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83: Oluseyi Olanrewaju

Management Consultant - XeroCube Professional
Award-winning CFO, business leader, motivator and mentor, Oluseyi Olanrewaju, has had an illustrious career but at the heart of this success is a passion to teach and inspire professional accountants.


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82: Innocent Gumbochuma

CFO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations
The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations is a public sector entity run with a private sector mentality and this high standard of integrity has ensured that the QCTO received a clean audit for the fourth consecutive year.


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81: Dr Linda Ncube-Nkomo

CEO - loveLife
Dr Linda Ncube-Nkomo joins CFO Talks again to discuss gender, race and class in leadership, and she reveals what is driving many women to leave SA’s corporate environment.


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80: Justin Feldman

Founder and CFO – Accounting Clients Accelerator
Recognising that accountants are the backbone of any economy, Justin Feldman launched a new venture in assisting accounting businesses not only to attract new clients but in many cases, double their income.


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79: Yolandi Engelbrecht

Finance and HR Executive Manager – De’Longhi
Yolandi Engelbrecht is the epitome of the modern finance executive, with the ability to add value while adapting to multiple roles within this international organisaton.


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78: Rayna Dolphin

CFO – Business Partners
At a time when our country has never needed entrepreneurs and job creation more than right now, Business Partners provides SMMEs with everything to grow their business to its fullest potential.


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77: Patricia Pillay

CEO – Beer Association of South Africa
The liquor industry has been battered by lockdown bans on the sale of alcohol, with over 8000 licensed establishments declared bankrupt, CEO of the Beer Association of South Africa, Patricia Pillay, is optimistic but under no illusion that it will be a tough road ahead.


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76: Henry Swanepoel

Group CFO – Netsurit
Having earned the designation of one of the most elite managed service providers on the planet, Netsurit specialises in optimising the cloud experience for their customers.


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75: Christian Ayiku

Board Director – Novacom
Currently based in Togo, award-winning chartered accountant, Christian Ayiku, will bring many years of diverse financial experience to his new position at Novacom.


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74: Armand Angeli

Chairman, RPA, Intelligent Automation, Shared Services and Outsourcing Committee
Armand Angeli says the skills required by the modern CFO are not taught in schools and universities. The CFO of the future will rely on robotics and automation


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73: Lee Kuyper

Chief Operating Officer and Financial Director – SilverBridge Holdings
‘SilverBridge is really in the business of modernisation, digitalisation and intelligent automation.’


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72: Johan Ferreira

Managing Director – Kahamelo Forensic Services
There’s high demand for forensic services, is this a reflection of what's going on in the broader economy and the deterioration in business morality? Johan Ferreira provides some fascinating insights to this industry.


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71: D’Shorne Human

Group Financial Director – Pearlstock Holdings
High-profile multinational companies provided D’Shorne Human with a wealth of experience for his position at South Africa’s largest manufacturer of veneer products.


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70: Herbert Pasipamire

Chief Financial Officer - Ringier One Africa Media
Africa’s most user centric marketplace company aims to empower users of their digital platforms through transparency and transform markets through technology.


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69: Jordaan Burger

Finance Director, Africa & Middle East at Sage
Jordaan Burger, financial director for Sage Africa and the Middle East, talks about the new skills CFOs are having to learn - and fast - as a result of Covid.


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68: Maryna Jonker

Founder and Chief Executive Officer – Prism Accounting
‘The majority of my career was in accounting but once I started getting involved in the tax side again, I just thought this is really where my passion lies.’


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67: Thembi Mazibuko

Chief Financial Officer – Masslift Africa
Dynamic CFO of Masslift Africa, Thembi Mazibuko remains an eternal optimist and emphasises the importance of creative strategies in these unprecedented times.


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66: Richard Beddow

Chairman - South African Association of Treasury Advisors
SAATA’s chairman, Richard Beddow, explains what the motivation was behind the formation of this association representing treasury advisors, and he also shares how SARB is becoming much more progressive towards cryptocurrencies.


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65: Dr Linda Ncube-Nkomo

Chief Financial Officer – loveLife
HIV/Aids is the highest cause of young female mortality in South Africa but loveLife aims to change this through their education initiatives. Dr Linda Ncube-Nkomo leads this project of hope and inspiration.


