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CFO SA public sector chapter in rude health

In response to overwhelming demand, CFO South Africa launched its public sector chapter in 2014 to give CFOs of departments, municipalities and other governmental bodies the opportunity to share knowledge, discuss challenges, network and listen to solutions that…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 31, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

City to City Public Finance event: vision, analytical skills and education crucial

Award-winning National Arts Council (NAC) CFO Dumisani Dlamini took time off his hectic schedule to share his experiences as a CFO in the public sector yesterday at the first City to City Public Finance session of the year which was held at the Menlyn Boutique Hotel in Pretoria on 15 February…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 16, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

How to win two CFO Awards? Dumisani Dlamini (NAC) reveals all in 15/2 public sector event

Summer Place in Johannesburg was abuzz with excitement in May 2016, when Dumisani Dlamini scooped two of the most prestigious CFO Awards: Young CFO of the Year and Public Sector CFO of the Year. In an exclusive CFO South Africa event for public sector CFOs on 15 February at 15h00 in Pretoria,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 3, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

City of Johannesburg's Reggie Boqo nominated for CFO Awards

CFO for the Johannesburg Metro Reggie Boqo has been nominated for the 2017 CFO Awards. The annual 'Oscars for South African CFOs', to be held on 11 May, recognises CFOs of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government institutions and awards them for outstanding performance and…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 18, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

City of Tshwane's Umar Banda nominated for CFO Awards

Acting CFO for the Tshwane Metro Umar Banda has been nominated for the 2017 CFO Awards. The annual 'Oscars for South African CFOs', to be held on 11 May, recognises CFOs of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 4, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Fighting for survival: Post Office CEO and CFO reveal all at public sector event

What was shaping up to become one of the governments worst nightmares is now changing into one of South Africa's most hopeful turnaround stories. At the exclusive event for public sector CFOs at Sandton's Inanda Club on 10 November 2016 (15h00), South African Post Office CEO Mark Barnes and CFO Nichola…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 31, 2016 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Boardroom skills as important as the numbers, say public sector CFOs - #findaba16

CFOs in the public sector have to be as skilled in the art of strategic relationship-building and diplomacy as they are with working with numbers, finance executives agreed in a breakaway session at the Finance Indaba…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 18, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Finance Indaba programme: Public Finance Leadership - #findaba16

The Finance Indaba Africa 2016 is almost upon us and it is time to start looking at what exactly lies ahead at the Sandton Convention Centre on 13 and 14 October 2016. Every day until the event, we will shine a light on the parts of the amazing programme. Today:…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 7, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

Public sector CFOs and CIOs are trying to embrace the future

From medical emergency drones, to self-driving vehicles to a Google Hangouts gathering of Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa and the Dalai Lama in Tibet: technology makes amazing things possible, as long as we embrace it. During a breakfast event on 13 September 2016, the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 14, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

It’s 'bring-your-CIO day' at September’s public sector CFO breakfast

How can public sector CFOs benefit from technology and help government work smarter? That is the central question during the public sector CFO breakfast at Castello Di Monte in Pretoria on 13 September 2016. "CFOs are invited to extend the invitation to their CIO,"…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 31, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Tell better stories & be a better leader: Peter Christie at public sector CFO event

"One of the challenges for corporate leaders is that often, they are not good communicators, or are not very effective communicators. They largely communicate via email, company newsletters or noticeboards, and PowerPoint presentations. To get the key message through you’ve got to be more creative than that and become a better storyteller,” says consultant and academic,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 28, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Mastering change and integrity in the public sector - Umar Banda. CFO City of Tshwane

Working in the public sector "isn't everybody's cup of tea", says Umar Banda, Acting CFO of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, because the environment – which can be quite politically driven at times – is sometimes difficult to…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 10, 2016 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Can the CFO be a true business partner, and is there really such as thing as control, pondered SA's public sector CFOs

“The biggest challenge for public sector CFOs is supporting the mandate. Some mandates are unfunded or contradictory,” said one of the participants at last night’s round table for public sector CFOs, held at the Menlyn Boutique Hotel. The evening’s discussion centered on effective…

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Added by CFO South Africa on April 8, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Standing up for what’s right - public sector CFOs discuss leadership and fear

A round table for public sector CFOs took a fascinating turn when one of the participants told how she had stood up against wrongdoing and taken her superiors to court. Hosted by CFO South Africa and partner KPMG the discussion on 15 March 2016 at the Marion on Nicol focused on…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 16, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

The new public sector CFO: agile, empowered, customer-centric

Agility, customer-centricity and changing the way people see the public sector CFO were the central themes dominating the CFO public sector round table, held on 23 February 2016 at Summer Place in Hyde Park, Johannesburg. Moderated by Terrence Taylor, General…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 24, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Edson Magondo (KPMG): diplomatically discuss inconvenient truths in public sector

Proteas grow in tough terrain and a lot of patience is required before seeds can be harvested and sown again. There are surprising parallels with the growth of black accountants in South Africa – and with Edson Magondo’s own rise to prominence, as we discover during an exclusive…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 15, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

How to achieve a clean audit, an interview with CFO Shabeer Khan (the dti)

In an exclusive interview with CFO South Africa, Shabeer Khan, chief financial officer of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), explains how he and his dedicated team managed to achieve a clean audit.



Somewhere in Pretoria there is a big government…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 12, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Exclusive: Treasury ace Dalu Majeke goes home to help the Eastern Cape

Since 2009 he was CFO at the National Treasury and in 2014 he even scooped up a CFO Awards nomination. Recently, Dalu Majeke has moved back to the Eastern Cape and joined the provincial treasury as head of department.…

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Added by CFO South Africa on December 30, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Tax Indaba: parliament looks at 'creative ways' to increase tax base

The Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance is looking at 'creative' ways to increase the tax base, including tyre and electricity levies, and is intensifying work on double taxation agreements and legislation, in the hope of discouraging multinationals from exploiting loopholes. That was the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 28, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Dumisani Dlamini - 5 ways public sector CFOs can get a clean audit

The National Arts Council (NAC) of South Africa recently received a clean audit and was praised by the Auditor-General South Africa, Thembekile Kimi Makwetu. NAC CFO Dumisani Dlamini…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 14, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

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