"It always seems impossible until it's done."Nelson Mandela
Our History

The Centre of Excellence in Financial Services was registered on the 23rd of December 2016.

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Our Mission

View our mission and vision.

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Centre of Excellence in Financial Services Announced

At the State of the Nation address 2016.

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Research

Research reports

Take a look at our research reports here.

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DRRP research

We request for research on a number of interesting and challenging topics. Read through some of our problem statements, research proposals and articles here.

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Working papers

Take a look at our working papers here.

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DRRP articles

Read the research papers submitted in response to problem statements supplied by the industry.

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Latest Media

  • New board membership

    The Centre of Excellence in Financial Services would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mr Kuben Naidoo to the board.

    June 14, 2024
  • Banking on small and medium-sized enterprises

    The small, micro and medium enterprises have become a national focus area in South Africa, with many state and private institutions wanting to understand this complex ecosystem. Access to finance has been a popular narrative for the lack of growth of this sector, but it has many friction points that all contribute to the current state of SME development.

    May 14, 2024
  • Board Member Spotlight: Recognising Outstanding Achievements

    The Centre of Excellence in Financial Services (COEFS) is indeed proud to recognise the achievements of our board member, Professor Euvin Naidoo, who has been recognised for two global awards of distinction this year.

    May 13, 2024
  • New board membership

    The Centre of Excellence in Financial Services is sad to announce the retirement of Mr Cas Coovadia from the board

    April 11, 2024