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64: Joanne Tanner

Group Chief Financial Officer – Tarsus Technology Group
Joanne Tanner, group chief financial officer at Tarsus Technology Group, talks about her love-hate relationship with IFRS and the new risks introduced to technology businesses such as Tarsus.


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63: Jithan Bridgmohan

Partner at SS Consulting Services
Jithan Bridgmohan reflects back on a life spent in senior finance positions. The role of the CFO has been radically altered by the Covid-induced economic downturn.


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62: Michael Marchant

Researcher and co-author - Open Secrets
A recent report released by Open Secrets provides fascinating insight to financial crimes in South Africa’s private and public sector.


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61: Saul Josselowitz

Financial Director - Babereki Employee Financial Solutions
Babereki provides temporary workers with access to financial flexibility and health insurance.


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60: Tryphosa Ramano

Chartered Accountant and Financial Consultant
This is how Tryphosa Ramano defines the modern CFO, as she shares highlights of her dynamic career with CFO Talks, touching on her time at National Treasury, SAA, WIPHOLD and most recently at PPC.


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59: Yusuf Bodiat

CFO and Executive Director - Federated Employer’s Mutual Assurance Company
Following a difficult 2019 when 36 000 jobs were shed in the construction industry, FEM’s Yusuf Bodiat remains positive about the long-term outlook of this sector.


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58: Damien Judge

Chief Financial Officer - Trellidor
Damian Judge, CFO of JSE-listed Trellidor, explains how CFOs have been thrust into the driving seat in the time of coronavirus, where liquidity and strategic direction are what will separate the winners from the losers.


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57: Nick Hudson

Chief Executive Officer - Sana Partners
Nick Hudson, co-founder of Pandemic Data Analysis (PANDA), has crunched the numbers used by government to justify the lockdown and they just don't add up. The lockdown is based on bad science and poor modelling.


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56: Avashnee Ramdial

Chief Financial Officer - Stanlib
A bold decision to graduate as the first CA in her family has led Avashnee Ramdial on a journey to become the CFO of one of the largest asset managers in the country.


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55: Professor Ian Ball

Professor of Practice - Public Financial Management - School of Accounting and Commercial Law -Victoria University
With a debt level that was deemed unacceptable by the New Zealand government, it set about improving the performance of government agencies and the fiscal management system.


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54: Rajen Pillay

Rajen Pillay – CEO Garuda Capital 
Professor Rajen Pillay, CEO of Garuda Capital and Faculty Member of Economic and Financial Sciences at the University of Johannesburg, explains why Africa is the market of the future following the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA).
22 July 2020


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53: Buhle Hanise

Buhle Hanise explains why the SA vehicle market excites BAIC 
It takes some guts to introduce new vehicle models into the market in the midst of an economic downturn, but that does not faze Buhle Hanise, CFO at BAIC South Africa. The Chinese vehicle producer is investing R11 billion in production facilities and sees plenty of opportunity in the South African vehicle market. Hanise explains why this makes sense at this time.
28 July 2020


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52: Armand Wolmarans

Chief Financial Officer: Prosperios Consulting 
Armand Wolmarans is part of a new breed of CFO guns for hire, bringing high level CFO experience to smaller and medium-sized companies. At a time when many companies are in need of funding, strategic or turnaround advice, this is likely to be one of the big trends emerging from the Covid-19 lockdown.
8 April 2020


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51: Dominik Anderhofstadt

CFO & Compliance Officer: Henkel
Dominik Anderhofstadt, CFO for Henkel South Africa, explains why finance executives need to communicate with stakeholders as never before – while keeping an unwavering eye on cash flow – during these turbulent times.


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50: Richard Knight

Chief Financial Officer: Argility Technology Group
Argility’s passion for innovation ensures it’s at the forefront of intelligent software and the internet of things


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49: Lerato Nkabinde

Chartered Accountant and Independent Advisor
Lerato Nkabinde provides a niche service to companies, advising on how to ensure not only lockdown survival but success.


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48: Deon Fredericks

Interim CFOSouth African Airways
Worldwide the airline and travel industries are currently in free fall and SAA’s interim CFO will need to steer the state-owned entity through the perfect storm.


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47: Michael Hinton

Founder and CEO: Finatex
From small startups to Fortune 500 companies, Michael Hinton has gained a wealth of experience that he now draws on as a consultant to the finance industry.


