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Don’t be afraid of iXBRL, says Ince’s Linda Buchler

iXBRL is a scary word right now, Linda Buchler, regional managing director at Ince, said at last week’s Finance Indaba Africa 2017, held at the Sandton Convention Centre. She went on to unpack what iXBRL means.

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 22, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Managers, take bullets for your teams

Building a culture of trust is an integral part of team building and ensuring that you have a thriving work environment, conference attendees were told during a discussion at last week’s Finance Indaba Africa 2017, held at the Sandton Convention Centre, between the financial director of Curro Holdings, Bernardt van der Linde, and Sasfin Bank Limited…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 22, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Wilfred Ngubane: SMEs are our silent warriors

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are part of a very competitive universe and if they can’t survive in that universe, they risk withering away, said Wilfred Ngubane, CEO of Ngubane & Co, speaking last week at Finance Indaba Africa 2017, held at the Sandton Convention Centre.

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 21, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Show confidence, be brave, advise top CFOs at #findaba17

“When you work in a multinational you’re up against some seriously smart people,” said Zaf Mohamed, CFO for McDonald’s South Africa, speaking as part of a panel at last week’s Finance Indaba Africa 2017. Expectations are much higher in terms of accuracy and deadlines with the spotlight…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 21, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

I am Jack Frost’s Paul Steenkamp: We are all inherently creative

“Who killed our creativity?” asked founder and CEO of I am Jack Frost, Paul Steenkamp, during Finance Indaba Africa 2017, held last week at the Sandton Convention Centre.

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 20, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Service and integrity first, say public sector CFOs

Navigating your way to success in the public sector is a matter of hard work, strategic thinking, a duty to serve, and – hopefully – uncompromising integrity, according to Ramasela Ganda and Rajesh Mahabeer. The two were sharing the stage as part of a panel discussion at the second annual Finance Indaba…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 20, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Take care of your people, says Vodacom’s Matimba Mbungela

"Sometimes I think we overemphasize the success of a business in relation to the numbers and the commercial propositions, instead of the person behind,” said Vodacom CHRO Matimba Mbungela, speaking last week at Finance Indaba Africa 2017, in a session about what CHROs wish accounts knew.

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 19, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Africa is perfectly positioned for digitisation: Kerushan Govender at #findaba17

The First World must destroy heavy machinery in order to make room for new technological developments, but because Africa was never highly developed, digitisation can happen faster, Kerushan Govender of Blacfox told technology enthusiasts last week at Finance Indaba Africa 2017, held at the Sandton…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 19, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

6 greatest pitches of the African FinTech Awards 2017

The African FinTech Awards 2017 ended in a historic tie between ThisIsMe and reigning champion EasyEquities for the title of overall winner, but there were many fascinating pitches during an intense two days at the Finance Indaba Africa at the Sandton…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 18, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Is robotic automation a given, asks Blackline’s Josh May?

Robotic process automation will not replace accountants. In fact, automation can only make life easier, believes Josh May, senior solutions consultant and product manager at Blackline, who spoke last week at Finance Indaba Africa 2017, held at the Sandton Convention Centre.

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 18, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

The tech-savvy CFO holds the power

It is vitally important for today’s CFO to be tech-savvy, though they should resist the urge to purchase technology for technology’s sake and instead respond to the needs of the business. This was the advice of Christine Ramon, CFO of AngloGold Ashanti, and Wayne Koonin, CFO of Omnia…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 18, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

To do an MBA or not to do an MBA? Monash's Corne Meintjies weighs it up

If you compare entrepreneurship with what a traditional MBA entails, you tend to find a little bit of a contradiction, said Dr Corne Meintjies, MBA Programme Coordinator and Senior Lecturer at Monash South Africa, speaking last week at Finance Indaba Africa 2017.

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 17, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Accounting with integrity, Dr Sarah Bux at #findaba17

With stories of corruption and mismanagement rife in South Africa, there is one thing that will keep us afloat in extraordinary times. “Technology is one of the biggest drivers of change,” said Dr Sarah Bux, associate director for South Africa – management accounting at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), speaking…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 17, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

“Join us in transforming Africa” – Kalon Venture Partners at the African FinTech Awards

This is the most transformative era in history and Section 12J venture capital company Kalon Venture Partners, formerly known as Grotech, is expecting to be at the forefront of change in Africa, said CEO Clive Butkow in an informative session at the African FinTech…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 16, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Act like a human, think like a brand - Musa Kalenga impresses at #findaba17

Technology should be enslaved to humanity – and not the other way around. Here’s how to make sure that happens.

Speaking at the Finance Indaba Africa 2017 on 13 October, Musa Kalenga, the co-founder and CEO at Bridge Labs, spoke about the intersection between…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 16, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Finance and the entrepreneurial spirit: insights from top CFOs at #findaba17

What happens when the discipline of finance thinking and the creativity of entrepreneurs collide? MyBucks CFO Ryan McDougall and Evan Tsatsarolakis, FD of Taste Holdings shed some insight into their experiences of start-up culture and working closely with entrepreneurial CEOs in a panel discussion…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 16, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Unified cloud computing can boost collaboration, says Oracle

In an age where cloud computing is fast becoming the standard approach to data management, many companies still work in silos, each division having their own ERP system or cloud platform to work from. This presents a risk as it can lead to having duplicated data, which is not only inefficient but can lead to bad decision-making, advised Sarah…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 13, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

SBU: mentoring small businesses is crucial for growth

An initiative that was started to develop entrepreneurs, Shanduka Black Umbrellas (SBU), through its incubator programme, is at the forefront of mentoring black small business owners. Shanduka CFO Nyasha Dzumbunu, speaking on 13 October 2017 at the Finance Indaba Africa, told small business hopefuls that the idea behind the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 13, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

To get into the C-Suite, be bold, informed and deliberate, say top CFOs

The road to the C-Suite might not be a straight line or predictable, but for both Illovo Sugar CFO Mohammed Abdool-Samad and Barloworld Equipment Rental CFO Ramasela Ganda, it was a path walked with clear intention. This pair of top CFOs shared their experiences of career…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 13, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Martijn Aslander shares his guerilla tactics for being your best self

Thought leader and public speaker Martijn Aslander believes that to learn smarter and faster you must think outside of the box. How far outside the box is really up to you, he told the eager crowd on 13 October, during the 2017 Finance Indaba Africa.

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