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Chantyl Mulder of SAICA wins the 2011 Most Influential Women in Business and Government award.

Last Updated 10 August 2011 04:31:48 PM

Johannesburg, Monday 1 August 2011 – The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is pleased to announce that Chantyl Mulder, Senior Executive: Professional Development, Transformation and Growth was the winner of the financial services category in CEO Magazine’s 2011 Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards.

Mulder said, "I am humbled and honoured. This is all about great teamwork and being passionate about what you do. I dedicate this award to all our Thuthuka students who one day will be the business leaders other learners and students will look up to."

The internationally recognised Thuthuka programme promotes and supports mathematics teaching and accountancy, particularly in rural schools and offers full bursaries to disadvantaged students to study chartered accountancy at SAICA-accredited universities.

This unique programme also includes full time social assistance, mentoring and further helps the prospective CAs(SA) find and complete their training contracts. To date over 1800 prospective CAs(SA) at eight SAICA-accredited universities have benefited from the Thuthuka programme.

For more on the Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund or the Thuthuka Bursary Fund please visit 


Tim Schultz
Project Director: Communication
SAICA Communications & Marketing Division
Cell: 079 225 1070
Tel: 011 621 6713

Wendy Gertse
Marketing and Communication Specialist: Transformation & Growth
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
Tel: 011 621 6934

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), South Africa's pre-eminent accountancy body, is widely recognised as one of the world's leading accounting institutes. The Institute provides a wide range of support services to more than 30 000 members who are Chartered Accountants and hold positions as CEOs, MDs, board directors, business owners, chief financial officers, auditors and leaders in their spheres of business operation. Most of these members operate in commerce and industry, and play a significant role in the nation's highly dynamic business sector and economic development.

SAICA serves the interests not only of the Chartered Accountancy profession, but also of society in general through its key objective of upholding professional standards and integrity. The pre-eminence of South African Chartered Accountants [CAs(SA)] nationally and internationally attests to the successes achieved by SAICA on a broad global canvas. SAICA's members enjoy the privilege of using the highly regarded and prestigious CA(SA) designation. Members of SAICA are subjected to a Code of Professional Conduct, which provides guidelines for ethical and professional behaviour. Fundamental ethical principles to which CAs(SA) are expected to achieve include:

  • Integrity;
  • Objectivity;
  • Professional Competence and Due Care;
  • Confidentiality; and
  • Professional Behaviour.

SAICA members serve on international accounting bodies including – amongst others - the Trustees of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS Foundation) A, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the International Financial Reporting Standards Interpretations Committee (IFRSIC) and the Council of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). SAICA is also a member of The Global Accounting Alliance (GAA). 
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