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46: Dumisani Dlamini

Chief Financial Officer: SANParks
‘I can tell you about SANParks the whole day because it’s just a fascinating job for me and it’s very different in what we do.’


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45: Ovadia Kaempf

Chief Financial Officer: Astute Group
‘There are up to 20 000 financial advisors in the country, it’s much easier for them to go on our platform and pull information than to phone different investment houses.’


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44: Marthie Claasens

Founder and CEO: Protect-A-Director
Being an auditor could be regarded as a high-risk occupation these days, Marthie Claassens provides some insight as to why our pool of auditors is dwindling.


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43: Irene Mathatho

Chief Financial Officer - The Companies Tribunal
Engaged as the first CFO of The Companies Tribunal, Irene Mathatho has ensured that the state-run entity has achieved clean audits for the past three years.


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42: Nonhlanhla Mona

Chief Financial Officer - ETDP SETA
With 11 000 bursaries issued each year, CFO of the Education, Training and Development Practices SETA, Nonhlanhla Mona, is at the forefront of closing the critical skills gap in SA.


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41: Jodi Joseph

Divisional Executive - CaseWare Africa
From banking to working at the cutting edge of data analytics, Jodi Joseph, is a CA who has proven that versatility leads to a dynamic career.


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40: Jerome Reip

Chief Financial Officer - Alistair Group
Alistair Group delivers logistics services in 14 countries, newly appointed CFO, Jerome Reip, explains how the group is poised for significant further expansion.


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39: Bernard Agulhas

Chief Executive Officer - Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors
“Auditors are not expected to detect fraud but if the public expects them to do so then maybe we should change our standards and our skills”


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38: Jeff Miller

Chief Executive Officer - Grovest Corporate Advisory
“I would encourage anyone to do a CA because I think you just see and meet, understand and get exposed to so many different business opportunities”


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37: Caron Bramwell

Chief Financial Officer - Ozow
Caron Bramwell is CFO at Ozow, a South African app providing instant bank-to-bank payment solutions


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36: Clive Kaplan

Chief Executive Officer - Green Mind Capital
Clive Kaplan has developed a coaching programme that assists CAs to move from the management space to the executive space.


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35: Sean Doherty

Chief Financial Officer - Transaction Capital 
‘At Transaction Capital we think of ourselves as an investor in and an operator of credit orientated alternative assets’


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34: Martin van Staden

Author, researcher and jurist - Free Market Foundation
Self-confessed dogmatic individualist and libertarian, Martin van Staden, shares his views on the rule of law, independent education and land expropriation without compensation.


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33: Bernardt van der Linde

Chief Financial Officer - Curro Holdings 
A proven formula; double the number of students in five years and with plans of further expansion, South Africa’s largest education group is continually scoring top marks.


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32: Brad Toerien

Chief Executive Oficer – FMI 
‘We want to make sure that if you’re unable to work you’re financially in the same position as if you worked’


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31: Chris Becker

Blockchain Tech Lead – Investec Bank 
Blockchain technology is set to revolutionise currency but what does that mean for business and the banking sector?


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30: Jacques van Wyk

Managing Director – JGL Forensic Services
Fraud examiner, Jacques van Wyk, outlines various scenarios where fraud commonly occurs in business and highlights the necessity to look for red flags, especially from the most trusted employees.


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29: John Stretch

Consultant and author
With a greater degree of instability in the world, financial executives can no longer rely solely on budgets, John Stretch explains the benefits of rolling forecasts. 


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28: Dave Woollam

Shareholder activist, former CFO of BoE Bank and African Bank
‘Debt without assets is just putting you deeper into a poverty hole.’


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27: Wiehann Olivier

Partner, Audit Department – Mazars
The three new standards introduce enhanced disclosure that will increase the transparency to the users of the financial statements.


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26: Leonard Benjamin

Consumer Law Consultant
‘You get a situation where the employer is deducting money from the employee every month and paying it over without knowing whether that debt has actually been settled.’


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25: Russell Lamberti

Economist and founder - ETM Macro Advisors
A self-professed Austrian economist, Russell Lamberti, provides fascinating insight into how a recession is a necessary and healthy process.


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24: Richard Brooks

Investigative Journalist – Private Eye Magazine, and author of Bean Counters: The Triumph of the Accountants and How They Broke Capitalism.
Investigative journalist, Richard Brooks, has written a fascinating book chronicling the history of accounting, from Medici to modern day tax havens.


