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Putting the ‘Chief’ in Financial Officer

While the primary role of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is to make sure financial records of the company are in order, the role has evolved from the back-office functions of two decades ago. The rules of the game have changed for CFOs. Strate looks at the evolving role of the Chief Financial Officer and welcomes its new CFO, Ashnee Maharaj, on board.

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Women’s Month Spotlight: Education

Women represent approximately half of the global population, half of South Africa’s population, and half of the population of working age (15-64 years) in the country. That’s 18.5 million women that can add value in South Africa, yet the country still lags behind in unequal access to education. Read Monica Singer and Dr Merrill van Der Walt’s views on the importance of education.

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Strate wins Integrated Reporting Award

South African Central Securities Depository (CSD), Strate, has won the category for unlisted companies in the Integrated Reporting awards hosted by Institute for Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa in partnership with the JSE Limited. The 2015 ceremony took place on 11 November 2015 at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg.   According to Strate’s former Chief Financial Officer, […]

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South Africa Hosts Nigerian Central Securities Depository and signs MoU

Strate, and key representatives from South Africa’s financial markets, hosted the board of the Nigerian Central Securities Depository (CSD), CSCS Nigeria, during July 2015.   The intention was to forge closer relationships between the two countries and to understand the various roles and responsibilities performed by key organisations in the South African financial markets. This […]

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The Benefits of Strate for Listed Companies, Chartered Secretaries and the Financial Markets

Governance. Compliance. Risk. Three words that are well known to any chartered secretary. So when it comes to the post-trade environment and the processing of corporate actions, why should someone in the profession settle for anything less?   For close to two decades, Strate has provided the local market with the highest governance standards, compliance […]

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A Mexican Wave from WFC2015

The national depository of Mexico, Indeval, in conjunction with the American Central Securities Depositories Association (ACSDA), hosted the 13th World Forum of CSDs Conference (WFC2015) from 19 to 22 May 2015 in Cancun, Mexico.

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Strate Celebrates Cell C’s 13th Take a Girl Child to Work Day

Wednesday, 28 May 2015 marked the 13th Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® annual campaign targeted at South African girl learners from grade 10 to grade 12. This year, Cell C announced that its Take a Girl Child to Work Day campaign attracted a record participation of more than 520 companies and various government departments nationally.

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iValue Entrepreneurship Programme Bears Fruit

The shortlist of the learners participating in the final phase of the iValue Entrepreneurship Programme has been announced.   Nineteen grade 11 learners from Kwena Molapo High School near Lanseria addressed a panel of four judges on 17 April 2015, using their newly acquired knowledge of business management and entrepreneurship to develop their feasible ideas. […]

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Monica Singer, CEO of Strate Ltd

Monica Singer: Advice about South African Women in Top and Senior Management Roles

Strate’s CEO Monica Singer offers advice to women in corporate South Africa that will lead to more women filling senior management roles, as well as provide role models, coaches and mentors for others. Read the article online here.

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