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Press release: Adv Khaya Thango appointed Deputy Chairperson of FISA

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Adv Khaya Thango appointed Deputy Chairperson of FISA

The Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa (FISA) is pleased to announce that Adv Khayelihle (Khaya) Thango was voted to the position of Deputy Chairperson at the recent Annual General Meeting of the Institute.

Adv Thango is an Advocate at the KwaZulu-Natal Bar with a wide-ranging practice that includes representing government departments at a local, provincial and national level. His previous work experience includes Head of Executor Legal Compliance at BoE Trust KZN, Legal Manager at Absa Trust KZN, and Acting Deputy Master at the Department of Justice.

Angelique Visser, Chairperson of FISA, said: “We congratulate Khaya on his appointment and are looking forward to working closely as a team this coming year in order to meet the Institute’s strategic objectives which will be to the benefit of members, stakeholders and the public.

“FISA Council represents members from various professions, including the legal, financial planning, accounting, trust and estate planning sectors which means that the team collectively have the qualifications, experience and skills to shape the fiduciary industry.”

Adv Thango replaces Graham McPherson on FISA’s Council, whose term had run to an end.  Ms Visser thanked him for his contribution, both recently and in past years.

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Prepared by: Lucy Reyburn of .Word (082 922 7483 or lucyrey@iafrica.com)

Contact: Angelique Visser, Chairperson of FISA (082 565 3565) or angelique@www.fisa.net.za

About FISA

The Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa (FISA) is a non-profit organisation that represents fiduciary practitioners and sets high minimum standards for the industry to protect the public’s interests. FISA is the only professional body focusing solely on fiduciary practitioners in Southern Africa.

 

Activities of FISA members include but are not restricted to the drafting of wills, administration of trusts and estates, beneficiary funds, tax and financial advice and the management of client funds.

 

FISA has over 700 individual members, who collectively manage in excess of R250 billion. They draft several thousand wills each year and administer around 50 percent of deceased estates reported to the Master’s Office.

 

FISA helps to make processes smoother for members and the public, particularly through its good working relationship with the Master’s Office and SARS.

 

 

 

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