CFOs are ready to change the tide in 2024

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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.

South Africa needs the backing of business to succeed and CFOs are up for the challenge, looking for ways to contribute to building the economy, stabilise the operating environment, and find solutions for regulatory complexities.

“Our role has never been so critical, and can add great value through proactive management of balance sheet and cash flow,” TFG CFO Bongiwe Ntuli said in an earlier interview.

On 22 February, some of the country’s top finance executives will gather in Johannesburg to discuss the ways they are looking beyond business to the broader South African landscape and creating solutions that benefit all South Africans.

“There is no need to sugarcoat the fact that the economic climate is tough at the moment. However, the best ship captains are not forged from calm seas,” said Snapscan CFO Derick Truscott in another interview.

Here is a sneak peek into some of the topics that will be explored on the evening:

  • Speaker Martin van der Walt, head of finance at Sibanye Stillwater SA Gold Operations, will share what happens to the people and resources that are left behind when the life cycle of a mine comes to an end.
  • Wits University CFO Maureen Manyama will look at education, empowerment and social development.
  • Cargo Carriers group CFO Nerissa Jalim will reveal how a focus on ESG can improve an organisation’s finances from her first-hand experience.

Other speakers to look forward to on the evening include IDC CFO and 2023 Public Sector CFO of the Year Isaac Malevu, who will provide insight into the obscure public sector, In2Food CFO Steven Kilfoil and Afgri group FD Johan Geel, to name a few.

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