Meet our speakers*

Amé Rademan

Associate Director at Deloitte

Amé Rademan, CA(SA), is an Associate Director at Deloitte with 12 years of audit experience specialising in audit and assurance analytics. She established Deloitte’s Audit Analytics Centre of Excellence and also established the Analytics Audit Trainee Program (a first of its kind in the auditing profession in South Africa), which is closely aligned with SAICA’s path to CA2025.

Bonang Mohale

Chancellor of the University of the Free State

Professor Bonang Francis Mohale is the Chancellor of the University of the Free State, Professor of Practice in the Johannesburg Business School College of Business and Economics, Chairman of The Bidvest Group Limited and Chairman of SBV. He is a highly respected South African businessman and is the previous CEO of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA).

Dion Chang

Futurist and Founder of Flux Trends

Dion Chang is a strategic thinker, keynote speaker, a walking ideas bank and professional cage rattler.

He’s one of South Africa’s most respected trend analysts and founder of Flux Trends, which takes the unique view of “trends as business strategy”

Dion will make you think differently.

Freeman Nomvalo


Freeman Nomvalo is a non-executive director of various companies. He was the CEO of the State Information Technology Agency. With over 25 years’ work experience, 17 of which were at a senior level in the public and private sectors, he was the first African and longest-serving Accountant-General of a democratic South Africa.. He was appointed AS the SAICA CEO in February 2019.

Hamman Schoonwinkel

Information Systems & Auditing Lecturer: University of Stellenbosch

Hamman Schoonwinkel, CA(SA), is a lecturer in Information Systems and Auditing at the University of Stellenbosch. He recently completed the Global Master’s in Blockchain Technologies at Zigurat Innovation & Technology Business School and was part of the CA2025 working group. Hamman is a member of the Global Accounting Alliance Technology and Data Analytics in Accounting Working Group and is the chairman of SAICA’s Community of Best Practice for Digital Acumen.

Kevin Ssemwogerere

Business futurist and digital transformation speaker

Kevin Ssemwogerere, CA(SA), is a business futurist and digital transformation speaker with a career history in the areas of academia, audit and investment banking. Currently, Kevin is a digital innovation Corporate Venturing Lead in the banking sector. He is also the co-founder of a tech start-up which built a first of its kind social-eventing mobile app and was a 2020 SAICA Top 35 Under 35 finalist.

Mandi Olivier

SAICA Senior Executive: Professional Development

Mandi Olivier, CA(SA), is responsible for all aspects relating to pre-qualification within SAICA’s Professional Development Unit. Her responsibilities include overseeing the setting and administration of the Qualifying Exams. defining the competency framework for CAs(SA) at entry level into the profession, overseeing training and the training requirements and more.

Mandy Muchnick

Private Equity Transactor and One Young World Africa Chair

Mandy Muchnick, CA(SA), is a transactor in the private equity industry, but she spends a significant amount of time investing in the future of the continent through her role as the Africa Chair for One Young World (OYW), her non-profit imagine.nation, and as the co-chair of the FinBiz2030 Task Force. She is the 2020 Top 35 under 35 Influence Category Winner.

Marc Lottering


Marc Lottering hails from Cape Town, and is one of South Africa’s top comedians. He has been in the funny business for more than 20 years and continues to keep audiences in stitches across the country. Marc has extensive experience in both Theatre and Television, and has written no fewer than 16 one-man shows for the stage, earning him two Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, a Naledi Award, and several nominations along the way. Lottering has also penned 2 critically acclaimed musicals.

Miles Kubheka

Entrepreneur, author and chef

Miles Kubheka, aka Vuyo, is a game-changing entrepreneur who empowers others to find success. The IT graduate turned successful gastronomist is the founder, owner, and believer behind the renowned Vuyo’s brand, as well as being a sought-after public speakerfor companies including at Sage Pastel, Discovery and the Wits Business School, among others. Miles has appeared on various talk shows and TV programmes and in several publications.

Ntsabadi Thsehla

SAICA Project manager: Training

Ntsabadi Thsehla, CA(SA), is a recently qualified CA(SA), responsible for all trainee related queries at SAICA. He is passionate about the wellbeing of trainees and empowering trainees to become the best version of themselves.

Paolo Giuricich

Founder of Smarter EQ

Paolo Giuricich, CA(SA), is an Organisation Development Consultant and founder of Smarter EQ, and works with individuals, teams and organisations to optimise effectiveness in the working context. Paolo has worked globally with over 6,000 leaders and 21 organisations in 32 countries and has held leadership roles previously with Investec, KPMG and Arthur Andersen. Every day he is also a father, global citizen and complete travel junkie.

Robert Zwane

SAICA Senior Executive: National Projects

Robert Zwane CA(SA) is the Senior Executive: National Projects at SAICA. His responsibilities are mainly driving SAICA’s Transformation and Growth Strategy. Robert is passionate about education and transformation and also driven by the passion to change the education landscape to positively influence the mind-sets of young people of South Africa.

Schalk Engelbrecht

Chief Ethics Officer at KPMG South Africa

Schalk Engelbrecht is an ethicist, the Chief Ethics Officer at KPMG in South Africa, and a student of philosophy. He is responsible for KPMG’s internal ethics programme, and provides ethics consulting services to clients across different industries. Schalk has a PhD in Philosophy, is a research associate with the Centre for Applied Ethics at Stellenbosch University, and an Extraordinary Associate Professor with the School of Accounting Studies at North-West University.

Tonia Jackson

SAICA Project Director: Training

Tonia Jackson, CA(SA), is responsible for all aspects of the SAICA Training Programme. She has over 15 years’ experience at SAICA, having fulfilled various roles over the years, first as an employee and subsequently as a contractor. In addition to holding the CA(SA) designation, Tonia is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. She has a particular passion for skills development within the accounting profession.

Zee Harduth

Head of Learnerships at the Auditor General South Africa

Zee Harduth, CA(SA), is the Head of Learnerships at the Auditor General South Africa (AGSA). She has over 12 years of financial services and management consulting experience, spearheading roles including the Head of Transfer Pricing. Prior to this Zee held the role of Training officer of the Specialist training programmes at Nedbank. In her role as Training officer, over 150 CAs qualified under her supervision.

* Please note that we will be adding speakers to the line up list up until the day before the event so keep checking back to see who you will be engaging with.

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