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About the SAIGA Audit and Finance iNDABA

One of the cornerstones of the Institute is to be a trusted advisor and capacity building partner to the public sector in areas related to development, service delivery, accountability, and governance, and to protect the interests of the public sector accounting and auditing.

This inaugural SAIGA Audit & Finance indaba is inspired by the INTOSAI and IFAC ever-evolving standards and South African legislative and Treasury frameworks. The indaba focuses on the external audit and finance areas that impacts public entities and the role of the professional auditors and accountants.

Theme: The era of big data and cybercrime.

CPD hours: There will be 6 CPD hours allocated to registered attendees.

Venue: Investec Pretoria

Address: Cnr Atterbury and, Klarinet Road, Menlo Park, Pretoria, 0081

Room: Auditorium


  • Jeanine Poggiolini (CEO at the Accounting Standards Board)

    Jeanine Poggiolini

    CEO at the Accounting Standards Board

    Jeanine Poggiolini is a qualified Chartered Accountant registered with SAICA.
    She is currently the CEO of the Accounting Standards Board in South Africa where she has been employed since 2007.
    Poggiolini joined the IFAC Board in November 2021 after being nominated by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
    She has held several positions in the development and contribution of public sector accounting since joining the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) in 2011, and serving as deputy chair in 2015 and 2016.
    She has also held a variety of chair or member positions on audit committees and foundations in the public or non-profit sector.

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  • Phillip Rakgwale (Chief Audit Executive (Acting) at City of Ekurhuleni)

    Phillip Rakgwale

    Chief Audit Executive (Acting) at City of Ekurhuleni


    Phillip Rakgwale is a Registered Government Auditor (RGA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
    He has also completed strategy execution programs with the University of Cape Town and leadership and executive development programs with the University of Pretoria, and he is currently enrolled for his Masters in Business Administration (MBA).
    Rakgwale is the current President and Chairperson of the Council of Southern Institute of Government Auditors (Since 2019).

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  • Makhudu Sefara (Sunday Times Deputy Editor)

    Makhudu Sefara

    Sunday Times Deputy Editor

    Makhudu Sefara is the editor of TimesLIVE and deputy editor of the Sunday Times. He is also the chairperson of the Media Freedom Committee of Sanef.
    Sefara, who has over 20 years mainstream media experience, is winner of editor of the year of the Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards in 2014, among others.
    He also has a Master’s degree in Innovations Studies from Wits Business School.
    Sefara is passionate about innovation and technological disruption which, he believes, are at the heart of journalism, communication, marketing, technological advancement and, more generally, human progress.
    His media industry leadership saw him elevated to the position of Deputy Chairman of South African National Editors Forum (Sanef), having served the organisation as its Gauteng chairperson and Media Freedom Committee chairperson respectively.

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  • Dr Eric Smith (Environmental Manager and Auditor at AGSA)

    Dr Eric Smith

    Environmental Manager and Auditor at AGSA

    Dr Eric Smith is a highly qualified and experienced Environmental Manager and auditor at the Auditor-General South Africa.
    He is recognised as the Environmental Audit Subject Matter Expert at the AGSA and has been auditing in the public sector for the past 37 years. Whilst starting out as a regularity auditor, Eric found his niche in environmental auditing, committed himself to continue his studies in the critical aspects of the environment, and received his Master's degree in Environmental Management with distinction, followed by a Doctorate of Philosophy in Science with Geography and Environmental Management.
    Smith also expanded his environmental involvement, research and value within the INTOSAI-WGEA and AFROSAI-e sphere, as a trainer, researcher and performing collaborative environmental audits within AFROSAI-e.

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  • Omar Kadwa (Director at SNG Grant Thornton)

    Omar Kadwa

    Director at SNG Grant Thornton

    Omar Kadwa is a director at SNG Grant Thornton with a total of 16 years’ experience in Assurance and Advisory.
    He remains an integral part of the SNG-Grant Thornton team, advising auditors on the correct interpretation and application of various reporting frameworks and legislation.
    Prior to this, Kadwa was with the Auditor-General where he has served as the lead technical specialist to the following sectors: Metro municipalities, health, education, public works, human settlements, social development, water and sanitation, treasury, legislatures and local government.
    Kadwa is an innovator and is experienced in formulating assurance methodologies and strategies. He has been instrumental in the development and rolling out of the SNG-Grant Thornton audit methodology.

