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SAIPA Accounting iNdaba 2020

Hindsight > Insight > Foresight

Last year, SAIPA held its first ever Accounting iNdaba in Cape Town as a platform for finance & accounting practitioners to engage on the future of their profession, impacted by radical, disruptive technologies. The event was a resounding success.

Earn up to 6 Structured CPD hours

In 2020, we’re going even further. The 4th Industrial Revolution is well under way and the word is out: there will be no war between man and machine. Instead, integrating human and artificial capabilities will accelerate the speed of trade and industry like never before. By transforming hindsight to insight to foresight, professional accountants will bring predictability to gravity-defying enterprise initiatives and cement their role as trusted business advisors.




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As our first virtual conference, the Accounting iNdaba 2020 aims to keep you COVID-safe, coming to you live in the security of your own home. But it’s no TV show. Rather, you’ll experience a fully-interactive event that puts you at the centre of the excitement.

  • Watch presentations by some of the industry’s foremost thought leaders
  • Learn to leverage the power of Big Data, data analytics and AI to become the trusted business advisor of the future today
  • Discover how to operate effectively in a virtualised world of business
  • Network online with highly qualified professionals and decision makers
  • Get the added bonus of downloadable workshops and sessions
  • Benefit from our sponsor and exhibitor promotions
  • Earn up to 6 hours of CPD points by attending
Date: 4 November 2020
Time: 8:30 – 17:00
Venue: Your phone, tablet or browser. It’s our first virtual conference!
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How to Register

Take advantage of our early-bird pricing by registering now.
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We’re also making a major announcement about SAIPA and the future of the Professional Accountant (SA). Hear it first at the iNdaba!


Package Price (R) VAT (R) Total (R)
Early-bird special (until end of September only) 700.00 105.00 805.00
SAIPA member 950.00 142.50 1 092.50
Non-member 1 500.00 225.00 1 725.00
Student member 300.00 45.00 345.00


Our line-up stars some of the most sought-after presenters in the industry today.

Daniel Susskind

Dr Daniel Susskind explores the impact of technology, particularly artificial intelligence, on work and society. He is a Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford University, where he teaches and researches. He is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Future of the Professions, and the author of A World Without Work (January 2020), described by The New York Times as “required reading for any potential presidential candidate thinking about the economy of the future”. His TED Talk, on the future of work, has been viewed more than 1.5 million times.

Previously he worked in the British Government – as a policy adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, as a policy analyst in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and as a senior policy adviser in the Cabinet Office. He was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University.

Prof Lumumba

Prof. Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba

Professor PLO Lumumba is the Founder of the PLO Lumumba Foundation and a consultant with Lumumba and Lumumba Advocates, a member of the Africa Justice Group (AJG). He is an Advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanganyika and a certified mediator. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya FCPS (K), a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Management (FKIM) and Honorary Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (FAAS). He is the Chairman of Farafina Investment Group in Monrovia, Liberia and Economic Strategic Growth and Development Initiative for Africa based in Nigeria.

He has authored several books on diverse subjects. With several speeches on diverse subjects delivered in and outside Africa, Lumumba is recognized as one of the leading public speakers in Africa and the African in Diaspora. He is the founder of several organizations including the PLO Lumumba Foundation, a charitable organization that has been in operation since 1990. He has also been twice recognized as one of the 100 most influential Africans.

Arthur Goldstuck

Arthur Goldstuck is an acclaimed writer, analyst and speaker on technology trends. He was awarded SA’s Distinguished Service in ICT Award in 2013, and named ICT Ambassador by ORT SA in 2019 for his mentorship services.

He is author of 19 books and editor-in-chief of South Africa’s longest-running online consumer technology magazine, He writes a weekly tech trends column for the Sunday Times, South Africa’s largest-circulation newspaper.

He is founder of World Wide Worx, leading groundbreaking high-tech market research, and presents his insights to audiences around the globe, from CES in Las Vegas to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to AfricaCom in Cape Town.

Faith Ngwenya

Faith Ngwenya is the Technical & Standards Executive 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).

Prof. Hanlie Smuts

An Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria, with excellent management experience in the ICT industry, Professor Smuts is a strong proponent of business performance optimisation through digital transformation.

Prof. Rashied Small

SAIPA’s own Executive of Thought Leadership, Professor Small is the Institute’s champion for anticipating future trends and developing programmes that effectively prepare our members for them. He brings a wealth of insight to the iNdaba’s stage.

Prof. Tankiso Moloi

Tankiso is enthusiastic and passionate leader with interest in Global Financial Stability. Prior to his current role of a full-time Professor and the Head of Postgraduate Studies in Accountancy at the University of Johannesburg, he had previously been employed by the University of South Africa as a Director of Enterprise Risk Management and as a full-time Professor in the Department of Financial Governance, Anglo-American Kumba Iron Ore as a Chief Accountant Performance Reporting and a Chief Accountant Integrated Risk Management, and Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) as a Chief Financial Economist, Senior Financial Economist and Economist.

He has obtained a PhD in Finance, an MCom in Accounting, an MSc in Financial Management, an MA in International Relations and World Order, an Honours BCom in Accounting, a BCom in Accounting & Economics and a Programme for Management Development. he is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and a full-time member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), he is also a Professional Accountant (SA) and a full-time member of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants. Furthermore, he is a Charted Risk Analyst (CRA) with the International Academy of Financial Management.

His Research interest is in strategic global financial stability in the form of governance (corporate), enterprise risk management and assurance. Since his appointment in academia and research, Tankiso Moloi has published more than 50 research outputs in the form of articles (academic papers) and conference presentations / proceedings. His research work has appeared in international IBSS / ISI / Scopus peer reviewed and accredited journals. Locally, his research peer reviewed work has appeared in the Department of Higher Education and Training (DoHET) accredited journals. He has attended and presented in several international conferences.

As well as other expert speakers to be announced nearer the time.


Take advantage of our early-bird pricing by registering now.

Simply log on to MySAIPA and REGISTER!

After purchasing your ticket, you will receive a web link that gives you access to the webinar before the event.

Register now

Don’t have a MySAIPA profile. Simply create and account on MySAIPA and REGISTER.

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