Team CharterCapital Advisory triumphs at the South Africa final of CIMA Global Business Challenge 2015

CIMA Press Release

Date: Thursday, 21 April 2015

Team CharterCapital Advisory has been crowned the national champion at the South Africa final of the CIMA Global Business Challenge (GBC) 2015, the international business competition held by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in partnership with Barclays.
Team CharterCapital Advisory is made up of four students from CharterQuest Training Institute namely Tshegofatso Makhene, Justice Tshabalala, Tshenolo Ramawela and Raymond Miiro. At the national final, the team had to present their solutions to a real-life CIMA business scenario based on the oil and gas industry. They also had to participate in a question and answer session before a panel of judges.
The team will now represent South Africa at the global final in Warsaw, Poland, in August 2015. They will be competing against 25 other teams from across the world.

Justice Tshabalala said: “We are thrilled to have won the CIMA 2015 South Africa GBC final. The competition has been an incredible experience so far and has allowed us to practise and develop our business knowledge and skills. We’re proud to be representing South Africa at the global final and hope to show that we can be the best in the world.”

Team Bernoulli from the University of the Free State impressed the judges and were named the runner ups in the competition. Christiaan Paulsen, Sias Conradie, Jannie de Wet and Frikkie Jacobs are the four actuarial science students that comprise this team.

CIMA is proud to announce that 2015 is the first year in the history of the GBC that we have had three all black teams in the final, this shows that the GBC is helping to highlight young black business and accounting talent in south Africa.

Zahra Cassim, CIMA South Africa Manager said: “I congratulate Team CharterCapital Advisory on their outstanding achievement in winning the South Africa final of the CIMA 2015 GBC. The standard of all the competitors was very high and it was a privilege to witness such extraordinary performances. The global final will give the team a chance to represent the brightest and best of South Africa’s emerging business talent. I’m sure they will rise to the challenge and I wish them every success.”

She further thanked all the sponsors that made the final event in South Africa possible namely Unilever, fasset, Reckitt Benckiser and Ethoss Delphini.
Andrew Harding, Managing Director of CIMA, said: “As the world’s leading and largest management accounting body, we pride ourselves on supporting the development of business professionals with the skills and knowledge that employers demand. The Global Business Challenge is an extension of this mission, helping us to identify the next generation of business leaders, nurture their abilities and provide them with a unique career-enhancing experience.”


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