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There's an air of expectation in the Johannesburg City Hall as the audience settles down prior to the arrival of the evening's star attraction, Sergei Nakariakov. An attractive dark-haired young man in trendy clothes, Nakariakov looks as if he could be a contestant in Idols. But he is no short-term pop sensation. The young Russian trumpeter has been hailed as a musical genius in the class of Paganini and Caruso.
It's 8.30am on a damp, Saturday winter morning in Cape Town, but still the lecture room at Share Direct is full. The people in the audience don't look like stockbrokers in suits and ties. They're ordinary people -- a teacher, a travel agent, a construction worker. What they all have in common, though, is the realisation that each will need to get the most out of their current income if they are to enjoy financial freedom in the years that lie ahead.
Cultural diversity is close to the heart of Stella M Nkomo, a professor at Unisa's Graduate School of Business Leadership, who has studied the role of race and gender in the corporate world. Her recently published book (co-written with fellow American academic Ella Bell), Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and the Struggle for Professional Identity, is based on eight years of research on women who have reached top management positions in the United States.
The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality
Municipalities are in complete disarray, with many of them flagged by the auditor-general for deliberate lack of accountability and tolerance for transgressions by political and administrative leadership while billions are squandered.
SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector
Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well
MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East
'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'