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About Accounting iNdaba 2023
This year’s theme, “Paving the Way for Success: The Crucial Role of Agility and Ethics in the Accountancy World,” will explore how accountancy professionals can stay ahead in today’s fast-paced and demanding environment.
Through insightful presentations, panel discussions, and interactive workshops, industry experts will share their knowledge and experience on embracing agility and maintaining ethical standards to ensure success in the field. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your peers, learn from the best, and stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of accountancy.
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Darrel is a former member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), having completed a ten-year term on 30 September 2020. While he was with the IASB, he chaired the IASB Emerging Economies Group and the IASB SME Implementation Group and was a Board advisor on the Extractives, Rate Regulated, IFRS 9, IFRS 16 and IFRS 17 projects.
Prior to joining the IASB, he was the Chief Financial Officer of FirstRand Banking Group.
Ettiene started his studies in financial accounting and auditing, with under graduate and bachelor studies in accounting, corporate procedure, and forensic auditing (UJ and UNISA); with post graduate studies in the interpretation and drafting of contracts, trust law, taxation, and international tax (UJ, UP, NWU, and UNISA). He recently continued his studies completing the Advanced Professional Certificate in International Taxation (IBFD), Financial Modelling and Analysis (UCT), and Management (University of London and London Business School).
He completed his audit and accounting articles at an auditing firm in Johannesburg.
With more than two and a half decades of experience as a practicing financial accountant, accounting officer, and tax practitioner, Ettiene was a partner of, and the financial director for an accounting and tax advisory firm based in Johannesburg from 2000 till 2009, where he was involved in compliance and providing advice to numerous large corporate in a number of key industries.
During 2009, Ettiene started his own practice, which specialises in corporate and tax law advice and compliance. During 2017 and 2018 Ettiene was a tax and exchange control specialist for a large international law firm.
Ettiene was the chief editor and co-author of the Practical Tax Handbook for SMMEs (2003 – 2010); technical editor for SAIPA’s Professional Accountant and Tax Professional magazines/journals (since 2010); a regular speaker at update and training seminars/webinars, and regular contributor to various publications and media.
Since 2011, Ettiene has been an evaluator for the SAIPA annual Tax Thesis competition (previously Norton Rose Fulbright, and Deneys Reitz), evaluating thesis submissions at Honours, Masters, and Doctoral levels.
Since 2017, a guest lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand for the Tax Honours programme.
Chairperson of the National Tax and RCB/Stakeholders (SARS and National Treasury) Committees (since 2006) managing stakeholder relationships; member of the Technical and Standards Committee of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (2004 – 2016). Regularly commenting on new and draft legislations and regulations, before Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance, National Treasury, and SARS.
In 2021 appointed as a member of the SAIPA Centre of Future Excellence (CoFE).
He served as a member of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants Disciplinary/Appeals Committee, appointed to the Appeals panel as from 2014, and as from 2019 appointed to the Investigation Committee.
In 2016 was awarded the SAIPA certificate of appreciation for my contributions to the Institute and industry.
Was an elected member for two years to the FASSET (SETA for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and other financial services) Management Board, Chairman of the Finance Committee, also serving on the Remuneration, and Executive Committees.
Member of the working group for the development and drafting of the financial reporting standards for Non-Public Entities as issued by SAICA and ECSAFA.
Ettiene consulted to the Davis Tax Committee’s sub-committees on SME taxation policy and international tax – BEPS (base erosion and profit shifting), and comment on various draft reports issued by the Committee (including VAT and Estate Tax).
Ettiene holds membership with the Institute of Directors, the South African Institute of Professional Accountants, and the Centre of Tax Excellence, Institute of Financial Accountants (UK), Institute of Public Accountants (Australia), and Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Ireland).
Registered with SARS as a tax practitioner, and registered as a FSCA (previously the FSB) compliance officer, certified as an Independent Reviewer (SAIPA).
