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Political parties oppose Twin Peaks Bill

The Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have opposed the Twin Peaks Bill, officially known as the Financial Sector Regulation Bill, while the…

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Eskom appoints Johnny Dladla as acting group exec

Johnny Dladla (pictured) has been appointed acting group chief executive of Eskom, with immediate effect. This after Public Enterprises minister Lynne Brown ordered Eskom to rescind Brian Molefe’s reappointment as the power utility’s chief executive late last…

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IRBA: Extra measures required to promote transformation of audit profession

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) has said that additional measures to drive transformation will be required to address government’s concerns regarding de-concentration of the audit market and transformation. This in the face of criticism that Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation (MAFR) will not address transformation of the…

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TechPreneur Africa and Abu Dhabi sign FinTech agreement

TechPreneur Africa, which aims to support FinTech firms and entrepreneurs that want to increase financial inclusion and opportunities for growth across Africa, has signed a memorandum of agreement with international financial hub Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

African innovators and FinTech startups…

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Engage with CFO of the Year 2017 Till Streichert at CFO Summit 4

Till Streichert (pictured), CFO of mobile communications company Vodacom Group, walked away with three awards at the 2017 CFO Awards in May. Besides claiming the coveted title of CFO of the Year, the quiet-spoken German national also scooped the Strategy Execution and Finance Transformation honours.

Citing “cutting through…

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Lushen Pather appointed acting group FD of Sasfin

Lushen Pather (pictured), CFO of Sasfin Bank Limited and Sasfin Holdings Limited, who was nominated for this year's CFO Awards, has been appointed acting group financial director, effective 1 July 2017, until such time as a permanent replacement is appointed. This as Tyrone Soondarjee, existing group FD,…

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Perspectives on property: leading CFOs share insights

CFOs who are handed property portfolios or commercial challenges with a property aspect really have a great opportunity to get closer to the business. And with a closer handle on your business you become a better CFO. This was the view of guests at last night’s CFO South Africa dinner, which was filled with great insights, perspectives and relationship…

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Monty Python: required viewing for accountants

Accountants play a crucial role in the engine room of any business, but they have long been the victims of unkind stereotyping and have somewhat unfairly earned a reputation for being boring, methodical, number-crunchers with no sense of humour and a penchant for weird green peak caps.

As the well-worn joke…

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Africa's biggest learning platform: WATCH CFO SA MD Graham Fehrsen at #findaba16

With more than 5 000 visitors tapping into a wealth of resources, know-how and inspiration and gaining unparalleled insights, Finance Indaba 2016 was an ambitious venture, but it was also one established on the idea that helping just a single individual would have a knock-on effect and prove fortuitous for the continent's financial services…

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AG report: Clean audits for only 9 new municipalities

The auditor-general (AG) local government report has been released, showing the audit outcomes of 263 municipalities and 51 municipal entities. Unfortunately, there was little improvement in the local government audit outcomes for the year 2015/16, and very few municipalities achieved clean audit opinions.

According to the report, 14…

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