SAICA Profiles - Project Directors

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Muzi Mshumpela Project Director: Risk Management and Project Office

Muzi Mshumpela is responsible for Risk Management and Project Office at SAICA. His primary functions include the implementation and monitoring of the Enterprise-wide Risk Management process (ERM) which encompasses the identification, analysis and mitigation of events posing a threat to the achievement of organisational goals and objectives.

In the Project Office, Mshumpela monitors, evaluates and reports on SAICAs strategic projects managed by the business.

Mshumpela holds a Internal Auditing qualification and has worked in various sectors including mining, freight logistics, automobile, construction and finance.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Professional Development, Transformation and Growth


Adri Kleinhans

Adri Kleinhans Project Director: Reciprocity

Adri Kleinhans is the Project Director: Reciprocity at The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in South Africa. During her 30 years with SAICA, she has been responsible for various portfolios, including education and workplace training.

She holds a teaching degree and post-graduate degrees in English Literature and Business Management.


Ntatho Selebi

Nthato Selebi Project Director: National Projects

Nthato Selebi is responsible for managing the Thuthuka Bursary Fund. Among his core areas of responsibility are the Thuthuka Bursary Fund budgets, interaction with universities and the Thuthuka Bursary Fund sponsors, relationship management of donors as well as sourcing funding for the Fund.

Selebi ensures that the strategic direction of the Fund as articulated by the TBF Trustees is adhered to. He also manages the day-to-day operations of the Fund.

Selebi joined SAICA in 2000 as Project Manager: Transformation before stepping into his current role. He has vast experience as an educator at schools in South Africa and the USA.

He holds a BA Sociology Honours from RAU and is currently reading towards a LLB through UNISA.


Lwando Bantom

Lwando Bantom PD: Transformation and Growth

Lwando Bantom began his career as a petrol attendant at Shell, where he worked for six years while he completed his matric part time. He then studied at Fort Hare University and furthered his studies by receiving a Masters Degree in Development Management at the Free State University. 

Bantom has worked as an educator, in government as well as at an NGO before joining SAICA. He is currently a project director for SAICA's transformation initiatives, overseeing three provinces where his responsibilities include facilitating all transformation programmes and activities in those regions.

Marketing and Communications



Gerinda Engelbrecht Project Director: Publishing/Editor

Gerinda Engelbrecht has more than eight years' experience in the media and publishing industry. She has an MBA and B Communications degree from the University of North West.

Before joining SAICA, Engelbrecht was a contributing editor for various top magazines. She also consulted to some of the country's top companies, including Sappi, ABSA and Pioneer Foods on profitability and operational effectiveness.

Engelbrecht's current role at SAICA includes editing of SAICA's Accountancy SA and XL (Excel) magazines; books and Annual Reports and promoting the SAICA brand among members.


Leah Xaba Project Director: Marketing, Brand

Leah Xaba's career spans over 10 years in the marketing communication field, she has extensive marketing experience within the financial services industry. Leah holds a BA Marketing degree from the Institute of Marketing Management, an Honours degree in Strategic Brand Communication from Vega. Leah is currently finalising her MBA with Monash University.

Leah joined SAICA in 2011 as project manager marketing and was later promoted to Project Director. She currently looks after corporate marketing for SAICA.



Renette Human Project Director: Communications, Brand

Renette Human is a skilled communications professional with experience in internal and external communication, reputation management, crisis communication, employee engagement and magazine publishing. Since graduating in 2004, she has worked as a features writer and editor for various consumer publications in South Africa, after which she relocated to England to hone her skills as Head of Content in a corporate communications agency where she worked with clients like Shell, Amazon, Nike, Tarmac and many more.

She returned to South Africa in December 2016 and joined SAICA in January 2017 where she is the Project Director: Communications. Her responsibilities include communication strategy and brand reputation management.

Member Services



Bruce Freer, CA(SA) Regional Executive: International Members

Bruce`s main focus, as SAICA Regional Executive: International Members, is to ensure that the interests of all the International region members (i.e all members living and working outside South Africa`s borders) are safeguarded and optimized.Bruce`s experience includes working for organisations in South Africa, Germany and the UK.

During his career, he spent a total of 17 years with 3 of the Big 4 firms, in various roles, including 7 years as a Financial Services partner. Outside the profession, he has had senior level roles (including COO or MD positions) with companies in various sectors (fashion retail, property (sales and lettings management), sports and event management and also import and distribution).

