Our people: Lemao Ditodi
Lemao Ditodi joined black lite in January 2011 as a consultant. His key client involvements at black lite include the following:
Kagiso Media Ltd – supporting and advising the client on the BEE verification for Kagiso Media Ltd and Kagiso Broadcasting;
Xstrata Alloys mines – supporting and advising the client on the BEE verification of their mines and operations (including Western Mines, Wonderkop, Carbon and PSV Lions);
ABSA Capital – playing a key role in formulating and presenting the long strategies for Human Resource Development and Enterprise Development;
Kagiso Tiso Holdings (Pty) Ltd – assessing the ownership structures of the two companies.
His other responsibilities at black lite consulting included preparing black lite consulting for their financial statement audit and BEE verification, drafting and compiling response letters to dti publications (eg the proposed financial sector charter ).
Prior to joining black lite, he served his articles at KPMG from January 2006 until December 2008. During his articles, he was involved in planning, executing and finalising audits, project management, liaising with clients, audit managers and partners.
He was appointed a tax consultant in Tax Management Services at KPMG. In Tax Management Services, he was involved in accrual reviews, payroll reviews, due diligence reviews, as well as providing technical tax written opinions.
Lemao had a broad range of audit and tax clients, which include – Eskom, State Information Technology Agency Ltd, Sasfin Bank and Securities , Sentech Ltd, Accenture SA (Pty) Ltd, - Sasol,Rockwell Diamonds, Auto and General Insurance.
He presented a course designed for CA trainees (i.e. CA Tax training), as well as technical training sessions to the staff at Tax Management Services.
He also served as the general secretary of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of South Africa (ABASA) Tshwane Branch. He gave extra accounting lessons and career guidance to students at Phelindaba High School in Attridgeville. He also provided motivational talks and career guidance to High school students in Mamelodi, as well as students at the University of Limpopo.
Lemao serves on the finance committee at St Monica’s church in Midrand. His involvement her includes managing, counting and recording collections from the church services, monitoring and evaluating internal controls and financial performance, as well as well capturing financial information on Pastel (the church’s accounting system)
Lemao earned is BCom (Accounting) from RAU in 2004 , and his B.Compt Honours (CTA) qualification from UNISA in 2006. He registered as a CA(SA) with SAICA in April 2010.