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MasterClass Pretoria 2023: Finding Opportunity in a Changing World

Posted on 24 Apr 2023

On 29 March, Masthead hosted a MasterClass in Pretoria themed around Finding Opportunity in a Changing World. We were honoured to host industry experts; Christopher Malan (FIC), Dawie Roodt (Efficient Group), Keith Engel (The South African Institute of Taxation), Johann Van Der Lith (FSCA), Michele Fourie (FSCA) and Andile Mjadu (FSCA), who gave the attendees greater insights into how they can successfully navigate important industry developments affecting FSPs.

South Africa’s status in the AML/CFT community after the mutual evaluation feedback.

Christopher Malan (Executive Manager Compliance & Prevention at Financial Intelligence Unit at FIC)

Christopher Malan speaks about the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and where Accountable Institutions currently stand in South Africa after being greylisted.

South Africa’s economic prospects with loadshedding, politics and more. What to do with your money?

Dawie Roodt (Chairman at Efficient Group)

Dawie Roodt covers topics about the current global socio economic and political trends, South Africa’s political landscape and coming changes, South African economic outlook with loadshedding et al. He will also speak about what to do with you with money in uncertainty.

Tax considerations on emigration in South Africa.

Keith Engel (Chief Executive Officer at The South African Institute of Taxation)

A growing number of South Africans are sending their children abroad and often follow later. Keith Engel covers the basic tax considerations on departure as well as the impact their departure has in terms of long-held domestic.

Technical aspects of the FAIS declaration of crypto assets as a financial product in South Africa.

Johann Van Der Lith (Regulatory Specialist at FSCA)

Johann Van Der Lith speaks about information on the background on crypto assets and international trends, a recap on identified risks and the implication of the declaration, the proposed framework and exemptions, regulatory requirements and the COFI Bill.


The impact of regulatory development and what cyber security principles can prevent cyber risks.

Andile Mjadu (Legal Manager at FSCA)

Andile Mjadu talks about the background and trends on IT risks & cyber: domestic & international, identified IT & cyber risks, the proposed IT and cyber frameworks, intended operation of the IT and cyber frameworks and other related regulatory developments.


What client due diligence (CDD) is required for Digitalisation of assets in South Africa?

Michele Fourie (Senior Specialist at FSCA)

Michele Fourie covers the challenges we are facing in a digitised world and the five steps to resolve these challenges as it relates to customer due diligence.


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