He has also operated as an independant consultant, advising businesses on a range of issues (including performance and profitability improvement, enhancement of internal control and strategy advisory). For 9 years he chaired the audit committee of an international voluntary association headquartered in London



Christiaan Vorster, CA(SA) Regional Executive: Western Cape and Eastern Cape regions

Christiaan is the Regional Executive of SAICA for the Western Cape and Eastern Cape regions, responsible for regional strategy, operational implementation as well as public and stakeholder relations (member, government and NGO liaison) in the Region.

Christiaan’s prior experience can be summarised in three broad areas:

  • Corporate Financial Management, specifically Valuations of non-listed entities (SMEs) and related business advisory services (Business Growth Africa, Galileo Capital, SCMB);
  • Facilitating and Lecturing, mostly on Valuations, Investment Appraisals and Forecasting – both at University level and on Continuing Professional Development programmes (South Africa, Africa, Europe, Middle East, UCT, UP)
  • Project Management – managing various interdisciplinary projects (SAICA, Africon, Deloitte)


Div Lamprecht

Div Lamprecht, CA(SA) Regional Executive: Central Region

Div Lamprecht's role as Regional Executive is to ensure implementation of SAICA's broad strategy on a regional level.

The office's primary role is to look after interests of members based in the Free State, North-West and Northern Cape. The office also acts as a conduit between the regional structures and all SAICA head office divisions, thus providing valuable information to the entire organisation.

Prior to joining SAICA, Lamprecht worked for ABSA Consultants & Actuaries as financial manager, with a specific focus on the administration of pension funds and liaising with fund managers and fund actuaries.



Nadia Dickson, Project Director: Data and Member Administration

Nadia Dickson is the Project Director: Data and Member Administration at The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in South Africa. During her 20 years with SAICA, she has been responsible for various portfolios, mainly involving the administration of membership.

Nadia currently looks after a number of member support areas and through the use of our much anticipated CRM system, focuses on customer care and data administration.



Naeem Asvat, CA(SA) Regional Executive: Eastern Region

Naeem Asvat joined SAICA in 2007 as the Regional Executive for SAICA Eastern Region and is based in Durban.

Prior to joining SAICA, he was a Senior Manager in the Accounting Advisory Services division at KPMG.

Asvat's experience has been extensive and includes external and internal audit, forensic investigations, tax compliance and tax consulting as well as various other consulting assignments.

He was assigned to KPMG's Manchester office on a short term assignment in the external audit division which included conversions from UK GAAP to US GAAP. He has also undertaken International Financial Reporting Standards conversions in South Africa and Namibia.

Previously, Asvat was appointed as a curator of a business which was seized by the Asset Forfeiture Unit (Scorpions) and appointed as CFO for an associate of a listed cellular company. He is currently responsible for all of SAICA's activities in the Eastern Region which is comprised primarily of KwaZulu-Natal.



Nazeer Patel, CA(SA) Regional Executive: Northern Region

Nazeer is a CA(SA) with over 20 years of experience in various industries and roles. In addition, he specialized in information systems at university, together with software development experience and has a keen interest in how information technology can enable businesses to thrive in these complex environments.

He completed his articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He joined SAICA in 2009 filling many roles before joining the member engagement team in 2015 where he is the Regional Executive: Northern Region with a focus on looking after the interests of members who reside in the greater Gauteng area.



Wela Swana, CA(SA) Regional Executive: Northern Region

Wela is currently the Regional Executive: Northern Region responsible for the biggest region within SAICA spanning across 3 provinces, i.e. Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. His role as Regional Executive is to ensure implementation of SAICA's broad strategy on a regional level and acts as a conduit between the members and SAICA.

Previously, Wela was one of the founders and director of Bonani Chartered Accountants, a practice that provided consulting, internal & external audit and tax services to private and public sector clients. Wela was also a part time lecturer at Wits Business School for 7 years teaching Private Public Partnerships (PPPs) and Municipal Finance to government officials as part of the CPMD Programme.

Previously, Wela Swana has been the Chief Financial Officer of Compass Insurance Company Limited. He was part of the Executive Committee of Compass Insurance and reported to the board, risk and audit committee. Lubabalo has been involved in Africa Vukani Investment Management (Pty) Ltd in the Corporate Advisory division. Other areas of expertise are Mergers and acquisitions, financial modelling, due diligence investigations, valuations and deal structuring.