Pule Joseph Mothibe – Agent of change
Pule Joseph Mothibe has helped transform the accounting profession in many ways.
His motivation in choosing to study Accounting was to honour the country’s first black African chartered accountant (CA), Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu, by following in his footsteps.
He obtained a BCom degree at the former University of Bophuthatswana (Unibo) and a postgraduate diploma at the University of Natal. His BCom studies were not his last encounter with Unibo, however. When he started his career, he was the first black African with a CTA qualification and that made him an instant role model and mentor to his peers.
Today he is the head of Human Capital and a partner in the audit firm Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC).
His climb up the corporate ladder was steady and five years ago, PwC asked him to serve on the firm’s executive committee for Southern Africa.
He has been a member of the National Gambling Board Audit Committee and has served as one of PwC’s governing board members in the past.
Pule is a member of the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Independent Regulatory Board of Accountants, the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants in SA and the Black Management Forum.