Saiba members have shown extraordinary talents for growth and development, and it is no wonder they are known as “the entrepreneurial accountants.”
Simphiwe Ntlantsana graduated from Business Accountant in Practice BAP(SA) to Certified Business Accountant CBA(SA), and he’s not stopping there. “I am so happy to have been approved for this designation and I am not stopping until I get the to the CFO(SA) designation.”
In addition to his new designation, Simphiwe has been appointed to serve as a skills development facilitator with Fasset (Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority). This is a four year programme, during which time he will be serving on the working committee. He will be involved in the skills planning, training, governance, and implementation of strategies that will improve and transform the education and training of accounting professionals.
Breaking international boundaries
Simphiwe is not one to give up easily. After more than two attempts, he was finally admitted into the GIZ German Management course, a 15-month programme to train South Africa entrepreneurs to conduct business with Germany. It is a partnership between South Africa and the German government. After completing the programme, Simphiwe will then have the privilege to go to Germany to partner with German companies and the European market.
“I have been recently appointed as a freelance facilitator and assessor for King Sabata Dalindyebo Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)College in the Mthatha area, Eastern Cape. This is a 12 month engagement which involves facilitating and assessing students in the long-term insurance industry. I am also an accredited assessor for Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (Inseta), and other Setas, such as Bankseta (which serves the banking sector) and ETDP (Education, Training and Development Practices) sector.”
All these achievements will contribute largely to the growth and success of Simphiwe’s practice and career. He is excited at the possibility of opening career opportunities for young people. He is now working on getting CIMA, Fasset and Saiba accreditation and acquiring licenses to allow him to train accounting students.
Simphiwe said Saiba is home, and he is happy to see the improvement, growth and direction that Saiba is taking.
Clearly, there is still greater achievements and opportunities coming Ntlantsana’s way. Saiba congratulates Simphiwe and takes pride in the achievements he has accumulated.