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CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday 28 January…


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Added by Jurriën Morsch on January 28, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Editorial: 12 networking tips for CFOs

In theory it sounds easy: going to conferences, seminars and especially the CFO South Africa events provide finance professionals with a golden opportunity for a bit of personal benchmarking, learning from peers, creating business opportunities, angling for…

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Added by Joël Roerig on October 8, 2014 at 11:03 — No Comments

Meet Chantelle Booysen-Fourie, community manager for CFO South Africa

“People prefer to do business with people they like and trust,” says Chantelle Booysen-Fourie, CFO South Africa’s highly energetic Community Manager. “This has been my experience throughout my life and my career,” she reveals, explaining how well this thinking aligns with her new challenge of…

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Added by Joël Roerig on September 22, 2014 at 9:03 — 1 Comment

Greg Nott, Werksmans chats to CFO South Africa

On Tuesday Alex van Groningen, founding director of CFO South Africa, had the pleasure of meeting Greg Nott, director at Werksmans Attorneys. They chatted about the state of South Africa, which Nott sees in a positive light, and about the growing economies in he rest of the continent. Werksmans is preparing…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 13, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Carl Endenburg, Director SET Recruitment: Embedded with our clients

SET Recruitment Consultants is working with certain education bodies on a number of innovations, says said Carl Endenburg, one of the directors and owners of the company. One of the fun events that they will help organise is a recruitment drive where employers can meet newly qualified Chartered Accountants using a recruitment seminar model in order to introduce prospective employers and employees.

Endenburg recently met with CFO South Africa to talk about high-level…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 21, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Alan Winde - Ministry of Finance, Economic Development & Tourism: “There is definitely room for more co-operation between government and companies”

Alan Winde has been a member of the Western Cape Provincial Legislature since 1999. During his first term, he served as Western Cape Provincial Finance Chairman and Executive Committee Member with the Democratic Party. Prior to being re-elected in April 2009, he served as the Chief Whip of the Official Opposition in the Western Cape, as DA Spokesperson on Environment and Planning and as Deputy DA Spokesperson on Economic Development and…

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Added by CFO South Africa on November 26, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Bonface Ndawala - Group Financial Control Executive Globacom: "Key issues in the industry of finance at the moment would be the impact of the debt crisis in Europe and America"

The fastest growing telecommunication company in sub-Saharan Africa, Globacom provides world class cutting edge technology and designs telecom solutions to suit the needs of various publics, irrespective of size. As a company, Globacom recently made history as the first single company to build an $800 million high-capacity fiber-optic cable, known as Glo-1. It is the first successful submarine cable from the United Kingdom to Nigeria; and it will…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 22, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

André Dippenaar – CFO BioTherm Energy: “It’s adapt or die”

Founded in 2003, BioTherm Energy Proprietary Limited (BTE) is one of South Africa’s first independent power producers (IPP).  In October 2007, BTE commissioned its 4.2 MW Biogas Project at the PetroSA refinery in Mosselbay in the Eastern Cape Province. This project was the first non-recourse project financed IPP deal to be concluded in South Africa. This project was also the first project to successfully register and monetise carbon credits in South…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 12, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Anoj Singh – CFO Transnet: “The CFO is playing the role of Chief Strategy Officer”

Transnet is the largest and most crucial part of the freight logistics chain that delivers goods to each and every South African. The company is fully owned by the South African government but operates as a corporate entity aimed at both supporting and contributing to the country’s freight logistics network. It aims at developing South African industry, reducing the cost of doing business, while at the same time operating…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 20, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Peter Walsh – CFO Servest Group: “You must be prepared to get your hands dirty”

Peter Walsh (37) is one of the youngest CFOs we have interviewed so far. He was appointed CFO of the Servest Group earlier this year. His age however doesn’t hinder his confidence in the important role that a CFO can and must play within an organisation.

