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ABSIP CONGRATULATES UNATHI KAMLANA & ASTRID LUDIN ON THEIR APPOINTMENTS AT THE FSCA

The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) wishes to extend its congratulatory wishes to Mr. Unathi Kamlana and Ms. Astrid Ludin on being appointed as the new Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) respectively. ABSIP welcomes Minister Tito Mboweni’s decision appoint Unathi and Ludin. The Financial Sector Conduct

ABSIP CONGRATULATES KENNEDY BUNGANE ON HIS APPOINTMENT AS CEO OF AFRICAN BANK

The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) wishes to congratulate Kennedy Bungane – a past president of ABSIP – on his appointment as the new Chief Executive Officer of African Bank. The appointment of the new CEO is an important moment for African Bank which has been going through a leadership transition since

ABSIP WOMEN IN FOCUS sub-committee 2021

The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) is proud to announce that applications to join the ABSIP Women in Focus sub-committee are now open. ABSIP is a professional membership organisation that seeks to promote the interests of black professionals and the transformation of the financial services sector. ABSIP plays a leading role in public engagements,

A tribute to ABSIP founder and former President – Mxolisi Mbetse

Farewell to President Mxolisi Mbetse As the political lifespan of the apartheid regime in South Africa approached its overdue end, the question of what the country would look like after the political transition of 1994 became the new national conundrum. The effects of the racialised practices in place since 1948 – exclusionary and exploitative –

ABSIP mourns the untimely passing of Peter Matlare

8 March 2021 ABSIP mourns the loss of Bambatha Peter Matlare   Exactly 115 years ago this week, the seeds of what became one of the defining battles in South African history were sown. After the introduction of the Natal Poll Tax, King Bhambatha kaMancinza took note of the general opposition to the tax by

A leadership transition and an interruption to transformation

A leadership transition and an interruption to transformation 15 FEBRUARY 2021 A little over 5 years ago, as the American election campaign pitting Hilary Clinton against Donald Trump reached fever pitch, Hilary Clinton was confronted with a simple yet instrumental question. ‘Secretary Clinton, do you believe you deserve to be President because you are a

AN AFRICAN PURGE AT A BANK?

AN AFRICAN PURGE AT A BANK? 15 FEBRUARY 2021 The Sunday afternoon of 10 August 2014 lingers on in the memory of many South Africans in the financial services sector. Following the discovery of the disastrous financial state of African Bank, the Governor of the Reserve Bank – Gil Marcus –announced that the Finance Minister

The corporate plateau of black professionals

The corporate plateau of black professionals… 15 FEBRUARY 2021 Over 14 years ago, a letter written by a young black intern at a prominent bank gained national attention. The substance of the letter, was a reflection on the practices in corporate South Africa that result in different treatment for employees based on the colour of

ABSIP Congratulates Mamedupi Matsipa on her Appointment as the new CEO of Ata Capital

ABSIP CONGRATULATES MAMEDUPI MATSIPA ON HER APPOINTMENT AS THE NEW CEO OF ATA CAPITAL 26 JANUARY 2021 The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) wishes to congratulate Ms. Mamedupi Matsipa on her appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Ata Capital. Mamedupi takes over from the founding CEO of Ata Capital – Lelo Rantloane

ABSIP NEWSLETTER | DECEMBER 2020

If there was ever a poll on the year 2020, most of us would vote for it to be cancelled. Whilst challenging in many respects, this year has also been filled with many lessons of growth. There is no doubt that at both a personal and professional level, life will never be the same. This

ABSIP 2020 Financial Services Sector Awards Cancelled

Announcement | ABSIP 2020 Financial Services Sector Awards Cancelled 01 December 2020 Dear Stakeholders After careful consideration, ABSIP has decided to cancel the 2020 Awards, primarily due to the muted response received to the Award Nomination call. Having spent the past few months preparing for the Awards with stakeholders, we are genuinely disappointed not to

Join the ABSIP Young Professionals Executive Committee

Join the ABSIP Young Professionals Executive Committee 27 November 2020 The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) is proud to announce that applications to join the ABSIP Young Professionals Executive Committee are now open. ABSIP is a professional membership organisation that seeks to promote the interests of black professionals and the transformation of

ABSIP NEWSLETTER | NOVEMBER 2020

SMART REGULATION ENCOURAGES INNOVATION AND GOOD CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE “Regulators are not enemies,” said Lincoln Mali, Head of Card and Emerging Payments at Standard Bank. Speaking at the final instalment of the Digital Disruption Series, themed “Regulating Financial Services in the Age of Disruption” and hosted by ABSIP in partnership with Standard Bank, Mali said that

ABSIP mourns the untimely passing of outgoing Auditor-General

ABSIP MOURNS THE UNTIMELY PASSING OF OUTGOING AUDITOR-GENERAL 12 November 2020 The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) is saddened to learn of the sudden passing of outgoing Auditor-General Mr. Thembekile Kimi Makwetu, after his battle with cancer. Kimi Makwetu became Deputy-Auditor General in 2007 and later took over the reins as Auditor

ABSIP Congratulates Professor Puleng Lenkabula

ABSIP CONGRATULATES PROFESSOR PULENG LENKABULA 6 November 2020 The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) wishes to congratulate Professor Puleng LenkaBula on her appointment as the incoming Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of South Africa (UNISA). Her appointment set as an unprecedented milestone for female academics in South Africa, as she is

ABSIP Congratulates Musa Mabesa

ABSIP CONGRATULATES MUSA MABESA 30 OCTOBER 2020 The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) congratulates Mr. Musa Mabesa on his appointment as the new Principal Executive Officer (PEO) of Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF). As ABSIP, we believe that an institution such as the GEPF is instrumental in facilitating the use of investments

ABSIP Congratulates Tsakani Maluleke

ABSIP CONGRATULATES TSAKANI MALULEKE 22 OCTOBER 2020 The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) is delighted with the recommendation by the Ad Hoc Committee on the Appointment of the Auditor-General that has unanimously endorsed Ms Tsakani Maluleke as the preferred candidate. ABSIP believes that Tsakani Maluleke’s track record of excellence and leadership in

Endorsement of the Transformation Action Forum

Endorsement of the Transformation Action Forum Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) 22 October 2020 The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) pledges its support for The Asset Owner-driven transformation action movement initiative. The Transformation Action Forum (TAF) aims to achieve a truly transformed and inclusive investment management industry. This commitment

In memoriam Dr Vuyo Mahlati

Just over 2 years ago, when the country was grappling with the vexing question of land reform, the late Dr Vuyo Mahlati took on the task of chairing the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform. Such a task – involving complex public policy, economics, transformation and justice issues – was in line with the type

ABSIP NEWSLETTER | OCTOBER 2020

DIGITAL DISRUPTION IS HERE TO STAY. LET US EMBRACE IT BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is making its presence felt. It is transforming industries with new digital breakthroughs and creating waves of disruption in its wake, and as a result, the term "digital disruption" is being increasingly bandied and debated

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