Overview of Johannesburg School of Finance

Johannesburg School of Finance (Pty) Ltd (Reg No. 1998/010820/07) is a private sector provider of finance and finance-related training. Our main focus areas are:

  • Short courses in business and financial management for the corporate market
  • Investment training courses for analysts, asset managers and investment professionals, including CFA® preparation workshops
  • Trustee training for trustees of pension and provident funds
  • Entrepreneurship skills development for school learners and educators.
  • 1-on-1 coaching for directors and other high-level decision makers.

Our corporate clients include listed and unlisted companies, organisations, institutions and funds from all sectors of the economy.

We present courses throughout South Africa each year and have also carried out assignments on behalf of clients in Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, South Sudan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Mauritius as well as in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

We have 4 full-time employees, 3 part-time staff and an additional faculty of 6 associate presenters and consultants.

Directors: P A van Ryneveld; J D Mitchell

Accreditation

Johannesburg School of Finance (Pty) Ltd is an accredited training provider with the SETA for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and Other Financial Services (FASSET) for the course ‘Interpreting Financial Statements’.  Our accreditation number is 585/00187/05. South African companies will be able to recognize our training in terms of their skills development plan and will be eligible for the applicable refund of their levy. Click here for a copy of our original FASSET certificate. Click here for a copy of our re-accreditation letter.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE)

We detest any classification of people based on race or skin colour. Nevertheless, in accordance with South African legislation, we qualify as a Level 4  (100%) contributor. 

Our B-BBEE status is registered annually with the Department of Trade and Industry. Click here for a copy of our certificate.

Faculty

Presenters

We take great pride in the quality of our delivery. The selection of competent course presenters is of paramount importance to us.

Our presenters are selected according to the following criteria:

  • practical subject knowledge
  • ability to communicate with students
  • empathy
  • humour
  • enthusiasm
  • patience
  • appropriateness for the level of course being presented.

The selection of presenters is guided by our teaching philosophy which is to develop skills as well as knowledge, in a hands-on and non-threatening manner and in a way that enables learners to enjoy the learning experience as well as gain maximum benefit from their attendance. We therefore avoid selecting presenters for their level of expertise alone and we do not engage people who are not able to transfer knowledge and skills in a manner that is suited to the needs of the learners.

Peter van Ryneveld, CFA

Peter van Ryneveld's career has been in merchant banking, stockbroking and management training. He joined UAL Merchant Bank in 1985 as an investment analyst and by the time he left in 1988 he was Head of Research, responsible for monitoring the performance of shares in all sectors of the economy, producing the quarterly economic overview for the investment division of the bank and managing a department of ten people.

John Mitchell

John Mitchell worked for Gold Fields Mining and Development for 12 years. During this period he designed and instituted a job evaluation system, personally presenting skills training courses to the management and staff of the mines.

Corlize Viljoen

Corlize completed her schooling in 1998 at Goudini High School in the small winelands town of Rawsonville in the Boland. She went on to complete her B.Comm Law degree at the University of Stellenbosch majoring in Financial Accounting and Economics.

Trevor Buckland

Trevor Buckland worked for Old Mutual for 16 years within their Life and their Employee Benefits divisions. Over that period he held a variety of positions; including life agent, legal advisor to clients and intermediaries, advanced training specialist, marketing manager and executive and corporate consultant.

Jolene Ollewagen

Whilst in her third year of studying Bcom at the University of Johannesburg, Jolene started teaching at an IEB school in the south of Johannesburg.

Wim Venter

Wim Venter has, since graduating from University, been involved in business development and in lecturing.

Saubrey Tshabalala

Saubrey Tshabalala holds a BA ED degree majoring in Psychology, Education, History and Business 1 and has attended various workshops on Finance for non-Financial People.

André Kurten

André holds a B Com degree from UNISA and is a CAIB (SA) with the Institute of Bankers in SA. He is a Fellow of The South African Institute of Financial Markets and has served as a Governor on the board for over 10 years.

Andre Lanser CA (SA) ACA

Andre is a consulting trainer as well as a corporate finance practitioner. He has delivered courses for banks around the world in the areas of Credit, Corporate Finance, Valuation and Financial Modelling.