Editorial: CFO South Africa!!! Thank you...

The header of this article might sound a bit ostentatious or even self-serving, but there is a good reason that this ‘thank you’ is topping this first editorial. It is the subject line of an email that was sent to us by Tumelo Alvin Mosimane, CFO at Diamond Hill Trading 151 in Rustenburg, after our Digital Transformation event in Johannesburg on 11 September.

"I just want to say thank you to CFO South Africa," Tumelo writes. "Ever since I joined, being a CFO in an emerging company and with interests in other developing businesses, I find myself proud to associate with an organization of such magnitude and statute! It is a great experience sitting and sharing notes with other CFOs, and learning from some major companies on how they manage their day-to-day CFO roles..."

Plenty of keywords in Tumelo's email stand out:
- Developing
- Business
- Proud
- Experience
- Sharing
- Learning

For us as CFO South Africa it is very rewarding to receive such emails, because they capture our mission so beautifully!

Our journey started in 2011 and our first event was in November 2012 in Cape Town. To me, as the editor, our landmark CFO Awards gala event in the Summerplace in May this year was the ultimate proof that CFOs and finance leaders are yearning for events and an online home where they can share knowledge, exchange interests and open up business opportunities. And have a drink together!

So how should you spend your Heritage Day - or National Braai Day - today?

- You can read inspiring interviews with our latest CFOs of the Week Siboniso Mdluli (FNB Swaziland), Jurgens Myburgh (Datatec) and Rofhiwa Irene Singo (Department of Mineral Resources).
- You can REGISTER for our last CFO Event of 2014 on 13 November in Cape Town. The theme is Risk Compliance & Control and speakers include SARS CFO Bob Head.
- You can join CFO South Africa as a Platinum Member and get access to unparalleled peer-to-peer consulting.
- You can sign up for our newsletter or start following us on Twitter.

How about all of the above?