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Jan 30, 2019

"Financial figures are the results of decisions, and you need to be involved in the decisions if you want to influence the financial figures".


Data is vital. So vital that, when there's no data network infrastructure where your business is based, you have to get it built yourself. This relies on relationships, partnering with mobile phone companies and local government to get it done. Cape Town-based Pieter de Wit is CFO of Afrimat South Africa, a leading black-empowered open pit mining company providing industrial minerals and construction materials. He spoke to AICPA & CIMA's Kyle Hannan shortly before presenting at the late 2018 AICPA 'Finance Transformation' conference in Johannesburg.



  • Getting more data and using it better
  • paying attention to the legislative landscape that underpins the business
  • relationships and partnering via a team
  • consolidating ERP systems process by process
  • Change-management.
  • Business dashboards using near to real-time information.
  • Some of the social, political and economic factors unique to the requirements of doing business in South Africa.
  • Transformation.
  • Sustainability.
  • Mining and construction.


Afrimat Limited CFO Pieter de Wit is an experienced Financial Director with over 16 years in senior roles at PWC. He then worked in the mining & metals industry, joining his current company in 2008. Skilled in negotiation, business-planning, internal audit, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). He also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (cum laude) focused in General Business Administration and Management from Stellenbosch University, South Africa.



  • Afrimat Limited is a leading black empowered open pit mining company providing industrial minerals and construction
  • Connect with Pieter de Wit on LinkedIn



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