial data. According to a latest CGMA research, ‘Business analytics and decision making – The human dimension’,…

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

Public sector CFOs must adapt quickly to change, says Irene Mathatho, CFO of the Companies Tribunal

Growing up in a rural village in Mokopane, Limpopo, Irene Mathatho, current CFO of the Companies Tribunal, didn’t have a role model. But she liked to read and loved to learn. “I even found it interesting going to the bank, watching the tellers. I used to think, one day I want to be somewhere in these offices,” she recalls. Discovering she…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 25, 2016 at 6:00 — No Comments

Finance flash: the TOP-10 articles of week 42

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 October 24, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

FSB imposes R2.5 million fine on Discovery

Discovery Life has been issued with a R2.5 million administrative penalty by the Financial Services Board (FSB) for contravening section 3A of the General Code of Conduct for Financial Service Providers.



The contravention pertains to Discovery’s recruitment of several financial advisers and the…

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

Surviving In An Age of Radical Uncertainty - SAICA session with Terry Moore at #findaba16

“We have no idea where and who our competitors are anymore,” .said business expert Terry Moore in a workshop at the Finance Indaba Africa facilitated by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). In his talk, titled Surviving In An Age of…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 24, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

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