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Brenda Swale Coetzee CA(SA)


Ziyo (formerly CMDS) is a Southern African specialist accounting firm, with heart. For more than 25 years, we have worked exclusively with non-profit organisations and their funders by providing bookkeeping, accounting, internal audit and financial management support services, consulting advice, training, and financial management and governance reviews of organisations. After qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1998 at Deloitte in Durban, Brenda worked in London as an internal auditor at a social housing organisation, igniting her passion for developing financial management skills in the non-profit sector. After gaining experience as a consultant on organisational risk management processes and managing internal audit teams at Deloitte Cape Town, Brenda joined Habitat for Humanity SA as national finance manager. In 2010, Brenda became a consultant at Ziyo and has since served a large variety of small to large non-profit organisations and funding agencies, and loved it enough to become the CEO.