Rockman empowered to root

2017-03-29 06:03
The MEC for the Department of Finance in the Free State, Elzabe Rockman, passed the certified fraud examiner (CFE) examination recently. Photo: Mlungisi Louw

The MEC for the Department of Finance in the Free State, Elzabe Rockman, passed the certified fraud examiner (CFE) examination recently. Photo: Mlungisi Louw

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The Free State Finance MEC, Elzabe Rockman, is one of 13 senior state officials who passed the certified fraud examiner (CFE) examination recently.

The examination is offered by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organisation and venerated provider of anti-fraud training and education.

Premier Ace Magashule’s spokesperson, Tiisetso Makhele, told Express the certification will improve sound financial management and good gover­nance in the public sector.

“Our goal is to have a pool of assessors who will ensure that we use internal resources to combat fraud,” Makhele said.

The exam consists of a rigorous test on the four major disciplines that comprise the fraud examination body of knowledge.

This includes fraud prevention and deterrence, financial transactions and fraud schemes, investigation and law.

Magashule congratulated Rockman for being the first and only MEC in South Africa to become a certified fraud exa­miner.

“This is a strong indication that the Free State is really committed to the fight against fraud and corruption. By becoming a certified fraud examiner, Rockman is empowered to identify the warning signs and red flags that indicate the evidence and risk of fraud,” Magashule said.

The premier also congratula­ted the director-general of the Free State provincial government, Kopung Ralikontsane, the provincial accountant-general, Anna Fourie, the Office of the Premier deputy director general (DDG) responsible for policy, planning, and coordination, Thuso Ramaema and the chief financial officer (CFO) of the Free State legislature, Quintin Hugo.

This CFE programme was coordinated and funded by the Free State provincial treasury.


Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.