Awards and Competitions

Top 35-under-35 awards

This elite award recognises 35 exceptional chartered accountants under the age of 35. These difference makers are not just excelling in their professional careers but are also making significant contributions to their communities and the broader economy. They are the leaders, innovators, and change-makers, embodying the values of excellence, integrity, and vision that SAICA stands for.

Meet the 2023 Top 35-under-35 finalists.

Trainee Trailblazers

Aimed at celebrating the achievements of our remarkable trainee accountants, this category shines a light on those who have demonstrated exceptional skill, ethics, and dedication in the early stages of their careers. These individuals represent the bright future of accounting, showcasing commitment, talent, and a drive to redefine the boundaries of what is possible in the accounting profession.

Meet the 2023 Trainee Trailblazers finalists.

Meet our 2023 Trainee Trailblazer Overall Winner

Winner: Trainee Trailblazer 2023

We are thrilled to introduce you to the remarkable Wamashudu Mukheli, our Trainee Trailblazers Winner for 2023! Wamashudu Mukheli is not just a name; he's a visionary leader who's making waves in the world of education. As the co-founder and Managing Director of Campus Connect, an Ed-Tech company based in Gauteng, South Africa, he's changing the game! A Wits Graduate and currently in his second year of completing his SAICA articles at BDO South Africa in Johannesburg, specialising in Financial Services Valuations and Credit, Wamashudu's dedication to education led him to establish Campus Connect in 2019. Campus Connect has been a beacon of hope for over 20 000 students from various universities across the country, providing them with top-notch educational learning materials to excel in their Chartered Accountancy journey. đź’ˇ Wamashudu Mukheli's vision and leadership are driving a significant impact in the field of Chartered Accountancy education, inspiring countless others along the way.

Meet our 2023 Top 35-under-35 overall winner

Overall winner: Senzo Ndlangamandla CA(SA)

Congratulations, Senzo, on this remarkable achievement! As the Head of the Department for Accounting Sciences at Walter Sisulu University and the Managing Director at SnB Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors, Senzo Ndlangamandla is an accomplished education professional. He dedicated 3 years to serving as the JSE Investment Challenge Coordinator in the Mthatha region, introducing students—predominantly from rural communities—to stock exchange dynamics. His impactful work in academia led to his appointment as the head of the department for accounting sciences at Walter Sisulu University in 2022, where he successfully implemented a plan that improved the University’s SAICA rating. In addition, he runs an audit practice with a staff complement of 11, all of whom are youth, showcasing his commitment to fostering opportunities for the next generation.
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Meet our 2023 Top 35-under-35 category winners