Meet our #SAIPAproud membersZiningi Mazibuko
My name is Ziningi Mazibuko, a 27-year-old from Durban. I completed my Matric in 2009 at Avonford Secondary School. Sadly, I was forced to take a gap year after school due to lack of funding. Thankfully, my cousin saw potential in me and offered to pay for my studies, enabling me to enrol for a National Diploma in Accounting at Mangosuthu University of Technology that I completed in 2013.
During 2014 I was part of the Guarantee Trust Work Readiness Trainee Accountant Programme. I started SAIPA articles in 2015 and by 2016 I enrolled for an Advanced Diploma in Accounting Sciences: Financial Accounting (CTA) at UNISA. After lots of hard work I was accepted in the SAIPA Project Achiever Extended Programme 2017 and wrote the SAIPA Professional Evaluation Exam by the end of that year, where I passed on my first attempt and became a qualified Professional Accountant (SA) also adding the Professional Tax Practitioner (SA) designation to my name. #SAIPAProud
1 August 2020 will mark my one-year anniversary since I have started my own Accounting Practice. Muna Accounting and Tax Services (Pty) Ltd is a 100% black female owned company specializing in accounting and tax services. Since Muna Accounting and Tax Services is still a young start-up we are ambitious and driven to establishing our name and grow our brand into a well-known business offering professional advice, services, and relationships to all our current and prospective clients.
One of our long-term goals is to be able to create employment opportunities for young professionals. For us to achieve this it is important that we create a working environment that is aligned with our goals. I am looking forward to taking part in the upcoming SAIPA Ambassador programme and have also been in contact with Mangosuthu University of Technology’s Alumni Office to offer motivational talks and career guidance to their students.
I would like to encourage each and every young professional during this pandemic to not limit themselves, to grab every opportunity that comes your way and to be open to learning new skills -because everything happens at its own pace and that’s the beauty of it.