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23: Hiten Keshave

CFOPRP Solutions
‘We look to improve efficiencies and productivity within your business so that you better understand how to use your staff complement.’


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22: Earl Steyn

Founder and Managing Director Draftworx
Drawing on his IT knowledge and experience, an accountant has developed a revolutionary accounting software suite that’s now operating in 22 countries.


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21: Ismail Lambat

Executive finance business partner for group capital and properties: Eskom
Managing 200 staff and a huge portfolio, while overseeing the funding of Eskom’s turnaround strategy, is all in a day’s work for this finance executive.


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20: Jo-Ann Pohl

CFO: Bowmans
A charted accountant’s life-long curiosity and determination led her to become CFO of one of South Africa’s most renowned law firms.


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19: Louis Klopper

Coronado Mining Services
Louis Klopper, senior business rescue practitioner for the Gupta companies, talks about what it takes to turn around a failing enterprise.


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18: Dr Kelvin Kemm

CEO: Nuclear Africa 
‘We’ve got the capability of becoming nuclear world leaders in numbers of other fields, not only our medicine and our silicon chips…there’s huge money to be made.’


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17: Tanya Tosen

Tax Consulting SA
SARS has extended their global reach and now has access to all bank accounts worldwide.


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16: Patuxolo Nodada

CEO: Busmark
South Africa’s only manufacturer of buses now has its sights set on producing 1000 buses every month throughout Africa.


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15: Des Muller

Managing Director: NuEnergy Developments
"You’re not going to get a single technology that’s going to be a silver bullet for all our energy requirements."


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14: Shabeer Khan

CFO: Department of Trade and Industry
"Having achieved record levels of financial performance and the DTI’s first ever clean audit, Shabeer Khan is a sterling example of how a professional skillset can bolster a government department."


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13: Bruce Gordon

Acting CFO: Rural Housing Loan Fund
"With capital of over R400 million, the Rural Housing Loan Fund services a niche sector by providing short-term loans to rural home owners."


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12: Pieter de Wit

Chief Financial Officer: Afrimat
"We are a very entrepreneurial-type culture in Afrimat and we always look for opportunities in the crisis."


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11: Renolda Mogale

Director of financial management: Stats SA
"Attention to detail, a dedicated work ethic and continual training ensures that Stats SA not only maintains its reputation for clean audits but also consistently provides accurate data."


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10: Fernando Lopez Macari

National President: Mexican Institute of Finance Executives
The global impact of CFO’s: In the first international interview for CFO Talks, Fernando Lopez Macari provides fascinating insight to the Mexican economy.


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9: Bajabulile Mthiyane

Financial Director: Sasria
Affordable cover against special risks is the niche offering provided by this flourishing state-owned company.


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8: Bryan Dorfan

CEO & CFO: Alyak Investments
From CFO to business owner: Drawing on his financial and forensic experience, Bryan Dorfan’s new consultancy assists businesses to improve their profitability.


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7: Lungisa Gqweta

Regional Financial and Administration Manager: National Health Laboratory Services
Managing the financial risks of NHLS: With 250 laboratories and 8000 employees, the National Health Laboratory Services is the largest diagnostic pathology service in SA.


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6: Brett Tromp

CFO: Discovery Health
As CFO of a dominant player in the health insurance market, Brett Tromp, not only focuses on financial matters but he emphasises the importance of staff motivation and well-being.


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5: Lorien Gamaroff

CEO: Centbee
South Africa’s foremost blockchain expert, Lorien Gamaroff, provides insight to blockchain technologies and their benefits.


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4: Talifhani Khubana

CFO: Pan South African Language Board
The Pan South African Language Board was established by an Act of Parliament in 1995.


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3: Otsile Matheba

CFO: A2X Markets
My life journey, the benefits of dual listing, and hidden secret of being a winning CFO - speaking truth. Click here to read the interview.


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2: Pieter de Jager

CFO: Tanga Cement
Classical thinking is out the window.


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1: Nicolaas van Wyk

CEO: SAIBA
According to Nicolaas the accounting profession in SA was once regarded as the best in the world. That changed as one corporate and public sector scandal after another oozed off the pages of the daily press with dreadful monotony. 


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