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CFO Brad Wentzel has found a new SPARK

In May, Brad Wentzel became the new CFO of SPARK Schools, a network of private schools offering affordable, globally competitive education.

CFO Day: truth is vital to any company’s story

Transparency and truth are vital ingredients for any company’s success, both internally and externally – and needs to extend all the way to board level, delegates at CFO Day heard.

Why social impact is a critical issue for CFOs

With South Africa among the bottom 20 percent of countries when it comes to social impact effectiveness, Kearney experts unpack how CFOs can align purpose with profit to improve the “S” in their ESG impact.

Yusuf Bodiat steps down as FEM CFO

FEM CFO Yusuf Bodiat has resigned and will step down later this year, when he takes up a new opportunity at another insurer.

IDU to showcase at Finance Indaba

The automation software company joins the line-up of partners for this year’s Finance Indaba, taking place on 10 October.

TFG appoints Ralph Buddle as new CFO

Ralph Buddle will take over as TFG’s new CFO starting 1 April, seeing acting FD Anthony Thunström resume his CEO role full-time.

FD Tinyiko Sihlangu is a big-picture thinker

Tinyiko Sihlangu has always been interested in understanding the entire workings of an organisation, not just the finances, and reveals how this helps her to add greater strategic value as the FD of Royal Bafokeng Holdings.

CFOs should be Road Runners, not a Wile E. Coyote, says Ray de Villiers

Future of work guru Ray de Villiers says that, as the role of finance teams changes due to generative AI taking over their number-crunching responsibilities, it’s up to CFOs to make sure their people understand what the new future will look like, and the power they have to impact it.

CFO Daniel Botha is investing in his people

When it comes to being CFO of BDO South Africa, Daniel Botha not only tries to build a finance team fit for the future of the business, but for the future of the country as well.

Cell C appoints El Kope as CFO

El Kope, who has been acting CFO since August 2023, has been appointed as Cell C’s new CFO and executive FD.

CFOs are reshaping the finance talent landscape of the future

Some of South Africa’s leading finance executives will gather on 14 March in Cape Town to discuss the future of their finance teams, and will reveal the skills they are looking for most, to address changing business requirements.

CA Shakira Naidoo gives without expecting in return

Shakira Naidoo, a CA(SA) with almost 10 years’ experience in providing professional services, follows the Hindu practice of seva, a philosophy of giving without expecting anything in return.

CFOs are ready to change the tide in 2024

South Africa’s top finance executives will gather on 22 February in Johannesburg to discuss the future of the country, and reveal the role CFOs play in making sure we get there.

From small-town beginnings to the C-suite

CFO Barbara Makhubedu learnt the value of support, determination and relationships from a very young age, and uses those same values as she leads finance at Liberty Two Degrees.

How to be an optimistic CFO in 2024

The CFO Centre’s Rowan de Klerk reveals how CFOs can remain optimistic in the new year despite the challenging business environment South Africa is in.

Meet the new finance maestro at Dimension Data

Rebecca Pole unpacks how her first few weeks as the VP of finance: South Africa for Dimension Data are going and reveals what excites her most about the new role – and it’s not only the numbers.

A CFO-CIO relationship like no other

Optimi Group CFO Suloshini Singh and CTO of Discover Digital Yasvanth Singh share their meet-cute story, and reveal how their relationship outlasted unaccounted for plans and demanding careers.

Pierre van Eeden resigns as Sebata FD

Sebata Holdings group FD Pierre van Eeden has resigned from the role, and CEO Greg Morris will assume the responsibility, in addition to his current role.

CFO Raisibe Morathi explores the nexus of connectivity

CFO Raisibe Morathi, CFO of the Year 2023 and winner of the Strategy Execution Award as well as the High-Performance Team Award, reveals how she balances technology and people to foster the ultimate digital, financial and cultural inclusion, as Vodacom Group transforms to become part of the digital revolution.

Calib Cassim returns to Eskom CFO role

Following the appointment of a new group chief executive, Dan Marokane, Calib Cassim will step back into the role of Eskom’s CFO at the end of March.

CFOs unpack ESG, tech and teamwork in CFO Day Survey

In what has become a tradition, South Africa’s top finance leaders completed the CFO Survey at this year’s annual CFO Day on 5 July. The results are unpacked in this CFO Magazine special feature.

Bringing Joy to Discovery Health Medical Scheme as CFO

Discovery Health Medical Scheme CFO Joy Malete says that her rapid career progression has been the result of “divine orchestration”. Just 34, her success is rooted in curiosity, talent, and a true passion for what she does.

Nominate your finance captain for the 2024 CFO Awards!

Nominations for the 2024 CFO Awards are now open. This is your chance to put forward the finance executives who have shown impeccable leadership over the last year, as they could walk away a winner at the annual Oscars of Finance!

 

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