Peter firmly believes that the CFO role should never be just about reporting and compliance. Adding real bottom line value…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 6, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Bikash Prasad – CFO Olam International (East & South Africa): “Forecasting and budgeting are more crucial than ever”

Bikash is qualified member and rank holder of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India, a member of Institute of Management Accountants, USA, MBA in Finance and DBF from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI). He has been awarded by the Finance Minister in India for top rank in the examination of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India. He is a recipient of government scholarship for the highest…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 2, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

Shaeen Khan – CFO Endress+Hauser: “Set yourself goals and work towards achieving them”

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. The Swiss family-owned business, founded in 1953, supports its customers to optimize their process engineering procedures while taking into consideration reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental protection.

Endress+Hauser South Africa was established in 1984 and has grown…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 30, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Frikkie Kotzee – CFO Kumba Iron Ore: “CFOs have had to switch their focus more to efficiency and cost control”

Kumba Iron Ore Limited is a leading value-adding supplier of high quality iron ore to the global steel industry. Kumba is a member of the Anglo American plc group, of which three of its mining businesses are based in South Africa: Platinum, Kumba Iron Ore and Thermal Coal. Kumba Iron Ore employs over 6300 people, of which nearly 75 work at the financial department of the company. The company was listed on JSE in November 2006.…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 27, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

SA’s top entrepreneurial competition finalists revealed

The 22 finalists of South Africa's premier entrepreneurial platform, the 2012 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® competition, have been announced today. 

According to Nimo Naidoo, project manager of the 2012 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® competition, this year has set a benchmark in terms of celebrating entrepreneurial excellence in the country, resulting in encouraging entries from very talented South African entrepreneurs. “The…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 8, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Estate Agency Board members dissolved – real estate audit requirements remain in force

Whilst Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale recently placed the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) under administration, the three months audit extension granted by the EAAB until 30 September 2012 remains in force.

 

Yusuf Dukander, Project Director: Financial Services at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) says the audit requirements provide the EAAB with much comfort on the fair…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 7, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Zunaid Bulbulia - CFO MTN South Africa: "It has become a lot more stressful"



"I see the CFO becoming more strategic and crucial to overall business success than ever before; I already find myself playing a constructive role in parts of the business that were the exclusive domains of the functional executives concerned only a few short years ago." Zunaid Bulbilia, CFO of MTN South Africa, a company he joined prior to its commercial launch in January 1994 definitely feels it has become 'a lot more…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 16, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

CFO South Africa: A rapidly growing community

“Knowledge is power and sharing is caring. Once you bring knowledgeable and caring people with power together, that’s where change begins.” This has been our firm belief and the core of our ideology when we launched CFO South Africa nearly ten months ago.

 

Time for an update. First and foremost, we are very pleased with the developments so far. The pace in which the community on CFO.co.za has been growing is remarkable. At present nearly 400 South African finance…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 3, 2012 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

Strategy, Consumers and the Company

Guest writer Tare Kadzura elaborates on firms in South Africa, and how they manage to put utmost importance of the fundamental premise of why an organization exists: to provide products or services to consumers at a price that reflect value as fairly as possible. Plus: how online developments play a vital role herein.

 

A few weeks ago, I visited my local bank branch with a simple query regarding a certain product they had on offer. Fast forward 45 minutes, after…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 2, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Richard Farber, CFO Discovery: “They don't teach you how to deal with people at university”

“I make a special effort to meet all new staff, within Discovery’s Finance division, before they are hired. Partly because I want to personally feel if they are ‘good’ new employees, but also because I find it very important that they feel welcome in the company.  The fact that the CFO has taken out the time especially to meet them, contributes greatly to that sense of ‘feeling at home’.” Richard Farber, CFO of Discovery, is…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 28, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Craig Tingle - CFO Mediclinic: “I trust you. Don’t drop me”

“Giving people and managers more power has proved very beneficial to the company.” Craig Tingle has a firm belief in giving people more accountability and responsibility, for them and the company to grow simultaneously. Craig (53) currently holds the position of Chief Financial Officer of Mediclinic International, the sixth largest listed private hospital group in the world with operations in South Africa, Namibia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 25, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

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