Year End message from Cedric

2020 vision GREAT

2020 cricket GREAT

2020 year NOT SO GREAT


Certainly one of the strangest, longest and most difficult I have ever experienced.

However looking back, we seem to forget all the bad things and focus on tomorrow.

Tomorrow will be brighter and better.

I often tell people – “Write off 2020”. If you were planning to retire in 3 years, add 1 or 2. 

I know it has been harder for some businesses than others, but we are all in the same boat just the turmoil of the stormy seas that vary.

Rest assured that all of us at Newtons are here for you. We will do everything in our power to ensure that we all stronger and better after this crisis.

The capability of the human race is amazing. We can endure extreme hardship and become better thereafter. We forget the negatives in the past and concentrate on the positives in the future.

There is no guarantee that next year will be plain sailing. To the contrary it will probably be hard but certainly better.

Surviving adversities will make us stronger and better.

What is life without some challenges!

We are looking forward to standing together, facing north and having a great 2021. “Kyk Noord”

We are privileged to have so many wonderful clients and we do appreciate the friendship and support. 

I wish you all a blessed, happy and relaxing festive season.






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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.