The (Anti)Corrupt CFO

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Sanlam Auditorium

11 Alice Lane

Johannesburg, GP 2196

South Africa

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Corruption is a virus that if left unchecked will consume and ravish a previously health and functioning society.

The Zondo Commission has blown wide open the extent of corruption and state capture that the South African economy is facing with daily reports of CFOs being investigated, arrested, or placed on leave.

It is time that we do an introspection as to our role in this mess. Are our anti-corruption policies and procedures adequate to inoculate against this vires? What are the root causes of the current crises? Are CFOs to isolated? Is there something missing in our training? Has our changing role as business leaders contribute to the demise our our role as gatekeeper and truth-sayer?

Join the CFO Talks Panel of experts on 10 April 2019 at Sanlam Auditorium, Alice-Lane, Sandton from 08:30 as we perform an honest assessment of our failure as CFOs to stem the tide of corruption, and seek new ways to renew our pledge to uphold ethics and governance.

Learning outcome

Attending this event will enable you to:

  • Really understand the effect of corruption on society.
  • Identify shortcomings in your approach to fighting corruption.
  • Learn from peers and implement the best solutions to prevent, identify and act against corrupt activities.

Course content

The event covers the following topics:

  • The effect of corruption on the personal lives of those involved: initiator, participator, bystander, victim, family, friends, society.
  • The reasons CFOs participate in corruption.
  • How to rediscover your own personal value system to protect you from temptation and bullying.
  • Update on laws and regulations aimed at fighting corruption and the CFOs responsibilities.
  • Examples of policies and procedures that are effective.
  • Examples of how other companies and CFOs participate in the fight against corruption.

Who should attend

The event will be beneficial for:

  • CFOs
  • FDs
  • FMs
  • CA(SA)s
  • CFO(SA)s
  • Finance teams
  • Regulators enforcing policy

Presenters (TBC)

The following presenters/panelists have been invited:

  • Chairperson of the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Finance / SCOPA.
  • Officials from the PIC.
  • Newly appointed ESKOM CFO.
  • Corruption watch CEO.
  • Prasa's former acting group CFO.
  • Sygnia CEO.
  • Whistleblower and former COO of Bosasa Angelo Agrizzi.

Date, Time and Venue

Date: 10 April 2019

Time: 07:30 - 11:00

Venue: Sanlam, Alice Lane, Sandton


07:30 - 09:00 Registration and breakfast

08:30 - 10:30 Panel discussion

10:30 - 11:00 CFO Q&A


The event is available free of charge to all senior and experienced CFOs, FDs, FM, regulators, and finance teams.

CPD hours

This event is hosted by CFOTalks a brand of SAIBA. SAIBA is a professional body for CFOs and subscribe to the IESB standard on CPD IES7. CFOTalks CPD hours are therefore recognised by all major professional bodies, including: SAICA, SAIPA, ACCA, CIMA, and CFA.

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