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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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