Anje van der Merwe

Management Accounting & Finance (MAF)

Senior Lecturer

“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark

My alma mater

University of the Free State

Personal and professional goals

To create authentic relationships, help where I can, work hard and encourage others through the example I set.

A relevant achievement or accomplishment – including professional and other qualifications
  • Chairperson and member of two audit committees
  • Semi-finalist in Noot vir Noot, 2020 (Afrikaans music trivia tv show)
Overview of qualifications, skills and areas of expertise


  • CA(SA) – SAICA, 2017
  • Honors Degree in Accounting – UFS
  • Bachelor of Accounting – UFS


  • Strategic & critical thinking
  • Communication

Areas of expertise:

  • Management Accounting and Finance”
Why are you proud to be a part of the CA Connect team?

This team is different to any other team that I have been a part of. The care is genuine, the teamwork is inspirational, and the programmes are of exceptional quality!

Which of the CAC Values appeal to you the most and why? (Real, Care, Learn)

It is inspiring to be part of an organisation which actively encourages honesty and authenticity.

Explain if and why education has the power to change South Africa?

Where education leads, change follows. We cannot influence spaces that we do not firstly understand, which can only be achieved through learning, unlearning and relearning.

What does the CA(SA) qualification represent to you?

It lends credibility to years of hard work & dedication, and provides an extraordinary network of opportunities.

If you think of the word “successful,” who is the first person that comes to mind and why?

I don’t think success is defined by referencing any one person. We all have the ability to define what our own success looks like. If you’ve set out to achieve something, then faced adversity and still ended up achieving it, you’re successful in my eyes!

If you could put up a saying on a banner that was displayed around the country, what would it say and why?

Look up from your phone – your eyes might just find the reason for your existence.

What does the future of education look like to you?

Collaborative, transformative and digital!

If you had to define the role of a “teacher”, what would it say?

A role that requires heaps of time, dedication, the willingness to serve, attention to detail and exceptional critical thinking abilities among many others, all which become meaningless if your heart isn’t in it.