Khaya S Sithole, a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the Institute of Directors; studied at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and completed his CA articles with the FirstRand Group working in the Retail Banking; Investment Banking; Asset Management and Insurance Divisions of the FirstRand Group. He was appointed as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer of OUTsurance SA in 2009.
He has lectured in accounting, tax and finance for the UKZN, Wits and UCT. He has served as a mentor on the Shanduka Black Umbrellas Incubation Programme which made him responsible for the mentorship of start-up businesses and evaluation of business plans submitted to Shanduka. He also served on the Advisory Panel for Shanduka Black Umbrellas. From 2015 to 2017, he served on the Executive Committee of the SAICA Young CA Network in Gauteng.
Khaya is an editor of three textbooks – Graded Questions on Income Tax (Mitchell & Mitchell) and Gripping GAAP (Service & Kolitz) and Gripping GAAP – Graded Questions (Service). He also headed up the 2012 editorial working group for the SAICA Legislation Handbook on behalf of SAICA and LexisNexis.
Khaya serves as the resident analyst and talk show host on Kaya FM and is a regular contributor on eNCA and the SABC and writes a column for the Business Day. He headed up the research team that created the Lesedi Education Endowment Fund which was presented to the Cabinet as part of the quest for finding a lasting solution to the university crisis.
Khaya serves on the boards of Stadio Holdings Limited; Tshikululu Social Investments NPC and Lefika La Phodiso (The Art Therapy Institute).
Since January 2017, Khaya has been a graduate student at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford, UK.