New CFO at the helm

30 January 2023
Ms Hlabatau has been tasked with ensuring TASEZ’s financial sustainability.

The Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ) is thrilled to announce the appointment of chartered accountant Ms Rebecca Hlabatau as the organisation’s new chief financial officer (CFO).

Ms Hlabatau, who has 20 years’ experience in senior management in the public sector, brings a wealth of skills to TASEZ from her outstanding track record of working in the health, transport and legal professional services industry.

She will provide TASEZ with strong financial leadership, ensuring a stable base on which it carries out its important role as a catalyst for employment, transformation, socio-economic development and industry growth. Ms Hlabatau brings her own experience of the transport sector as she was previously the CFO of the Cross Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA), a national public entity responsible for the regulation and facilitation of road transport cross border operations in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

She was previously the CFO of Legal Aid South Africa, a national public entity with a network of six provincial offices and 64 local offices located across the country, with a staff complement of 2 700 and a budget of R2- billion.

Ms Hlabatau holds a number of degrees and diplomas, including a post graduate diploma in accounting science (CTA) from the University of South Africa (UNISA), graduating from the flagship Management Advancement Programme (MAP) at the Wits Business School, completing an International Financial Reporting Standards certificate from the University of the Witwatersrand, and reading for an honours in accounting science from UNISA. She is also a qualified chartered accountant, holding the globally recognised CA(SA).

As TASEZ continues to grow and expand its impact on the automotive sector, Ms Hlabatau will be there to provide a steady hand on TASEZ’s financial helm.