SAICA Profiles

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Terence Nombembe

Dr. Terence Nombembe, CA(SA) Chief Executive Officer Terence Mncedisi Nombembe studied at both the University of Transkei where he completed his Bachelor of Commerce in 1982, and the University of South Africa where he completed his BCompt (Honours) in 1986.

He completed his articles at KPMG International, Umtata, and has been a qualified Chartered Accountant since 1990. He was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in Accounting Science from the Walter Sisulu University on the 14th May 2014.

Prior to taking up his post at SAICA, he worked as the Auditor General for the past seven years, where his contribution was greatly valued.

Some of his other previous employers have been Gobodo Incorporated, BP Botswana, BP Southern Africa (PTY) Limited, Unilever and Lipton South Africa (Pty) Limited where his experience included partnership in public practice, a stint in internal audit and finance in the energy sector, as well as working as an accountant in the retail industry.


Nasiegh Hamdulay, CA(SA) 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.

Nasiegh was promoted to the position of Senior Executive: Strategy and Stakeholder Relationships with effect from 1 January 2013. In this role he is responsible for SAICA's Strategy Formulation and Reporting as well as facilitating a process whereby SAICA regularly agrees a strategy for stakeholder management.

Muzi Mshumpela Project Director: Risk Management and Project Office

Fanisa Lamola, CA(SA) Executive Director: Corporate Services 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.

Chantyl Mulder, CA(SA)

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 African 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.

Nthato Selebi Project Director: Thuthuka Bursary Fund

Matsoso Tsoaeli Project Director: Transformation & Growth

Lwando Bantom Project Director: Transformation & Growth

Byron Riddle,CA(SA) Senior Executive Nation Building Byron Riddle CA(SA) started his career in Deloitte's financial services division. After completing his articles in 2006, he worked as a manager at Deloitte in the accounting and auditing technical division until early 2008, when he joined the corporate finance division of Deloitte working with the debt advisory team, focusing on business funding strategies and management accounting.

Riddle joined the capital markets team at Deloitte in 2010 as a senior manager responsible for the running of the IFRS service line with a focus on implementation and accounting conversion projects within large banks.

In 2012, he joined the transformation and growth division at SAICA as a project director, where he is involved in various projects aimed at transforming the profession.


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.

Mandy Olivier, CA(SA)

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).

Adri Kleinhans Project Director: Training
Willi Coates

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.

Nwabisa Mphakalasi Project Director: Marketing

Gerinda Engelbrecht Project Director: Publishing/Editor

Welsh Gwaza

Welsh Gwaza Snr. Exec. Legal & Governance (SAICA) 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

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

Julius Mojapelo 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.


Willie Botha MCom (Acc) (Pret), CA(SA), RA Senior Executive: Assurance and Practice Willie Botha has extensive experience in the field of auditing and assurance in the private and public sectors. Before Botha joined SAICA in January 2015, he was a senior lecturer and later associate professor of Auditing at the University of Pretoria, after which he joined the audit firm Mervitz & Malan Chartered Accountants Inc. as Director: Technical and Development. His experience includes lecturing, research and development, training, being an audit partner in practice, the development and implementation of audit, assurance and related services methodologies and solutions, and expert consultation to, amongst others, various auditing and accounting firms, professional institutes, consulting firms and the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA). At SAICA Willie assumes responsibility for members’ support in the field of audit and assurance in the private and public sectors, as well as in relation to the interests of members in practice. His division also participates in, contributes to and influences various stakeholders in the interest of the chartered accountancy profession.


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 (SAICA 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.


Lindie Engelbrecht (CA)SA Executive Director, Members and Global Alliances Lindie studied at the University of Johannesburg where she completed a BCom (Honours) in Accountancy in 1996. She is the newly appointed Executive Director: Members and Global alliances at SAICA. She also serves as an independent non-executive director on the Hyprop Investments Limited board, is the chairman of the audit and risk committee, and member of the remuneration and nomination committees. She also served on various NPO boards and audit committees. Her previous roles include director at Ernst & Young in the Climate Change & Sustainability services, Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Directors and director at KPMG focusing on governance and assurance. Lindie is a member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance and the main editor of the King Report on Governance for South Africa 2009 (King III). Most recently she served as a member of the King IV task team. She has advised, consulted and presented to boards and audit committees in the public and private sectors on all aspects of governance. As experienced presenter and facilitator she has presented at local and international conferences on corporate, legal and governance matters.



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