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Not just a pretty face – Meet Sané van der Watt,

Not just a pretty face

Meet Sané van der Watt,

Third year SAICA trainee accountant at Newtons and resident fitness guru. Sané has been an inspiration to us all with the dedication and hard work she put into preparing for the NABBA Free State / Northern Cape Provincial Competition that took place on 16 September. Here she came 3rd and qualified for the SA’s in the Sportsmodel category which took place in Pretoria on 7 October where she placed 6th.

Well done Sané!

Congratulations to our Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraising winners!


Congratulations to our “Toasted Sandwiches Making” team who raised the most money during our breast Cancer Awareness Month Fundraising Challenge!


Thanks to their efforts they raised R800!


In second place, we had the “Guess how many Marshmallows in the Jar” team.

Congratulations Lucha on wining a delicious Carrot Cake by guessing the closest number!


In third place was the “Brownies and milkshake” team.

Thanks for all the initiative, effort and work that went into these weekly Friday events during October! In total, we raised R2129.00 for Breast Cancer Awareness!

Danie endures the desert and the dunes


The Walvis Bay endurance is the African Championships and this takes place every year at the end of August, this year it was their 21st year of existence. Riders from all over the world participated. Danie Saayman, a trainee at Newtons, represented the international barbarian team in this championship, where they competed against the South African and Namibian team. It is a 120km desert ride, and is considered one of the most challenging rides in the world. The ride starts at 4 o’clock in the morning and successful riders finish late afternoon. It was the 4th time that Danie completed this ride successfully, but the Namibian team unfortunately prevailed. It’s always an incredible privilege to ride Walvis Bay, and it’s one of the rides you can truly say, “TO FINISH IS TO WIN.”

Siseko Tose appointed to ABASA National Committee


We are proud to announce that Siseko Tose, currently Chairperson of the ABASA Free State branch, has been elected at the ABASA National Conference held in Durban into the National Committee for the following two portfolios:

1. Head of Transformation
2. Head of Education

He is the youngest member ever to serve on the National Committee and to top it off, he is the first ever member to be elected into two portfolios.

Newtons receives award at ABASA Free State Branch FQE Dinner

Newtons is very proud to have received the “Most Supportive Firm Award” at this year’s ABASA FQE Dinner. The FQE Dinner is a yearly event where black successfull candidates passing qualifying exams in the field of Accounting are honoured. Not only did the firm receive an award, Siseko Tose, current chairman of the ABASA Free State Branch also received an award for being the “Most Involved Member”. Two previous Newtons Trainee Accountants also received awards for passing their SAIPA Professional Evaluation, Luzanne Harmse and Thembakazi Kojana. Thank you also to our other Newtons employees attending the dinner to support them.


At the back from left to right is: Thembakazi Kojana, Luzanne Harmse, Anzé Pienaar, Anette van Heerden, De-Jay Ferris. Front from left to right: Siseko Tose, Gershwin Engelbrecht and Jane Motshabi.



Congratulations successfull SAIPA Professional Exam Candidates!

Newtons is extremely proud to announce that the following trainee accountants have successfully passed their SAIPA Professional Evaluation:

Thembakazi Kojana, Sharidon Williams, Luzanne Harmse and Eric Salley.

“It always seems impossible, until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela

We wish you every success in your careers!


Newtons went “back to school”

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Newtons went “Back to School” for Youth Day this year and had the privilege of having Sheri Brynard as our guest speaker. Sheri is a world renowned speaker and international ambassador for all people with Down syndrome.

She is the only person with Down syndrome (normal Trisomy 21) who has a tertiary teacher’s diploma (in Educare), without any amendments had been made to the course (or special assistance), in the world. What makes this an even greater achievement is the fact that her lectures and her study material was only provided in English, her second language.

She is currently an assistant teacher in a Pre-primary school for learners with special needs.

Shéri tries to change negative perceptions about people with Down syndrome and she is an activist to give all people with Down syndrome the same opportunities they would have had, if they were fully abled.

She truly believes that all people have the ability to choose to make the best of their circumstances and she is the living example of that.