ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SAIBA

The Southern Africa Institute for Business Accountants
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Who we are

SAIBA is a voluntary accounting membership body with more than 6 500 members. Members fall into membership tiers, according to experience and qualifications. By joining our community of accounting professionals, members take the first step towards advancing their careers. SAIBA offers members accessible and recognisable designations that deliver opportunity. More than fifty percent of our members are employed in business, the public sector or academia. The remainder manage their own accountancy practices within the private sector.

SAIBA’s purpose is to develop a community of successful accounting professionals who excel in their career goals.

To achieve our purpose, we focus on three core functions:

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We are a proudly South African Institute that subscribes to the values incorporated in the South African Constitution and Bill of Rights Members and potential members are treated as individuals with unique needs, values, interests and career goals. We are here to help them reach these important career goal.

What we do

SAIBA was established in 1987 as one of many professional bodies within the accounting sector. SAIBA members were granted accounting officer status on 7 July 1996. Accreditation was also granted to the Institute in terms of the Namibian Close Corporations Act, 1988, on 13 June 2006. The Institute is registered as a Non-Profit Company (NPC) under the South African Companies Act, 71 of 2008. SAIBA members that have obtained the right to use a SAIBA designation have voting rights at the SAIBA Annual General Meeting (AGM) where the Board is elected.

In 2010 the executive team implemented a new strategy that repositioned SAIBA as an open professional body. This initiative had the potential of changing the face of the profession to be more inclusive and representative. As an open professional body SAIBA endeavoured to fundamentally change the way aspiring accountants accessed the profession. In 2015 SAIBA appointed a new board that is taking the body to its next stage.

OUR TEAM

The Southern African Institute for Business Accountants (SAIBA) has a dedicated team, led by CEO, Nicolaas van Wyk. Our team’s purpose is to give members and potential members the best SAIBA experience and to help them develop their accounting career. Here are our team members.

Chantelle Booyens

Chief Financial Officer

Fikile Simelane

Business Consultant

Yvonne Nell

Executive PA

Wendy Mutshena

Membership Supervisor

Shandukani Manyaka

Education Manager

Penly Matjila

Office Administrator

Inottous Ramoshaba

Domestic Worker

Jabu Hobyane

Business Consultant

Kefilwe Mabua

CPD Compliance Officer

Martha Motshegwa

Bookkeeper

Melissa Voller

Compliance Officer

Nomvula Lodi

Business Consultant

Philile Panda

Receptionist

Ros Hinchcliff

CPD & events Manager

Jen Smith

Business Consultant

OUR BOARD

 

Professor Dovhani Thakathi

Chairperson
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Professor Dovhani Thakathi

Professor Thakhathi is a professor of public administration with extensive experience in teaching, research and community engagement. He has addressed many conferences and events in more than 22 countries outside South Africa. He is a chairperson of various boards, councils and university committees. Professor Thakhathi was a member of a number of national initiatives including the Nelson Mandela Presidential Review Commission which came with good recommendations on the size and shape of the new public service. Professor Thakhathi has received many academic awards.

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Lerato Legadima

Non-Executive Director
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Lerato Legadima

The first female board member to join SAIBA, Lerato is an analytical thinker, who has proven her ability with Analytical Analysis. With an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch (USB) Business School, Lerato uses both her business and her problem-solving skills, consulting for various businesses. She has an accounting and business background, having worked for Nedcor Investment Bank as project accountant, the Citigroup Investment and Corporate Bankin London as a business analyst, as an accountant supervisor for Multichoice Africa Ltd, an accountant for Gautrain (Bombela Concession Company), and as a commercial business analyst for Sekoko Resources.

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Gronie Hluyo

Non-Executive Director
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Groenie Hluyo

Gronie has 23 years’ experience in the financial industry and currently holds the CFO position at the South African Football Association (SAFA). Here, his key responsibilities include strategic planning, budgets, authorisations, policies, committee management and administration, reviewing, auditing, statutory management, internal controls, cash management, procurement management, payroll management, pension fund administration, management of related departments and more. One of his achievements as running CFO is the development of the SAFA Financial Management System (FMS). Prior to his role at SAFA, Gronie worked at the Primeserv Group Limited as a financial controller, where he helped set up an internal audit department. He has also worked at Impala Platinum Limited as a shaft accountant.

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Stephen Corrigan

Non-Executive Director
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Stephen Corrigan

Stephen Corrigan obtained his B-Compt degree and completed his Articles of Clerkship with Ernst & Young in 1991, where after he decided to pursue a career in IT. He was appointed Managing Director of Pastel Accounting South Africa in 1999 and then Managing Director of Pastel Payroll until 2007. Stephen is currently the Managing Director of Palladium Business Solutions, a company that develops and distributes the Palladium Accounting and Acumatica Cloud ERP products throughout Africa.

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Pieter de Jager

Non-Executive Director

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Pieter de Jager

Biography to follow shortly

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Nicolaas van Wyk

Chief Executive Officer

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Nicolaas van Wyk

Nicolaas joined the SA Accounting Academy Pty Ltd in 2010 as a shareholder and director. The Academy offers seminars and technical training to the broader accounting profession. As a consultant to the Academy and to various professional bodies, both within and outside the accounting profession, he assists with developing course material, technical guides, new products, change management services and turnaround strategies. Prior to joining the Academy he was the Head of Technical for the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) respectively. As a result of his work with a number of professional bodies including SAIPA, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), ACCA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Accountants (ICBA), the Institute of Accounting and Commerce (IAC) and many others, he was approached by the then Southern African Institute for Business Accountants (SAIBA) Board in 2012 to help develop the institute’s technical division. During this time the Southern African Accounting Association (SAAA) was also appointed as the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider to SAIBA, an engagement that is still ongoing. Subsequent to his involvement as technical advisor and CPD provider he was elected as board member to SAIBA and later as acting CEO in January 2013. Nicolaas was officially appointed as the CEO of SAIBA in November 2013. Since 2013 SAIBA has grown from 500 members to more than 6 000. Nicolaas has extensive experience in management, strategy development, and project management and has developed numerous technical guides and presented on a number of technical accounting topics. He obtained his BCom in 1994 and his BCom Honours in 1995 from the University of Pretoria. In 2007 he completed his MBA through the Gordon Institute of Business Science. He has drafted numerous submissions and papers on the financial reporting requirements in the Close Corporations and Companies Act, and has also presented a number of seminars on these topics. During the initial stages of the Companies Act reform, Nicolaas acted as the coordinator for the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) Working Group on Company Formation.

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Chris van Dyk

Company Secretary
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Chris van Dyk

Biography available shortly

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Chantelle Booyens

Chief Financial Office
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Chantelle Booyens

Biography to follow shortly

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