ACFESA - Association of Certified Fraud Examiners South Africa

The South African Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE SA) is a recognised South African professional body, representing and governing fraud examination professionals in South Africa.

The South African Chapter represents the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, which is the world's largest anti-fraud and white-collar crime organisation and premier provider of training and education in these industries. Our members are committed to reducing white-collar crime worldwide and inspiring public confidence and objectivity within the profession.

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ACFE SA Africa Event: Botswana

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Agenda

March 26, 2024

Main Schedule

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ACFE Botswana Session
What is the role of corporate governance in preventing financial crimes/fraud?

Abstract:
Corporate governance is vital in preventing fraud within organisations by overseeing and maintaining the reliability and accuracy of financial reporting. This is ensured by clear roles and responsibilities on the team, segregation of duties, and tight internal controls that can stand up to testing to ensure reliable financial statements.

It is all about open and adequate flow of information between the audit committee and the external auditors – accountability, transparency, fairness and responsibility.

A firm with strong corporate governance practices has a low probability of financial distress compared to a weak corporate governance firm which includes fraud, misappropriation, material errors, regulatory penalties, poor decision making and reduced stakeholder confidence.
Leon Towsen (Chief Operating Officer at XTND (Pty) Ltd)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ACFE Lesotho Session
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine learning (ML)-Big Data Applications for Fraud Detection

Abstract:
"Corruption and abuse are, unrelentingly and constantly evolving. It’s a different world there. And fraud analytics can help to make sense of it” Deloitte. The volume of generated data had reached zettabytes and is predicted to reach yottabytes by 2025. Forensic Auditors and Forensic Accountants, it’s now a world of data-fields.
Last Mapuranga (Director of Bluelight)

Speakers

Leon Towsen (Chief Operating Officer at XTND (Pty) Ltd)

Leon Towsen

Chief Operating Officer at XTND (Pty) Ltd

Last Mapuranga (Director of Bluelight)

Last Mapuranga

Director of Bluelight

Member

Member PriceR 180

Non-Member

Public PriceR 250