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  • Ian Carruthers (Chairperson at IPSASB)

    Ian Carruthers

    Chairperson at IPSASB

    Ian Carruthers became Chair of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) in 2016, having been a Board Member since 2010.
    As a Board Member Carruthers led IPSASB’s work on Long Term Financial Sustainability and alignment between IPSASs and Government Finance Statistics. He is now in his third term as IPSASB Chair, which runs until the end of 2025.
    After joining HM Treasury from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1999, Carruthers played a key role in the UK Government’s transition from cash to accrual budgeting and reporting.
    He joined CIPFA in 2006. As part-time Chair, CIPFA Standards and has been involved in all aspects of the Institute’s guidance development activities, including leading its work on the development of the International Framework for Good Governance in the Public Sector in partnership with IFAC.

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  • Imre Nagy (CEO of IRBA)

    Imre Nagy

    CEO of IRBA


    Imre Nagy is currently the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors’ (IRBA) Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held from September 2022, following a period of acting since February 2021.
    He joined the organisation after being appointed as Director Inspections in February 2013, and his responsibilities comprised heading the regulatory monitoring (inspections) and remediation of registered auditors in South Africa.
    In his professional career, he has held positions at several small and large auditing firms. His last position before joining the regulator was that of director and regional (provincial) head of the fifth largest audit network firm in South Africa at the time.
    Nagy's broad knowledge and experience in these areas have underpinned his deep-rooted passion for the auditing profession and its regulation. Since 2013, he has been serving as an independent quality/technical advisor to the Auditor-General South Africa’s (AGSA) Quality Control Assessment Committee until 2021.
    On the international front, Nagy currently serves as a Board member and Audit and Finance Committee Chairperson of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR), an organisation made up of independent audit regulators from 50 countries.

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  • Dineo Biya (Leadership team at Investec Bank Limited)

    Dineo Biya

    Leadership team at Investec Bank Limited

    Biya is part of the leadership team at Investec Private Banking, Pretoria. She looks after a team of bankers that cater to clients that are in professions that range from Accounting, Legal and IT. She has been in the banking industry over 20 years with experience in Investment banking from Abbey National Bank in London UK as well as the banking sector in South Africa. She holds a qualification in Industrial Psychology and Communications as well as a PGDBA from Wits Business School.

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  • Kevin Hogan (Investec Head of Fraud Risk at Investec)

    Kevin Hogan

    Investec Head of Fraud Risk at Investec

    Hogan is a credit analyst by profession and manages fraud risk for Investec Bank Ltd.
    He holds a Bcom in financial risk management and has been in banking for 21 years.
    Hogan has previously been with Nedbank for eight years, first as a credit analyst. He was also part of the first Retail banking fraud prevention team, led the fraud prevention team at Nedbank until 2009 and headed up fraud prevention for Standard Bank for three years.
    He currently manages Fraud Risk for Private Bank at Investec, specialising in financial fraud and social engineering. He is an expert in false documents ID’s and passports and has served as a director at South African Fraud Prevention Services from 2005 to 2009.

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  • Shabeer Khan (Accountant General of South Africa at Treasury)

    Shabeer Khan

    Accountant General of South Africa at Treasury

    Khan is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
    He is a member of the Financial Reporting Standards Council (FRSC); he is the Minister of Finance’s representative on the Independent Regulatory Board (IRBA); an ex-officio member of the Board of the Accounting Standards as well as a member of the National Treasury Executive Committee and he has also served on various boards as an Independent non-executive Director, as well as numerous audit committees.
    Khan holds a Bachelor of Commerce Accounting, from the University of the Witwatersrand and an Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science (CTA) from the University of South Africa.