SAIPA Managing Director: Centre of Future Excellence (CoFE)
Faith Ngwenya is the Managing Director: Centre of Future Excellence (CoFE) at the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) – one of the country’s leading accountancy institutes, representing and supporting its members to fulfil the increasing demands of businesses in South Africa’s growing economy by equipping the Professional Accountant (SA) with the latest knowledge, techniques and accreditation required to render key services.
Her current position involves, amongst other things, providing technical support to professional accountants; commenting on proposed new or amendment to legislation and accounting standards; and lobbying with government on behalf of professional accountants and SMEs.
Faith represents SAIPA at various international and national stakeholder meetings such as International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA), Small and Medium-sized Practitioners, Edinburgh Group; World Bank Technical Group of Doing business in SA, Association of BEE Professionals (ABP), South African Revenue Services (SARS); Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC); and the Accounting Standards Board (ASB).
She holds BCom, BCom Honours, and Masters in Accountancy degrees; is Professional Accountant (SA) a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and a member of the Institute of Directors (SA).
Firdoze Abdool Sattar
Associate Director: Tax Technology Consulting , Deloitte Africa Tax & Legal
Firdoze is a qualified CA (SA) by profession and she is an Associate Director in the South Africa Tax Technology Consulting (TTC) team. Firdoze’s focus areas within TTC includes tax risk governance and management, tax technology and management of Africa tax compliance through the Deloitte Global Tax Centre for Africa. Her role also involves assisting organisations in looking at their processes and transforming their tax functions and operating models.
Dr. Hanlie Smuts
Associate Professor: Department of Informatics – University of Pretoria
Dr Hanlie Smuts is an Associate Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of Pretoria since September 2017. Prior to that and during her tenure in industry, her role aimed to deliver consistent, customer relevance across all digital touch points, to empower customers through convenient and effective self-service, and to drive growth through personalised digital offerings. Through a deeper understanding of the digital and adjacent ecosystems, she championed transformation to digital and the need for collaboration and knowledge sharing in this context. Her thorough understanding of the digital and adjacent ecosystems also enabled her to implement digital financial solutions for the mass markets in South, East and West Africa. As knowledge worker, knowledge management formed an inherent part of her role or was a direct output of her accountability. She therefore pursued her academic study in the knowledge management field and her current research focuses on information systems and the organisation, with particular emphasis on digital transformation, disruptive technologies (4IR and Society 5.0) and the management of big data. The combination of these research areas enables cross-domain research in the field of knowledge visualisation as an organisational tool, as well as collaboration between human and machine knowledge (artificial intelligence and machine learning) for knowledge-related work. Dr. Smuts has published several academic papers, book chapters and popular press articles in her field of study.
Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman
Founder and Chairman of Gift of the Givers
Dr Sooliman was born in Potchefstroom, in South Africa’s North West Province, on 07 March 1962.
He attended Sastri College in Durban and matriculated in 1978, going on to study medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Medical School, qualifying as a medical doctor in 1984.
Dr Sooliman commenced private practice in Pietermaritzburg in 1986, but chose to close his flourishing practice in mid-1994, choosing instead to focus his attention on Gift of the Givers Foundation, which he had founded in early August 1992. His establishment of Gift of the Givers Foundation was the consequence of a message Dr Sooliman, then aged 30, received from Sufi Sheikh Muhammed Saffer Effendi al Jerrahi, his spiritual leader in Istanbul, Turkey, who called on him to serve all people of all races, of all religions, of all colours, of all classes, of all political affiliations and of any geographical location… a calling he honoured then and continues to honour today.
His endeavour in this regard has seen Gift of the Givers Foundation emerge as one of the most respected humanitarian organisations in the world and is today the largest disaster response agency of African origin anywhere on the continent.
