Rofhiwa Irene Singo


Job Title: CFO

Company: Dept. of Justice and Constitutional Development


Rofhiwa Irene Singo, who is popularly known as “CFO Clean Audit” was appointed as the CFO of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development in April 2022. She is a board member of FASSET as well. Before this she was the  general manager of corporate finance at SANPARKs. She has also been the CEO of the African Mining and Equipment fund, and has held various director positions.

She was the CFO of the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (CBRTA) prior to this. She moved to CBRTA from the Department of Mineral Resources, where she was also the CFO. She was the acting CFO of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform for two years before this and also worked as the chief director of financial management at the department for a year during the same time.

She worked as a group accountant at Datacentrix after finishing her training at the Auditor-General of South Africa. Before this, she was an assistant and payroll accountant at the University of Venda.

Irene holds both a CGMA and CTA qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA) and the University of South Africa. She is also an associate member of SAICA – AGA(SA). 

Irene has been nominated for the 2024 CFO Awards for her work as the CFO of the department.

2022 – Present   Chief Financial Officer, Department of Justice                                                                                                       and Constitutional Development 
2021 – 2022        General Manager: Corporate Finance, SANPARKs
2019 – 2021        Chief Executive Officer, African Mining and Equipment Fund
                               Director, Morkogo Investment and AutoTech
2019 – 2022        Non-Executive Director, AutoTech
2019 – 2022        Director, Morokgo Investment
2019 – 2019        Chief Financial Officer, Cross-Border Road Transport agency
2013 – 2019        Chief Financial Officer, Department of Mineral Resources
2011 – 2013        Acting Chief Financial Officer, Department of Rural Development                                                                       and Land Reform
2011 – 2012        Chief Director: Financial Management, Department of Rural Development                                                       and Land Reform
2004 – 2005        Group Accountant, Datacentrix
1999 – 2004        Audit Manager, Trainee Accountant, Auditor-General of South Africa
1996 – 1999        Assistant Accountant, Payroll Accountant, University of Venda 
1993 – 1995        Teller, Customer Service, Standard Bank 

2018 – 2019        CGMA, CIMA
2002 – 2004        CTA, BCompt (Honours), University of South Africa
1996 – 2002        BCompt Accounting and Finance, University of South Africa
1991 – 1993        IAC Diploma in Accounting, Technikon Northern Transvaal
1986 – 1990        Thengwe High School

About company: The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is the justice department of the South African government. The department provides administrative and financial support to the court system and the judiciary (which are constitutionally independent of the executive), oversees the National Prosecuting Authority, provides legal advice and representation to organs of state, and facilitates law reform.

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