Mojalefa ‘Jeff’ Mosala, 29

In his role as business ethics and financial accounting lecturer, Mojalefa ‘Jeff’ Mosala has a unique opportunity to shape the minds of future chartered accountants in a fast-changing world.

Since joining the University of the Free State, he has demonstrated his passion for education and the development of the profession. He received the Innovative Teaching and Learning Award for his ground-breaking and value-adding work and presented his work on community engagement at the South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum (SAHECEF) in 2019.

In his role as a successful Thuthuka programme manager, he mentored students, which allowed him to understand modern-day students and their challenges and provide support for better academic performance and well-being.

He volunteered for several activities at the university such as serving as a representative of the EMS Faculty on the university’s Community Engagement Forum Committee, mentoring accounting students and providing academic support where needed.

His passion for serving extends beyond the borders of the university. As a marker for the APC and ITC board exams, Jeff is contributing towards the development of chartered accountants. He is chairperson of the SAICA Bloemfontein District Forum and is involved in SAICA’s mathematics camps.

He participates in governance structures of several non-profit organisations. This includes serving at national level as an investment and audit committee member at the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA). Jeff also serves as director of finance at the Free State Cricket Union (FSCU), an affiliate of Cricket South Africa, as a board member and chairperson of the finance committee. FSCU is responsible for training and grooming upcoming cricket talent in the Free State for the national senior teams. Moreover, he serves Catch Fire, an NPO that tackles youth challenges by creating opportunities for occupational engagement through dance.

Jeff believes in the value of servanthood and believes a CA(SA) is unlocked when they provide solutions for our country by being accountable in their spaces, big or small. ‘I understand the responsibility that comes with my abilities; I pursue relevance in the modern age as a young CA(SA) by continually seeking to add value. That is how I approach my teaching, mentoring and leadership responsibilities.’

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