SAICA Profiles

Last Updated Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:17:34 PM


Fanisa Lamola CA(SA)

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Her professional career started in 1995 at Anglo American, after which she then joined JP Morgan Securities as a Management Accountant. She progressed to join KPMG, Polokwane Office, in the position of Manager Municipal Finance. She later joined the Limpopo Provincial Treasury where she worked as the Provincial Accountant General.
Prior to joining SAICA in May 2012, Lamola was the City Manager for the City of Polokwane, a move that bolstered the city's good governance standing and socio-political profile as she was the first female municipal manager to be appointed by the city.
She served on various committees and councils, including being the chairperson of the Limpopo University Advisory Council for the School of Accounting.
Being a hard worker and a dedicated achiever, Lamola acquired more than ten years of her experience at higher management level, both in the private and public sector. The experience has given her a very clear understanding of the constitutional and legislative environment.

Nasiegh Hamdulay

Senior Executive: Strategy Management, Assurance and Research

Nasiegh Hamdulay, a South African chartered accountant, studied at the University of Cape Town and trained with Ernst & Young. He left Ernst & Young as a Senior Audit Manager to join Old Mutual Asset Managers as credit analyst, before joining SAICA in 2007.
He has represented SAICA on various external committees including the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Academic Advisory Committee, the KPMG Audit Committee Forum and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) Advisory Committee.
The President of South Africa has elected Chantyl to serve for another term on the Presidential Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Council . Through SAICA Chantyl is currently running a R200 million project with the Department of Higher education and Training to assist TVET colleges in the area of financial capacity building as well as HR issues.

Chantyl Mulder CA(SA)

Executive Director: Nation Building

Chantyl Mulder joined SAICA in 1999 to head up the Education and Training division which was newly set up after the education and training of CAs moved from the IRBA to SAICA. A year later when SAICA got its first African CEO, Chantyl was tasked with the responsibility of coming up with relevant programmes that would transform the profession’s new members joining to be reflective both in terms of race and gender . In 2002 Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund was established and the first programme in the Eastern Cape was launched, which included the capacity building of the University of Fort Hare. The Thuthuka Bursary Fund was established in 2005, then The Hope Factory in 2006 and the AAT(SA) in 2010. Over the last years since inception, nearly R2 billion has been raised for all these initiates and programmes.
Chantyl is the Chairman of the AAT(SA). She is a former CUT Council member and is currently a WSU Council member and chair of the Finance Committee as well as a member of The Technical Working Group which advises the Human Resource development Council, chaired by the Deputy President, on human resource development in South Africa - which is a ministerial appointment.
The President of South Africa has elected Chantyl to serve for another term on the Presidential Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Council . Through SAICA Chantyl is currently running a R200 million project with the Department of Higher education and Training to assist TVET colleges in the area of financial capacity building as well as HR issues.

Gugu Makhanya

Senior Executive Nation Building

Gugu Makhanya, SAICA's Transformation and Growth Project Director manages the Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund allocated projects (at school, undergraduate and QE levels) from proposal and fundraising stage through to contracting, implementation, monitoring, reporting and closure.
She holds a B Admin degree from the University of Zululand, Honours in Industrial Psychology from the University of KwaZulu Natal, Higher Diploma in Corporate Law and Project Management & Public Relations Certificates.
Makhanya has extensive experience in project management. Before joining SAICA, she worked as a recruitment consultant at Quest Personnel after which she joined NBS Bank now BoE. She also worked briefly as a public relations officer for an interior decorating warehouse.

Mandi Olivier CA(SA)

Senior Executive: Professional Development

Mandi Olivier CA(SA), who started at SAICA in 2005 has overall responsibility for all aspects related to pre-qualification as a CAs(SA) within the Professional Development unit. This includes Education, Exams and Training. The Professional Development unit forms part of Nation Building.
Her responsibilities include developing and implementing strategy for the Professional Development Unit, overseeing the setting and administration of the Qualifying Exams (Part I and Part II), defining the competency framework for CAs(SA) at entry level into the profession, overseeing training and the training requirements, and the strategy and implementation of the Professional Development unit.
Before joining SAICA, Olivier was an Associate Director: Assurance Learning at Deloitte, where she was responsible for education and training. Previously she worked as an audit manager at Deloitte.
Olivier has served previously on the Fasset Management Board, the Fasset Audit and Risk Committee and as a technical advisor on IFAC’s International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB).

