CFO SA's 10 most popular reads of 2017


We've selected the top 10 most popular articles of 2017 for your literary enjoyment.

Last year was massive for Finance people’s favourite website got a sparkling new design, with greatly improved user experience. Readership grew to 20,000 people per month, mostly accountants, finance professionals and entrepreneurs. Here are the 10 best-read articles of the year in order of popularity.

1. Disruption alert: Will CAs be redundant in 2025?
14 September 2017
This article explored the competencies that are required from CAs in the future with Mandi Olivier, senior executive for professional development at SAICA, who is responsible for the project ‘CA2025’. “We are experiencing a period of radical change,” she says. “Our emphasis is on the need for CAs(SA) to be relevant and to evolve as the process unfolds.”

2. SAICA took money from Gupta-linked firm
21 October 2017
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) accepted a R1.2 million donation by Trillian in March 2017. In July, the SAICA board decided to pay back the money, a contribution for SAICA’s bursary fund for disadvantaged students, because of the controversies around Trillian.

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3. Keeping up with the Kathans: Five siblings, four CAs, three CFOs
12 September 2017
Five siblings, five exceptional professionals; this is the remarkable story of the Kathan family: one medical doctor, one Deloitte executive, and no less than three CFOs. We sat down with Veran, Christine, Justine, Mark, and Sunita to talk about the forces that shaped their lives, what motivates them, and their hopes for their children.

4. KPMG suspends audit partner
14 August 2017
A month later, CEO Trevor Hoole resigned, along with a slew of executives, prompting an exodus of talent at the firm.

5. When Sizwe Nxasana speaks about the future of education, you listen
25 August 2017
Free access to the internet and a focus on problem-solving skills and character-building are priorities for the former FirstRand CEO.

6. To change the future, we must confront the past, says Vusi Thembekwayo
12 October 2017
What do we mean by transformation? This was investor Vusi Thembekwayo’s burning question at Finance Indaba Africa on 12 October 2017.

7. SAICA and CIMA work together to advance accountancy in SA
26 May 2017
CIMA now provides an expedited pathway to the CGMA designation for SAICA members who meet experience and exam requirements.

8. Do you want to learn financial modelling? Meet Finance Indaba sensation Colin Human
1 November 2017
After the sensational success of Colin’s financial modelling presentations at Finance Indaba Africa 2017, we interviewed him for

9. Finance Indaba interview: The rise & rise of Vusi Thembekwayo
1 July 2016
An interview from mid-2016 made it in the top 10 after it went viral again around the Finance Indaba Africa 2017.

10. Former KPMG chairman Ahmed Jaffer joins family firm as CFO
6 November 2017
News articles about appointments are always popular on Despite his resignation as KPMG chair, Ahmed Jaffer is still a popular figure in the industry.

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