Since 1992, Dr Sooliman has steered the organisation to many Notable Achievements and World Firsts, including:
- Implementing 21 different categories of projects;
- Delivering well in excess of R5 billion rand of aid;
- Coming to the assistance of millions of people in no fewer than 45 countries across the globe, inclusive of South Africa;
- Designing and developing, in 1993, the world’s first and only containerised mobile hospital of its kind, which was deployed in Bosnia and has been compared by CNN to any of the best hospitals in Europe;
- Designing the world’s first containerised primary health-care unit in 1994;
- Innovating the world’s first groundnut-soya high-energy and protein supplement, known as Sibusiso Ready Food Supplement, in 2004. The supplement has proved ideal for people suffering from such conditions of HIV/AIDS, TB, malnutrition, cancer and other debilitating disorders;
- Heading the first organisation in the history of South Africa to have received R60 million from Government for the design and successful roll-out of 204 000 food parcels;
- Alleviating problems associated with a ravaging drought in South Africa by drilling 550 boreholes;
- Received 10 Honorary Doctorates;
- Rescuing 64-year-old Ena Zizi alive, after being trapped under rubble for eight days without food or water, little oxygen and a fractured hip, in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake of 2010. This was a world first for an African organisation involved in earthquake search and rescue outside Africa.
Jashwin Baijoo is the Head of Strategic Engagement and Compliance.
He holds both an LLB, and LLM degree, specialising in International Tax and Business Law. Jashwin has 5 years of legal experience in various aspects of South African and international law.
He is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa with both practical litigation and consulting experience. He has worked in law firms focusing on dealing with litigation and commercial disputes.
Jashwin moved from the pure practice of law to the consulting industry and has entrenched himself within tax law, specifically dealing with the elements of cross-border taxation, corporate incorporations and compliance, and international regulatory applications.
Dr. Johan Steyn
Johan Steyn is a Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence advocate and thought leader. He was recognised by Swiss Cognitive as one of the top 50 global voices on AI. He was previously a Research Fellow at the School of Data Science and Computational Thinking at Stellenbosch University and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the School of Business at Woxsen University. He was a finalist for the 2022 IT Personality of the Year Award.
The Business Doctor MD at I am an Entrepreneur | GIBS MBA Candidate
Keitumetse Lekaba is the Managing Director at I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR. In her current role, she directs and leads all business operations and manages the strategy, development, and implementation of ESD Programmes for multi-national companies. With over 15 years of experience, she has led the implementation of Enterprise and
Supplier Development (ESD) Programmes for companies such as Coca Cola
Beverages South Africa, Exxaro Mine, Harmony Gold, Sasol, Reckitt Benckiser,
Barloworld, SA Tourism, Telkom, Good Year and many more.
Keitumetse is a Guest Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg’s Centre of Entrepreneurship, as well as a Speaker and Masterclass Host.
Having graduated with a Bachelors in Accounting and Honours in Taxation from the University of Johannesburg, Keitumetse’s journey has been focused on Tax Compliance, Finance, Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD), SMME Funding and Strategy. She’s currently studying towards her Masters degree at GIBS.
Entrepreneurship is the heartbeat of our economy and Keitumetse’s passion for an
inclusive entrepreneurial eco-system has pushed her in elevating the SMME sector by building sustainable SMMEs to ensure long-term economic viability in South Africa and beyond. As a speaker, she passionately spreads the message of building sustainable businesses through her insights and lessons learnt throughout her journey.
Keitumetse is a Co-Founder of Mediwell Medical Centre in Johannesburg, as well as the Founder of Karabo Business Solutions. Outside of Finance and SMME Development, she is the Founder and Chairperson of Goddess Girls, an NGO facilitating girl child mentorship in Soweto.
Keitumetse has a passion for human and business development, business coaching and sustainability of SMMEs. She is an exceptional leader, with charisma and extensive knowledge in her field.
Khanyisa Cingo-Ngandu CA (SA), Director and Head of Tax
Khanyisa Cingo-Ngandu is the Head of Tax at SNG Grant Thornton. She is a qualified CA(SA) with more than 13 years of experience within the Tax arena. With a great deal professionalism and passion for her work and the Tax industry, Khanyisa progressed through the ranks until she was appointed the first female director to lead the Tax division of the firm. Her vast portfolio includes the South African Revenue Service (SARS), commercial and consulting. Her specialisation includes corporate tax advisory, taxation of REITS, corporate restructuring and tax digitalization. Khanyisa has championed the use of technology and data to monitor tax trends and manage cash-flows for her clients. Through her leadership, the SNG Grant Thornton Tax division has developed a number of innovative solutions intended to revolutionise the way businesses see indirect taxes and fixed assets in particular. She leads key tax collaborations between South Africa and Grant Thornton member firms in the African region.