Willi Coates

Senior Executive: Marketing and Communications

Willi Coates has over 35 years' experience in marketing, sales and communications in the financial services industry, including more than 25 years in the chartered accountancy profession.
He holds a B Com, B Com Honours and M Com (Economics) from The University of the Free State.
Before joining SAICA, Coates was the sales and marketing director at Ernst & Young and before that, a senior marketing manager at First National Bank.
Coates' current role at SAICA includes publishing SAICA's Accountancy SA and XL (Excel) magazines, maintaining the CA(SA) brand and promoting the image of SAICA among its various stakeholders.  He has served for 5 years as a Trustee of the SAICA Pension Fund and is the Chairman of SAICA tender committee.

Welsh Gwaza

Senior Executive: Legal & Governance

Welsh Gwaza joined SAICA in 2014. Welsh is an admitted attorney and notary public and he holds 2 (two) Master of Laws (LLM), LLB and BA degrees. Previously, Welsh was a legal advisor at The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited, and at Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

Pieter Faber

Senior Executive: Tax Legislation and Practitioners

Pieter Faber has more than 13 years’ experience in tax law and policy having extensively consulted in employees tax, income tax, tax administration and tax disputes. Before Pieter joined SAICA in March 2015, he was 10 years with the PwC Tax Division with most of that time in Tax Technical after which he was the Technical Executive for the SA Institute of Tax Professionals. In addition to his Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Taxation, Pieter holds both a Masters in Law degree (Import & Export Law) as well and Masters in Commerce degree (International Tax).
Pieter assumes responsibility for member support in tax in both the legislative and tax operations fields as well and ensuring the proper regulation of SAICA’s registered tax practitioners. His division also engages with various stakeholders including the Tax Ombud, SARS, National Treasury and Parliament in the interest of both the chartered accountancy profession and the broader public.

Julius Mojapelo CA(SA)

Senior Executive: Public Sector

Julius is a Chartered Accountant (SA), Registered Auditor and holds memberships of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IoDSA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors of South Africa (IIASA). Prior to joining SAICA Julius was the Senior Manager: Technical and Training at Nkonki Inc where his role included providing technical training and support Audit of Predetermined Objectives, Procurement and Contract Management, PFMA, MFMA and GRAP.
He is responsible for leading and managing the SAICA Public Sector division to enhance SAICA’s value propositions to members and stakeholder in public sector and the implementation of SAICA’s capacity building projects in public sector to improve financial management in departments, municipalities and other public institutions such as schools and tertiary institutions.

Thenji Sithole BSc, MBA, MComm

Senior Executive: Information Technology

Thenjiswe (Thenji) Sithole has a BSc. Computer Science and Mathematics (University of the Witwatersrand), an MBA (Bond University), and MComm (University of the Witwatersrand). Her current role within SAICA is to ensure alignment between business and IT strategy, oversee the IT business analysis, IT programme and project management, IT architecture, IT development, IT operations, and IT governance functions of SAICA. Thenji has both local and international experience within IT and has worked for the following companies: Liberty Life, Accenture, First National Bank, Standard bank and Real People.

Nwabisa Tsengiwe, MBA

Senior Executive: Marketing & Public Relations Nation Building

Nwabisa Tsengiwe joined SAICA in 2016 as head of marketing, communication and PR for the Nation Building division. She has an MBA (GIBS), an Honours Degree: Media Studies and BA (University of the Witwatersrand), as well as Project Management certification from the University of Pretoria. As one of the top 15% of students at Wits University, she has been a member of the Golden Key International Honours Society since 2005.
She has also worked for Wits University, as a tutor for first and second year media students. Before leaving corporate to pursue her MBA, Nwabisa was head of Corporate Communications for the CSIR and later joined the Shanduka Group’s enterprise development arm, Shanduka Black Umbrellas, as Communications Manager.
She also has experience working in the public sector, having been Deputy Director: Media Research and Writing at the Department of Environmental Affairs and as an Assistant Director in the GCIS’ media policy and analysis unit. Nwabisa has also worked in brand building and insights, being an Analyst with Media Monitoring SA and Account Associate at international consumer research company, Kantar MillwardBrown, whose clients included the likes of Nestle, Coca-Cola and Unilever.