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  • Tshegofatso Mahuma CA(SA) (CEO of MGI Ras)

    Tshegofatso Mahuma CA(SA)

    CEO of MGI Ras

    Tshegofatso Mahuma currently holds the position of CEO at MGI RAS Group of companies and a strategic thinker with a broad leadership footprint, engaging in various committees, contributing to organizational governance, and demonstrating adaptability across different sectors. Her roles indicate a commitment to long-term career development and a keen focus on ensuring both academic and professional excellence.

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  • Tim Modise (Journalist, Broadcaster and Public Personalist)

    Tim Modise

    Journalist, Broadcaster and Public Personalist

    Tim Modise is a South African public personality, a well-known journalist, TV, and radio host, who has spent more than 31 years working for the SABC, M-Net, Primedia, BBC, and PowerFM in a variety of formats, including music, talk shows and current affairs.
    Modise, who host the SAIGA Accountability podcast, has also held several senior positions in governmental and non-governmental organisations, including chairing the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee and advising the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.
    He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2011 and has received numerous honours for his work in broadcasting, including the SABC’s “Best Broadcaster in Radio” award, the Presenter of the Year award from GQ Magazine, the IPM “Presidents’ Award” and the “The Jaime Brunet Award” from the University of Navarre in Spain.

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  • Russel Morena (CEO of SAIGA)

    Russel Morena

    CEO of SAIGA

    Russel Morena is the Chief Executive Officer of the Southern African Institute of Government Auditors (SAIGA) since August 2019. He holds an MBA from the Tshwane University of Technology Business School and is currently enrolled for a Doctoral degree in Business Administration from the same institution.
    Morena is a multi-diverse professional with over 23 years of experience in learning and development, human resource, sales and marketing as well as and media and journalism. Morena also holds a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from the University of Johannesburg, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Tshwane University of Technology.

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  • Tshepo Shabangu (Senior Manager at AGSA)

    Tshepo Shabangu

    Senior Manager at AGSA

    Shabangu (RGA) is an experienced Senior Audit Manager with 18 years’ experience in both private and public sector auditing.
    He is a member of the SAIGA Council and chairperson of the Global Enterprise Development Committee.
    Shabangu has previously served as the acting Deputy Business Unit Leader at AGSA.
    He is currently leading the South African team in the African Union Commission (AUC) audit.
    Shabangu holds degrees from the University of South Africa (UNISA) in BCompt Honours CTA, the University of Pretoria in BCom Accounting Science, and the University of Pretoria in Strategy and Leadership Course.

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  • Prof Rashied Small (Executive: Centre of Future Excellence at SAIPA)

    Prof Rashied Small

    Executive: Centre of Future Excellence at SAIPA

    Professor Small is a professional educationist with experience in education restructuring and curriculum development. He describes himself as a human capital developer and has left a deep footprint in academia.
    He has held teaching positions such as Associate Professor, Guest Lecturer and Educational Trainer at international institutions such as the Prince Sultan College of Tourism and Management as well as King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. He has also served as Senior Lecturer, Head of Financial Accounting and Coordinator of Honours program, at the University of Western Cape.
    Professor Small is passionate about the Accountancy profession and is also firm proponent of accounting professionals becoming expert users of the increasingly sophisticated software that is available, as he considers this to be the only way they can carve out a niche for themselves.

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  • Jan van Schalkwyk (Executive at the AGSA at AGSA -  Head Office (Pta))

    Jan van Schalkwyk

    Executive at the AGSA at AGSA - Head Office (Pta)

    Jan van Schalkwyk is an executive at the Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA), supporting Auditor-General Maluleke in local and international work. He started his career at Deloitte, but then decided to change track and continue his career in public sector auditing, with a focus on capacity development.
    This led to his involvement in INTOSAI (the global body of Auditors-General), where he has been involved in the development of INTOSAI-P 12 (a standards that has, over time, become the golden standard for capacity development) and, more recently, led a task-force on INTOSAI auditor professionalisation (TFIAP).
    Van Schalkwyk studied at the University of Pretoria, where they obtained a B Com (Hons) CTA in Accounting and Auditing. Jan is a CA(SA) from SAICA and an FCCA from ACCA. He is also a Registered Auditor from the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors.

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