Head: Stakeholder Relations South African Revenue Service
He is a senior executive who has risen through the ranks of the organisation, having worked in enforcement and in the legal departments of SARS, amongst others.
Mr Kingon joined the then Receiver of Revenue in Pretoria 38 years ago and has occupied various roles within SARS Operations which included Legal Interpretation, Enforcement, Business Systems and Operational Support.
He also served as acting Commissioner for about 18 months until the appointment of the current Commissioner.
He was very closely involved with a subcommittee of the Katz Commission responsible for the Non-Profit Sector. This led to the current tax regime for Public Benefit Organisations and the eventual establishment of the Tax Exemption Unit within SARS that serves this sector.
Mr Kingon matriculated from Clapham High School, Pretoria (Class of 1981) and holds a Bachelor of Administration Degree from the University of South Africa.
CEO of Accounting Instincts Consultancy.
Based in Johannesburg, Mduduzi has led the firm since 2019 with his forward-thinking approach and unwavering adaptability to the ever-changing business landscape. Mduduzi is deeply passionate about accounting, finance, and data analytics, with a keen interest in nurturing the SMME’s ecosystem. Known for his collaborative spirit, he has effectively applied his knowledge and skills across diverse subject matters. Mduduzi promises to share valuable insights from his dynamic experience. Join us to learn from his lessons on adaptability, leadership, and business evolution
Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien was appointed as a full-time member of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) in June 2022, effective 15 July 2022.
Her career has been focused on building connections between business and sustainable development, working across multinational and indigenous companies, public institutions and civil society organisations—in Africa and Europe—to initiate sustainable development initiatives.
She served as the inaugural Group Chief Sustainability and Governance Officer of Dangote Industries Limited—one of Africa’s largest manufacturing businesses—from 2017 to 2020. In this role, she was responsible for developing the company’s sustainability culture, strategy and reporting across 14 countries.
Dr Nnoli-Edozien has also served on several boards, committees and initiatives focused on corporate culture, impact investing, sustainability reporting and governance.
She has a PhD in social ethics, cultural adaptation, sustainability and governance from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Germany and a Bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.
Director, Policy & Global Engagement
As Director, Policy & Global Engagement, Scott Hanson is responsible for coordinating IFAC’s engagement strategy with global organizations and non-accountancy stakeholders. Mr. Hanson also leads IFAC’s policy and advocacy related to anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and economic crime, and oversees IFAC’s engagement in donor-funded capacity building initiatives.
Mr. Hanson began his career in markets supervision roles at NYSE Regulation and FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) in New York, before transitioning into international regulatory policy at FINRA in Washington, DC.
Mr. Hanson then worked in regulatory policy within the European System of Financial Supervision at the Central Bank of Ireland (Dublin), touching on diverse policy areas across the Bank and leading the establishment of the Central Bank of Ireland’s Innovation Hub.
Mr. Hanson holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and has been to over 80 countries.
Chartered Director (SA), Professional Accountant (SA), Certified Business Advisor (SA)
Shahied Daniels, the Chief Executive of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), is an extremely knowledgeable, insightful, skilled, and highly experienced accountancy professional who is locally and internationally acclaimed as a thought leader in the accountancy profession. At various times during his career, he has been appointed to different leadership positions in the accountancy profession. An example is when the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) appointed him in 2005 as the Chief Executive of SAIPA. His leadership achievements led to him in 2014 receiving the Top 50 Global Accountancy Power Award; an award which is conferred by the subscribers and the editorial team at “The Accountancy” and “International Accountancy Bulletin”. This prestigious award celebrates the 50 most powerful people in the accountancy profession.
