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The PAFA newsletter is published every two months. It contains the latest news from the accountancy profession around Africa and beyond. Members and other stakeholders are welcome to submit articles/stories for our editorial review and publication. Click on the links below to read our past newsletters.

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30 September 2022

The API newsletter: July 2022 to September 2022

The latest segment of the API newsletter covers a topical issue selected by API staff - to deliver on our thought leadership and lifelong learning aspirations - for consideration by our stakeholders and the general readership. In this newsletter edition, we shine a spotlight on diversity and inclusivity. Diversity refers to the makeup of an organisation’s people or workforce — such as gender, race/ ethnicity, age, just to name a few, and inclusion refers to a measure of culture and policy actions that enables diversity to thrive.

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31 August 2022

PAFA newsletter: June 2022 to July 2022

Dear Colleagues,

It is hard to believe that we have already passed the hallway mark of 2022. Time is flying as we are implementing the PAFA Strategy for 2022-2024, which is now available on our new website at In addition to the Strategy, the website contains information about Who We Are, What We Do, Membership, and News and Events, as well as valuable Resources. Visit the website often to stay abreast of developments in the accountancy profession in Africa and beyond.

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27 June 2022

The API newsletter: April 2022 to June 2022

Why the African Professionalisation Initiative (API)?

To realise an African Public Sector capacitated by competent, ethical and influential professionals who support accountability, transparency and good finance governance – Thereby driving realisation of Africa Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) – e.g. Mobility for quality accountancy professionals across Africa) and the AU Agenda 2063 aspirations , with particular focus on aspirations 1,3 and 6.

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31 May 2022

PAFA newsletter: April 2022 to May 2022

Dear Colleagues,

The launch of the State of the Profession in Africa report on 23 June 2022 is a key milestone for PAFA. The report, which was developed in collaboration with our affiliate, ACCA, and PwC, is a great example of collaboration in action and a clear resonance for our future. The findings make for interesting reading—the profession is aware of the issues we need to tackle, optimistic about the future and keen to do more to prove our value across Africa.

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1 April 2022

PAFA newsletter: February 2022 to March 2022

Dear Colleagues,

It is hard to believe that we are already approaching the second quarter of 2022. The Team
at PAFA is excited about the Plan for 2022, which are now supplemented with activity plans
for PAO Development, Accountancy Learning & Development, Technical Excellence, and
Quality Management.

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31 January 2022

PAFA newsletter: December 2021 to January 2022

Dear Colleagues,

Warm wishes for a blessed and healthy 2022. We trust you had a restful festive season.
We ended the year on a high note with a successful PAFA Board Meeting, PAFA PAO
Leadership Forum, and Africa Congress of Accountants 2021.

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30 September 2021

PAFA newsletter: August 2021 to September 2021

Dear Colleagues,

I recently participated in the annual conference and 50th anniversary of the Chartered
Governance and Accountancy Institute in Zimbabwe (formerly the Institute of Chartered
Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe). The theme of the conference resonated with
me: Reset. Reignite. Refocus.

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31 July 2021

PAFA newsletter: June 2021 to July 2021

Dear Colleagues,

I commend you for your continued resilience in a challenging environment. As frontline
workers continue to save lives; accountants continue to save livelihoods. I encourage you to
share your ideas and innovations with fellow professional accountancy organisations as you
progress from response to recovery to renewal.

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31 May 2021

PAFA newsletter: April 2021 to May 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We trust that you continue to fare well in the current environment. We are longing for
the day that the Pandemic is finally behind us. Nevertheless, its social and economic
implications will be felt for a very long time. 

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31 March 2021

PAFA newsletter: February 2021 to March 2021

Dear Colleagues,

How time flies ... it is almost five months since I joined PAFA. During this time, I have
worked closely with the team to develop a work plan for 2021 focused on adding value
to our stakeholders, harnessing relations to do so within our limited resources, while
mitigating identified risks.

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29 January 2021

PAFA newsletter: December 2020 to January 2021

Dear PAFA Membership and Other Stakeholders,

Warm wishes for a blessed 2021. I am honoured and humbled by the confidence you have placed in me. I received a warm welcome from the PAFA leadership, former CEO – Mr. Vickson Ncube, and PAFA Team and am grateful for their time and patience as I am learning about this great organisation.

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