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
  • 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, Eswatini (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

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.

Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act)

Click here for a copy of our POPI Act policy.



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

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 - JHBFIN Lecturer - Finance For Non-Financial Managers - CPPF Module

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.

Marisa de Vries

Marisa de Vries

Marisa completed her schooling in 1998 at Welkom Gimnasium High School. She went on to complete her B.Comm Marketing degree and Post Educational Certificate at the University of Stellenbosch. She is a registered StrengthsFinder and DNA True North Coach.

Morne Meiring

Morne completed his schooling in 1998 at Richards Bay Highschool in the small coastal town Richards Bay where he was born and grew up.