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Virtual Wall of Honour and Remembrance

Only in their absence is the wealth of their presence truly revealed

In remembrance of lives we have lost

More than members, their personal commitment to the Profession and all that it stands for enriched the world they leave behind. We are proud to call them colleagues, friends, family.

DISCLAIMER: The individual profiles of members displayed on this page have been provided by family, friends or colleagues of the deceased. The Institute does not take responsibility for false claims, errors or omissions made by the submitter.

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If you know of a SAIPA member who has passed away this year for any reason, you are welcome to submit to connect@saipa.co.za

David Kalisilira

David went to the University of South Africa and received a Bachelor of Commerce specialising in Accounting and Auditing. He then went to further his studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal pursuing an Honours Degree in Accounting and Auditing. He also attended the University of Johannesburg where he obtained a Master’s Degree with a specialisation in Taxation, a field he was passionate about and excelled tremendously in.

LLoyd Theunissen

Death Be Not Proud

Bro Lloyd as he was passionately known was a humble; hard working, a friend to many, and a true #SAIPA Proud member. His dedication to the equal treatment of all accountants irrespective of professional body affiliation was his identity. Not fearing to challenge status quo in his humility and soft spoken voice. He paved way for SAIPA practitioner recognition with the Department of Education in pursuit of justice to the profession.

Ronald Jesse McAslin

SAIPA Member – West Rand, Johannesburg

Ronnie joined the Institute on 23 October 1983 and passed away 26 July 2021

Imam Hashim Salie

The SAIPA family has learnt with great sadness about the passing of Imam Hashim Salie. Mr Salie served in the past as a Board Member and as Chairperson of SAIPA’s Examinations Committee, where he passionately supported the development of competency-based assessments and the rubric grading system.

He was a valued member of the Project Achiever programme’s management team and played a pivotal role in ensuring compliance to the International Education Standards.

Theuns Buckle

It is with great sadness that our Region has lost a longstanding member and a friend to the terrible pandemic that is dictating life around the world.

Theuns Buckle became a SAIPA member on the 16 August 1993 and ran a very successful practice in a very nice seaside town called Kleinmond, a traditional holiday camping resort of the Cape Winelands (Boland) farmers. He was a well-respected professional and friend to all in his community adding value to all he assisted and dealt with and was very ably assisted by his wife in his busy practice.

Prof Berrie Stoop

SAIPA members and the accounting profession are saddened by the loss of Prof Berrie Stoop. He passed away on 20 May 2021. Berrie played an instrumental role in establishing the Professional Accountant qualification in South Africa. He was the first lecturer to train SAIPA clerks at the North West University where he built a formidable legacy over many years.

He developed the first syllabus for the training of accountants, he developed the final examination for students and he drafted the first qualifying examination paper for professional accountants. This ground-breaking academic achievement was subsequently duplicated by several of the country’s major universities.

Zweli Mabhoza

The profession and the SAIPA community has lost a giant in the Tax industry Mr Zweli Mabhoza, who passed away on 3 December 2020. Zweli has been a familiar face at the SAIPA Tax events, he has presented CPD workshops and was a regular guest and speaker at the annual Tax Breakfast events. He was a passionate Tax fundi who with his shy smile, would not tarry to challenge legislative amendments especially where it appeared to be unfair to the SME sector. Zweli will be dearly missed for his contribution to the SAIPA Tax publications, contributions to the our submissions on tax legislative amendments and most importantly his presence at our SAIPA events.

On behalf of the SAIPA board, management, staff and members we convey our deepest condolences to the Mabhoza family. May his soul rest in peace!

Joseph Munzhedzi Tshwihilowilo

On Sunday, 4 July 2020, Joseph Munzhedzi Tshiwilowilo, a SAIPA stalwart and Professional Accountant (SA) since 2003, a loving husband and father suddenly passed away.

Heidi Van Aswegen

SAIPA is saddened to announce the loss of its South Coast District Chair of the Eastern Region, Heidi Van Aswegen, who passed away on Thursday, 28 May 2020.

Constantino Papafotiou

Costa was a proud Professional Accountant (SA) who came up through SAIPA’s ranks. He ran a successful business and served as Committee Member for SAIPA’s Johannesburg District Association for 10 years.

George Kelly

George Kelly was elected as the Johannesburg Region’s first chair following the the re- launch of the SAIPA Johannesburg District at the Bloemfontein conference in 2001.