South Africa

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KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries and have more than 162,000 people working in member firms around the world.


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About KPMG in Africa
KPMG Africa Limited (KAL) defines a separate legal entity comprising 14 national practices in sub-Saharan Africa that are managed, from a client’s perspective, effectively as one firm, ie, with one governance Board and one Executive Committee.


The KPMG Africa Board appoints the Africa Region Chairman, approves the long-term strategy, protects and enhances the KPMG brand, manages risk, appoints and evaluates management and approves policies and procedures. The KPMG Africa Chairman and Senior Director resides in Johannesburg, South Africa. The key responsibilities of the Africa Executive Committee include the development and execution of strategy, establishing an effective process to ensure compliance with policies and procedures, as well as executing and monitoring the implementation of Africa Board decisions.


All French-speaking African National practices fall under ‘Francophone Africa’, the most senior representative of which is a permanent invitee on the KPMG Africa Board. Remaining practices in Africa – ie, in North Africa – fall into our Middle East South Asia (MESA) region.


About KPMG in South Africa


KPMG in South Africa goes to market by line of business or industry, serving all of the key sectors across our economy. This focus allows our professionals to understand our clients’ needs rapidly, within the context of their specific business and the broader sector in which they operate. Our people consequently enjoy the growth opportunities that such an environment affords.


KPMG has 12 offices in South Africa, comprising our national office in Johannesburg and regional offices in Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Durban, East London, Nelspruit, Pietermaritzburg, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria and Secunda. With over 3,400 staff and more than 230 partners, we are one of the largest Audit, Tax and Advisory firms in the country.


KPMG in South Africa is owned by South Africans, headed up by a democratically elected Board. The Board elects the Chairman and the Chief Executive, who in turn appoints his/her Executive Committee.


We are proud to be South Africans, operating in the global marketplace. Our passion for the country, Transformation (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment) and the upliftment of our communities is self-evident.


We also played a pivotal role in bringing a number of our African national practices (including South Africa) together under a separate legal entity – KPMG Africa Limited to allow for seamless operational integration. Our Chief Executive, Trevor Hoole, is the Senior Partner of KPMG in South Africa. 


KPMG in South Africa also plays an active role in KPMG’s global network. Roughly 40 professionals from the South African firm have active roles on international KPMG bodies – across the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMA) region and at a global level. With direct representation on KPMG’s International Board and International Council, as well as numerous international committees, working groups and networks, the South African firm is well positioned to think globally and act locally.


To learn more about us, please refer to our publication, Turning Knowledge Into Value, by clicking here.

Transformation on Track Q4 2015

Transformation on Track
KPMG's transformation strategy is bold and unapologetic with a focus on relating in a meaningful way to our stakeholders and developing our people.