In addition to serving on the boards of the Pan African Foundation of Accountants (PAFA) and the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), he is honoured to have served as Chairman of the Edinburgh Group in the United Kingdom, recently being requested to continue serving for a second term.
Amongst his many professional appointments, Mr Daniels has served from 2011 to 2014 and since 2019 as Chairman of the Forum of Accounting Bodies (FAB), and from 2013 to 2015 and since 2019 as a member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa. From 2013 to 2015 he served as a member of IFAC’s Professional Accountancy Organization Development Committee (PAODC), since 2020 as the Chairman of the Edinburgh Group (EG) – a Global Advocacy Group, and from 2007 to 2015 and since 2019 he served as a member of the International Federations of Accountants (IFAC) Chief Executive Strategic Forum.
He has inter alia made many presentations at various prestigious forums, which includes the 2015 African Congress of Accountants (ACOA) in Mauritius on “Africa Rising – Partnering for Results”; he presented a paper at the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) in 2014, Italy on “Development of Professional Accountancy Organizations”; being the guest speaker in 2013 at the ANAN, Nigeria Presidential Dinner speaking on “International Collaboration for the Enhancement of the Accountancy Profession”; being the guest speaker in 2007 at DUT Commerce Graduation Ceremony , speaking on the “Ethical Values of Professionals”; and in 2007 participating as a member of the IFAC’s 30th Anniversary Round Table Discussions, South Africa.
In addition, he in 2023 presented a paper at ACOA in Ivory Coast on “The Professional Accountant’s role in building resilient and agile Businesses and Governments in Africa”; in 2023 served as Chairman of a Jury presiding over the Institute of Chartered Accountants India (ICAI) International Research Awards; in 2022 served as a PAFA Governance Review Panellist; and has since 2021 served on the PAFA CEO Advisory Panel and since 2023 as the Chairman of the PAFA Audit and Risk Committee (ARC).
Mr. Daniels is a highly respected member of numerous Professional Organizations, which include the Institute of Directors (IOD) UK, the Institute of Directors (IOD) South Africa, the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) Australia, and the Namibian Institute of Professional Accountants (NIPA). To further his preparedness as leader in a digital world, in 2023 he has also completed a course in Data Science Leadership for Executives and a Masterclass on Future Foresight Leadership.
Ms Yanga Mputa is the newly appointed and first female Tax Ombud, joining the Office of the Tax Ombud (OTO) in July 2023. She is an Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and holds prestigious qualifications, including B.Proc, LLB, PG-Dip Tax, LLM, and M-Com International Tax. With over 20 years of combined experience working for the National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service (SARS), she brings extensive experience and expertise in tax law and policy to her new position.
Her career began as a Candidate Attorney with the Legal Aid Board’s Human Rights Centre and Legal Aid Clinic from 1996 to 1999. Since then, she has held various senior positions in organisations such as Arthur Andersen, SARS, and National Treasury. At SARS, she served as a Tax Specialist in Large Business Centre and Head Office components from 1999 to 2001 and 2009 to 2014 respectively. Within National Treasury’s Legal Tax Design unit, she advanced from Deputy Director (International Tax) in 2003-2006 to Director (International Tax) between 2006 and 2009. This was before taking over as Chief Director: Legal Tax Design within Tax Policy from 2014 until June 2023.
Ms Mputa has extensive tax technical skills and experience encompassing personal income tax for high-net-worth individuals and expatriates, employment tax issues, retirement tax matters, business tax aspects, exemptions and incentives, international tax affairs, exchange control issues related to tax, and financial sector taxation topics, and has built up a formidable toolbox of expertise.
As the new Tax Ombud, she envisions the Office becoming structurally and operationally independent of SARS. Her priorities also include ensuring the Office continues to be a beacon of hope to taxpayers by striving to provide a better service, becoming accessible to all taxpayers, including underserved communities, and acting as a mechanism that helps resolve taxpayer complaints with SARS.