Bongeka Nodada, (CA)SA Project Director: Financial Reporting Standards
Bongeka Nodada CA(SA) is responsible for managing the financial reporting function at SAICA.
Her role entails managing the financial reporting standard-setting process and commenting on financial reporting pronouncements, managing relationships with key stakeholders and keeping members abreast of latest developments in the financial reporting arena.
Nodada joined SAICA as a Project Manager, after completing her articles with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and was later promoted to Project Director.
Gigi Nyanin, Project Director: Tax Publications and Thought Leadership
Gigi Nyanin joined SAICA on 1 June 2020 as Project Director: Tax Publications and Thought Leadership. She previously headed the Legal and Compliance function at Awethu Project Capital. Prior to that, she worked as a Senior Associate in the Tax and Exchange Control Department at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc., where she provided corporate tax advisory services focused largely on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital fund formation, BEE structuring and cross-border transactions.
Gigi is an Admitted Attorney and Notary Public.
Hayley Barker Hoogwerf, MCom (Acc) (UJ), CA(SA) RA Project Director: Assurance
Hayley joined SAICA in March 2016 as Project Director: Assurance. After completing her articles in 2009, Hayley was appointed as an assistance manager in Audit, where she progressed to Senior Audit Manager before leaving to join SAICA.
At SAICA, Hayley is responsible for, amongst others, keeping members abreast with recent developments in the assurance space, providing technical support to members, stakeholder engagement, including advocating for the audit and assurance profession, thought leadership and providing secretarial support to the audit and assurance SAICA advisory committee, namely the Assurance Guidance Committee (AGC).
Jeanne Viljoen, CA(SA) Project Director: Practices
Jeanne Viljoen is responsible for members in Practice at SAICA. Her primary functions include meeting the needs of SAICAs members in practice, with specific reference to Small and Medium Practices (SMPs).
In the Project Office, Jeanne liaise with government stakeholders, assist with guidance and technical, operational and practice management queries and liaise with members to better understand their needs, challenges and opportunities, and to tailor solutions accordingly. Jeanne is a Chartered Accountant and Registered Auditor.
Jeanne completed her articles at Moores Rowland Bloemfontein after studying at the University of the Free State. Before joining SAICA she owned her own small practice in Pretoria.
Juanita Steenekamp, CA(SA) Project Director: Governance and Non-IFRS Reporting
Juanita Steenekamp CA(SA) is responsible for Governance and Non-IFRS Reporting advice and services to SAICA members.
Part of Juanita's portfolio includes dealing with various legislation, more specifically the Companies and Close Corporations Acts. She provides guidance and information to SAICA members and coordinates submissions to the DTI and other state entities.
Further, her responsibilities include that of providing a secretarial function to the Legal Compliance Committee and the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (South Africa) board and working group.
Juanita was part of the group which compiled the SAICA Companies Act guide. Prior to joining SAICA Juanita worked for Eskom, where, after completing her articles, she was employed as a financial advisor in the financial reporting department.
Kedibone Pilusa CA(SA) Project Director: MIB Technical
Kedibone Pilusa CA(SA) joined SAICA as Project Manager: Financial Services responsible for engagements with regulators and industry participants within the sector, providing guidance and keeping SAICA members updated on sector developments and coordinating submissions to relevant legislation changes and developments.
She was promoted to Project Director: MIB Technical where her role evolved to also include National Members in Business, liaising with members to identify technical support needed within corporate reporting
Loshni Naidoo, BSc Eng (Chem), BComm (INF), MBA, PGDip (Future Studies) Project Director: Integrated Reporting
Loshni Naidoo is the Integrated Reporting Project Director at SAICA, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Her focus at SAICA is to support its members, the broader finance community and society with information and tools to progress the conversation on sustainability, integrated thinking and integrated reporting.
Loshni began her career as a chemical engineer and worked for several years in the production and project environments; mainly in mining and chemicals manufacturing. Later, she moved into the accounting and finance fields, where her focus was on providing integrated reporting, and sustainability advisory and assurance solutions to a diverse array of organisations.
She also serves as an independent non- executive director on WESSA’s Board, and is the Chair of its audit, risk and assurance committee.
Natashia Soopal, CA(SA) Project Director: Public Sector
Natashia Soopal is the Project Director: Public Sector at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) where she is responsible for thought leadership, technical updates, technical resources and technical support for members in the public sector. She is also responsible for advocating standards, policies, processes and systems in the public sector, and supporting the professionalization agenda in public finance management.
Prior to joining SAICA, Ms. Soopal was a CFO at a public entity and an audit manager at the Auditor General of South Africa(AGSA).
Piet Nel, CA(SA) Project Director: Professional Development
Is the Project Director of Professional Development (Tax) at SAICA. Before joining SAICA again, he was involved in tax consulting and tax dispute resolution. He is an accounting member of the Tax Court. He is a visiting professor at Wits and was previously a lecturer in tax at the University of Pretoria and UNISA at postgraduate level. He was a member of SAICA's national tax committee and is still quite active in the development of tax legislation in South Africa by commenting on proposed legislation.
Over a period of more than three decades, he presented numerous tax seminars and workshops to tax practitioners. He regularly speaks on radio and TV and publishes articles. He is involved, as a member of the SAICA Examination Committee, in setting the entrance examination for CA (SAs).
Somaya Khaki, CA(SA) Project Director: Tax (Member Services)
Somaya Khaki joined SAICA in 2012 as Project Director: Tax Suite. Her role has changed over the years and she is now the Project Director responsible for Operational Advocacy and Member Services within the Tax space. Part of Somaya’s role involves advocating on behalf of members and managing relationships with key stakeholders, including SARS and the Tax Ombud.
She also provides member support in the form of technical and practical guidance, communication of key changes and challenges and collaborating with stakeholders to address members’ tax administration and SARS operational concerns. Prior to joining SAICA, Khaki was a senior tax manager at Deloitte, specialising in corporate tax and employees' tax.
She has seven years' experience in providing specialist tax and structuring advice, as well as training to a range of large corporates including listed companies involved in the manufacturing, telecommunications, construction, agricultural and mining sectors. Khaki has also lectured part time at UKZN (Pietermaritzburg campus). She is a CA(SA) and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Taxation.