About MGI RAS
MGI RAS was established with the common purpose of providing world class professional services in South Africa, throughout the continent of Africa and globally. We provide sustainable solutions aimed at enhancing good corporate governance, sustainable financial management practices and effective people development in both the public and private sectors of the economy.
MGI RAS entities provide assurance (incl. external audit), accounting, taxation, payroll, audit quality assurance, Sustainability and ESG advisory and assurance, IT audits, data analytics, project assurance, compliance review, performance information consulting, financial management consulting and people development (incl. coaching and training) which is central to our service offerings.
MGI RAS is a transformed professional services company and a Level 1 rated empowering service provider according to the B-BBEE codes of good practice.
The MGI RAS team possess the acumen of modern-day finance professionals having successfully worked in different industries in South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
Our team has a combined experience of about 80 years in the industry.
Our team share a common vision and an interest in the development of a sustainable organisation including skills development to address the developmental needs globally.
We are committed to delivering quality service and meet client expectations by ensuring strict compliance with international standards and best practice.
Quality remains a key focus in our organisation and our teams are qualified and registered members of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), South African Institute of Government Auditors (SAIGA), Services Seta (SSETA), and Local Government SETA (LGSETA).
Making a difference by helping organisations nurture value for stakeholders.
To be trusted and dependable long-term business advisors.
To provide cost-effective, engaging and quality solutions for sustainable value.
Our Core Values
Be honest and uphold strong moral principles in our dealings.
Ensure people development through skills transfer as we deliver our services.
Excellence through Teamwork
Optimise on the diversity of our team to provide high quality services.
Meet our Team
Patricia is the co-founder and CEO of MGI RAS which is a member firm of MGI Worldwide. She is a strategic entrepreneurial accountant with commitment to people and organisations transformation. She is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and a Chartered Director (South Africa) with diverse experience in talent management, ESG (with specialisation in governance) Audit, IFRS and Quality assurance technical expertise. Patricia has discharged various senior and executive management roles. She has diverse exposure to both the private and public sectors and audit of United Nations’ organisations during her tenure at the AGSA. She further served as the Head of Transformation in her previous tenure as a partner of one of the global Firms. She is a vector performance and leadership coach, in line with her passion for helping organisations and people to grow responsibly in realising their potential in a sustainable manner. Her life motto is “Grow as I Grow”.
Jerome is a Pastor, the Director, Head of Advisory and CVO of MGI RAS. He has more than 15 years’ experience in public and private sector audit. Jerome has an excellent knowledge of IFRS, GRAP, Companies Act, PFMA, MFMA, Treasury Regulations and other Legislation. Jerome is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA).
She is an extrovert, mother, and a teacher, a multiskilled executive with a solid background in audit, financial management, governance, risk management, quality assurance, entrepreneurship and advisory. She has extensive experience in both public and private sector from various industries. i.e., Telecommunications, education, transport, manufacturing, engineering, information technology, real estates, non-profit entities, logistics, and public sector. She is responsible for delivering our audit and advisory projects within MGI RAS, leading a dynamic team of professionals within the firm, where we believe in excellence through teamwork. She is also responsible for the
quality and ethics within the firm, ensuring we deliver quality services that are in line with international standards and best practice. She holds a B. Com degree from Wits, B. Com Honours from UNISA, and a master in business leadership (MBL) from UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership. She is a Chartered Accountant, Management Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and a registered Auditor.
Baphiwe Mahlabela is an associate director at MGI RAS. She has more than 5 years post article experience in public sector audit. She has excellent knowledge of IFRS ,GRAP, Companies ACT, PFMA,MFMA ,Treasury regulation and other regulations
Patrick is a natural born leader, having an ability to influence teams to deliver on the project objectives. He is a Director at MGI RAS responsible for Assurance and Advisory Service lines of the firm. He is the training officer and the chairperson of the Quality Risk and Ethics Committee. He is a qualified chattered accountant and registered auditor with over 8 years post qualification experience. He also holds a masters in taxation.
HEAD OF ADVISORY
(MBA, B. Com Hons Acc, Higher Dipl Acc, Lean/Process Specialist)
Stephen Dewa is a dynamic and forward-thinking leader in consulting and is Head of Advisory at MGI RAS having come from SkX Protiviti where he held several senior and executive positions namely Senior Manager, Associate Director, and Director, respectively. Stephen has more than 25 years’ experience in the private and public sector with deep expertise in working in internal auditing, business consulting, operations improvement, business review strategy, lean six sigma projects, aviation sector, manufacturing, and rail industries. In his years of experience, he has helped C – suites solve complex business challenges. He has advised organisation across rail industries in South Africa, Zambia and Mozambique.
Of his years of experience 10 years were spent the private sector where he worked for Ingwebu Breweries in Zimbabwe holding senior positions including Audit Manager, Treasury Manager and Group Accountant. Stephen prides himself of having obtained extensive Big 4 firm experience gained in working in various advisory projects.
With African exposure spanning the breadth of the SADC region, Stephen is no stranger to the development and implementation of bespoke industry African solutions. Stephen holds B, Com Honours degree in accounting (B. Com Hon), Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), Higher Diploma in Accounting and several business Diplomas in accounting and business studies and is a certified process/lean specialist. He is a methodical thinker with a “big picture view” who adapts to shift from concepts to execution strategy. He is enthusiastic about sharing knowledge and has advanced communication skills.
Chipo Mashava is a focused and dynamic professional with over 9 years of IT and financial audit experience. Her experience in both external and internal audits spans across listed entities, private entities, public sector entities, non-profit organisations (NPOs), and Small and Medium-sized Entities (SMEs). She has worked on clients in various industries ranging asset management, education, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, information technology, logistics, manufacturing, mining, retail.
Chipo Mashav is an Associate Director at MGI RAS responsible for the delivery of IT Advisory projects. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Rhodes University. She is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
Simbongile Manzi is an experienced chartered accountant with more than 10 years post qualification experience. He has extensive experience in public sector auditing having spent more than 5 years working at South Africa’s supreme audit institution. The majority of these years were in a senior management role. He has deep understanding of public sector accounting and auditing principles, and in his previous roles provided accounting and auditing support to audit teams. His primary areas of exposure have been in higher education and training (incorporating SETAs, TVET colleges and universities), public entities and government departments. He is also experienced in performing engagement quality reviews. He is a registered auditor with the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors and has previously also been a training officer.