Lesego Sennelo - President
She is currently the Director of AWCA Investment Holdings Limited (AIH), where she has been instrumental in deal origination to closure for the organisation as well as managing the operations and reporting to the chairman of the Board. She serves on the AIH Board as well as Power FM, an investee company of the organisation. She was previously the Performance Improvement Manager in Finance at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), looking after the Finance Transformation Project in the Group CFO Office. Prior to that, she joined Modipane and Associates in an entrepreneurial venture, where SMMEs were provided with business solutions, including audit services. She also worked for First National Bank (FNB) as an Executive Assistant responsible for 76 Branches. She previously served as an Audit Manager at Deloitte and Touche after completion of her learnership contract. She h...Read more >>
Zimkhitha Zatu - Bursary Fund and Student Chapters
Zimkhitha Zatu is a Chartered Accountant who qualified in 2008. She completed her undergraduate and post graduate studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. She completed her articles with KPMG in the Industrial and Automotive Products Unit. After completing articles, she joined the KPMG Transaction Services department. While there she participated in the financial due diligence for deals worth over R2 billion in the Mining and Manufacturing sector.
In 2008 she joined the Industrial Development Corporation (“IDC”) as a Business Analyst and in 2010 she was promoted to Account Manager in the Metals, Transport and Machinery products business giving her the opportunity to be able to lead due diligence teams. She led and participated in a number of steel manufacturing deals mainly in the Automotive and Engineering sector which ranged fro...Read more >>
Zama Khanyile - Professional Development
Zama is a qualified Chartered Accountant with an Honours degree in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg (formerly Rand Afrikaans University. She is an Account Manager within the IDC’s Agro-Industries business unit. Her work experience has been mainly in the financial services sector with notable skill in financial modelling and analysis, risk identification and risk mitigation. She is a motivated self-starter who is always on a quest to expand her knowledge base. Not content to rest on her laurels, Zama is currently studying towards a Master of Management in Finance and Investment degree with Wits Business School.
After completing her articles at KPMG, she was selected by this prestigious firm to become an Audit Manager within KPMG’s Information and Consumer Markets business unit where she led audit team...Read more >>
Nirakasha Sookraj- Kwa Zulu Natal
Nirakasha Sookraj is a qualified Chartered Accountant and currently the Financial Director of South African Container Depots, this company falls within the Bidfreight Division of Bidvest. She was previously the Finance Manager of Bidvest Tank Terminals also within the Bidfreight Division of Bidvest.
Nirakasha is currently is the Deputy Chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal branch of the African Women’s Chartered Accountants (AWCA) as well as a member of the Accountancy Profession Education and Transformation Committee (APTEC), a subcommittee of The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). She also serves as a member of SAICA YCAN Eastern Region committee. She is passionate about developing leaders in the business world and in their community. Her active involvement in AWCA as well as SAICA has resulted in extensive school visits as well as University symposiums...Read more >>
Thabang Redman- KwaZulu Natal
Thabang is qualified chartered accountant with 8 years post qualification experience. She has gained professional experience in financial management and control, corporate governance, audit, commercial engagement and stakeholder management. She completed her articles with Deloitte after which she joined SA Breweries. During her 5 years at SAB she worked in various roles including Financial Planner and Project Accountant. She also assisted with the role of Acting Credit Manager where she managed a team of 17 reports at various locations. These roles provided exposure to cost centre and profit centre management, excise tax, reporting, corporate governance, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, KPI analysis, entrenchment of internal controls and presentations to Regional Audit Committee.
She is currently Commercial Accountant at RCL FOODS Consumer Division where she...Read more >>
Nonku Shezi - AWCA KZN
Ms Shezi completed her three-year training contract with Deloitte & Touche in Durban, from March 2004 to February 2007.
In March 2007, she relocated to Pretoria to join one of Transnet’s divisions, Transnet Rail Engineering, as a Management Accountant.
In May 2009, she moved back to KZN to join the Sugar division within the group of Tongaat Hulett, as a Business Analyst.
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Lulama Booi - Strategic Alliances
Lulama is currently a Credit Risk Analyst at MMI Holdings and was appointed as a member of the MMI Holdings Credit Approval Committee in June 2013. Lulama qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2006 after completing her articles at Standard Bank and has passed the Level II CFA Examination. She has gained extensive experience in Credit and Investment Risk Analysis through various roles at Standard Bank and MMI Holdings Ltd.
Buhle Hanise - Secretariat
Buhle Hanise qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2009 after serving her articles at KPMG in the Information and Consumer Markets division. Through her dedication and passion in the auditing field, she received an Encore Award in recognition for performance, commitment and contribution towards KPMG’s growth and success. Buhle is a Senior Account Manager at the IDC in the Workout & Restructuring department. Buhle is responsible for managing and formulating plausible solutions for distressed clients, clients in business rescue and maximizing recovery for the IDC by formulating turnaround strategies and or financial restructurings. Buhle completed an Advanced Course in Business Rescue Practice from the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA). She also completed a Development Finance Programme from University of Stellensbosch (USB) Business School. In 2014, she obtained an Advanced Certifi...Read more >>
Phuthanang Motsielwa - Strategic Alliances
Phuthanang Motsielwa qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. She studied Bachelor of Accountancy at the University of the Witwatersrand from 2001 to 2004.
She thereafter did her articles at PwC from 2005, where she did audit and accounting consulting.
She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in December 2007 after passing the Qualifying exams in 2005 and 2006. She then moved to Sasol where she was in the Corporate Finance department. In 2010 she started at PSTM as one of the founding members of PSTM Chartered Accountants, where she is currently. She currently serves on the audit committee of the South African Human Rights Commission, and is a non-executive Board member of the South African National Energy Development Institute as well as the chair of the audit committee of SANEDI. She is also on the audit commi...Read more >>
Konehali Gugushe- School Initiatives & Student Chapters
Pumla Molope - Marketing & PR
Investment Analyst at Absa Asset Management, prior to joining Absa she was a treasury Accountant at RMB.
Nokukhanya Sithole- Western Cape
Mamosa Dlothi - WC Chairperson
Mamosa is the senior financial Accountant at Old Mutual, she served her articles with Deloitte and qualified as chartered Accountant in 2009