This is the most unusual and absolutely scary time that I have ever witnessed

Dear Clients

This is the most unusual and absolutely scary time that I have ever witnessed.

What are the facts?

  • Economies have been shut down worldwide
  • We all will lose money
  • The economy will struggle
  • Unemployment will increase
  • Our mental health will suffer

What are probabilities?

  • Human behavior might change
  • Consumer behavior might change
  • The recovery might be slow

What should you do?

  • Accept what has happened
  • Be positive
  • Think strategically
  • Be aware of new possibilities and opportunities
  • Re-focus and keep your eye on the future
  • Never give up

What can Newtons do for you?

  • Assist with cash flow by making use of the tax relief measures announced by government
  • Being a sounding board for you
  • Assisting with projected cash flows, etc especially with regard to credit applications

Words are easy and it is easy to say “Be Positive”, but really try and force yourself to focus on the “bright” side in these “dark” times.

Be assured of our support and assistance at all times.


Cedric Peterson




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IC Marais

Professional experience:

IC Marais is a certified CA (SA) with public sector and private sector technical knowledge based on 5 years’ Public Sector accounting, auditing and financial management experience and 5 years audit, tax and accounting experience. Detailed knowledge of private and public sector accounting and auditing standards (GRAP, IPSAS, IFRS, IAS, ISA) and public sector financial legislation (MFMA, etc.)

He enjoys the outdoors, hunting and fishing.


Professional experience:

In 1995, Schalk started as a trainee at Warner and Newton (which became Moores Rowland in 1997 and then Mazars Moores Rowland in 2007) in Bloemfontein. In 1998, Schalk was appointed as manager at Moores Rowland, where he became a partner in 2003. Schalk received his Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Taxation in 2006 and in 2009 he received his Certificate in the Administration of Estates.


Professional experience:

Cedric started as a trainee at Warner and Newton (which became Moores Rowland in 1997 and Mazars Moores Rowland in 2007), Bloemfontein, in 1986. After completion of his articles, he joined the Special Investigations Division of the Department of Finance (SA Revenue Services) as a senior inspector from 1990 to 1991.


Professional experience:

Lucha started her career as a tax inspector at the Inland Revenue Department of New Zealand. After this she worked in commerce in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

On her return to South Africa, she completed her CA training contract with us and has been with Newtons ever since. She became a Partner in 2012.

Apart from her CA(SA) qualification she also holds a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Taxation (2005) and has the overall responsibility for training as our Training Officer.