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Kana named SAICA chairman

Syresh Kana, a senior partner at PwC Africa has been named as board chairman of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Kana was board vice chairman, and takes over from Helen Thrush, who held the role for two years.

Commenting on his appointment, Kana said: "The lack of numeracy and mathematical skills, in addition to capacity constraints at our tertiary institutions are slowing the progress in closing the skills gap. Therefore, we will focus on finding solutions to address these challenges".

Victor Sekese and Gil Gorgulho were voted as vice chairmen of the SAICA board.

Sizwe Nxasana, chief executive officer and executive director of FirstRand Limited, Mfundiso Njeke, chairman of Silver Unicorn Trading and Jeff van Rooyen, who has founded and chaired numerous boards and companies, have all been given honorary life memberships by the institute.

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