Luyanda Gidini is currently the acting CFO at Metropolitan Trading Company (MTC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the City of Johannesburg Municipality. He also sits as an acting executive director in MTC’s board of directors.
MTC is responsible for the development of the Johannesburg Broadband Network (JBN) to cater for the city’s internal telecommunications requirements at a reduced cost as well as to stimulate social and economic development in Johannesburg. The entity achieved actual revenue of just over R500 million for the current financial period and manages a fibre network valued at more than R600 million.
Some of his other significant achievements include being interviewed by Sam Mkokeli on Newzroom Afrika on 14 June 2019 as part of a discussion of the Sygnia, Tongaat and Deloitte debacle.
Luyanda signed off the first trainee accountant under the training programme to become a chartered accountant in January 2019 (as the training officer of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality (CoJ) Academy of Chartered Accountants training programme).
He was appointed as a member and chairperson of the Equal Education (NPO) Audit Committee in February 2019 and was interviewed by Vuyo Mvoko on eNCA in October 2018 as part of a panel discussion on the VBS report with Robert Vivian.
In March 2018, Luyanda was appointed as chairperson of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA) Johannesburg branch. In May 2019, he was also appointed to the Audit Committee of the Black Business Council (BBC). Luyanda was appointed national secretary-general of ABASA in July 2018. With the Executive Mayor of the CoJ, Mr Herman Mashaba,
he was involved with the launching the CoJ’s Academy of Chartered Accountants training programme in June 2018.