Zama Khanyile completed her articles at KPMG, passing both qualifying exams at first attempt, following her BCom Honours degree in Accounting at the University of Johannesburg. She has also completed deal-making training at the Industrial Development Corporation’s Academy. Following her articles, Zama remained at KPMG as an Audit Manager in the Information and Consumer Markets division, before moving onto new ventures. She has primarily worked in development finance with notable experience in financial analysis, risk identification and risk mitigation, and today is a Fund Manager at the National Empowerment Fund, in charge of uMnotho Fund, the Corporate Finance division of the NEF which deals with acquisitions, new ventures and expansions. She also oversees the NEF’s Women Empowerment Fund which finances businesses that are majority-owned and man...Read more >>
Buhle Hanise - Deputy President
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 >>
Lebogang Senne - Professional Development
Lebogang Senne completed her articles in 2009 in the Information and Consumer Markets division of KPMG. Following various roles mainly within the financial services industry, she returned to KPMG where she was a Senior Manager in the IFRS Technical Accounting Department. Her role involved the provision of IFRS guidance and opinions on complex accounting and regulatory matters to clients as well as the preparation and presentation of IFRS training. Led by her passion for education, Lebogang volunteered to serve on the AWCA subcommittee responsible for the execution of the AWCA APT Preparatory Workshops. She also serves on the SAICA Initial Professional Development Committee, which bears the overall responsibility for all aspects related to the qualification process towards the Charted Accountant and Associate General Accountant designation. Lebogang recently completed her MBA at GIBS...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 >>
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 >>
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 a Chartered Accountant (SA) with over 13 years experience in the financial services industry including banking and insurance. Lulama serves on the board of the African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA) Forum and leads stakeholder engagement through the Strategic Alliances portfolio of the AWCA. Lulama completed her articles at Standard Bank and is currently employed as a senior manager within the Balance Sheet Management Function of MMI Holdings Ltd. Lulama’s experience amongst others’, includes roles in Finance, Credit Risk, Strategy and Balance Sheet Management at Standard Bank Group Ltd and currently at MMI Holdings Ltd. She is currently a member of the Balance Sheet Management Exco and Credit Risk Forum within MMI Holdings. She serves as a trustee on the Masikhulise Enterprise and Supplier Development Trust which aims to support the development of black sup...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 >>
Pumla Molope - Marketing & PR
Pumla Molope has served as a Chartered Accountant for some of South Africa’s largest and best-known firms, including her previous role as Head of Finance and Executive Associate to the CFO at Discovery Health, and Accountant at RMB. She also spent four months working and living in Lagos, Nigeria, while on secondment to the KPMG Nigeria office. Today, she is a Fund Manager for Visio Capital Management. Pumla has completed several post-graduate qualifications, including the Captains of Industry Management Programme at Henley Business School, a Board Leadership course at Duke University, and a post-graduate Emerging Markets and Country Risk Analysis summer study course at Fordham University in New York, USA. She is known for her dedication and energy, as well as being a hard-working and results-oriented person who works equally well on her own and in...Read more >>
Nokukhanya Sithole- Western Cape
Nokukhanya Sithole is a financial manager at Sanlam, a role she’s held since September 2013. Prior to that, she worked at CSG International, Shell and PKF South Africa where she held various positions in Finance, Group Reporting, Reporting & Business Planning, Audit and Advisory. Nokukhanya serves on the board of African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA), where she is the Regional Chair for the Western Cape. A qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of SAICA and AWCA, Nokukhanya is passionate about education and skills development. She also completed the Management Advancement Programme at Stellenbosch Business School. She is passionate about women empowerment and believes that what is going to sustain Africa in the long run is the empowerment of women and young girls as their empowerment tends an inter-generational impact on health and education that benefits societi...Read more >>
Mamosa Dlothi - Woman of Substance
Mamosa Dlothi studied BCom Accounting at the University of Cape Town and completed her articles at Deloitte in 2009. She has since also received a post-graduate certificate in Emerging Markets and Country Risk Analysis from Fordham University in New York, USA. Following her CA(SA) qualification, Mamosa joined Old Mutual, where she worked as a Senior Financial Accountant in Retail Mass Market segment, Executive Assistant to the Old Mutual Emerging Markets (OMEM) Group FD and the Head of Reporting and business analysis for Old Mutual Southern and East Africa regions. She then moved to Old Mutual Nigeria, and today is the Commercial Executive for the Old Mutual West Africa region, responsible for strategy and business performance for both Ghana and Nigeria businesses. Mamosa is passionate about people development and making a difference in the communities she is in, which has le...Read more >>
Phetogo Mahlangu - Professional Development
Phetogo Mahlangu completed her articles at KPMG to qualify as a Chartered Accountant, following which she obtained a post-graduate diploma in Applied Accounting Sciences from UNISA. She stayed on at KMPG for several years, delivering audit services to the financial industry, with a focus on the insurance sector. Phetogo currently serves as the Regulatory Reporting Manager and Investment Valuations Specialist at Munich Reinsurance Company of Africa Limited where she looks after regulatory reporting, the annual financial statements, and the unlisted investments portfolio. Her strong work ethic and high performance saw her selected as one of the 14 participants in the company’s talent management programme, FUEL (FUture Excellence In Leadership) during 2015. Phetogo has served, and continues to serve, in several leadership positions, including on the board of AWCA, the MRoA Staff Associ...Read more >>
Vuyokazi Makhubalo - Leadership Academy
Vuyo Makhubalo completed her BCom Accounting at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2002, and her BCompt Honours through UNISA in 2005, obtaining her CA (SA) qualification in 2009, following her articles at SAB&T. After her articles, she worked at Eskom as a Financial Accountant. She subsequently worked at ABSA as a business analyst from 2010 until 2012, after which she joined MCC Contracts as Commercial Manager until 2017. She is currently at Cummins as an Operations Manager. Thanks to her wide exposure to various industries, from banking to mining, she has gained significant experience in financial reporting, risk management, strategy, commercial evaluation of projects or new initiatives, as well as assessing viability of projects. Today, Vuyo helps young African women achieve their goals of qualifying as Chartered Accountants through her leadership role at AWCA. She is a pass...Read more >>
Gugu Mayisela - Leadership Academy & Entrepreneurs Forum
Gugulethu Mayisela holds a BCom and Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from UCT. She completed her articles at The South African Breweries Limited. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Management Accountant. Following her articles, she worked for SAB as a Financial Planner, where she developed a passion for business operations and leading financial processes. She later joined Chevron South Africa as a Corporate Tax Specialist and led a large-scale implementation project when VAT was legislated in Swaziland. She remained in the oil and gas industry when she joined Shell South Africa in the role of Retail Economics Manager. She then moved onto her current role in Shell as a Retail Finance Manager for South Africa, where she looks after a portfolio of more than 650 service stations and serves on several leadership teams. Gugulethu is passionate about gender activism a...Read more >>