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Stiaan KlueDepartment: Executive Office
Title: Founder and and Chairperson: Advisory Board
Stiaan is the Founder and Chairperson of the Advisory Board of the South African Institute of Tax Professionals.
As a disadvantaged student at Point High School in Mossel Bay, North-West University offered him a full bursary to study chartered accountancy. In 2003 Stiaan completed his studies and joined Deloitte in Johannesburg. He continued his studies during his training contract and in 2005 he completed his masters degree in taxation cum laude and top of his class.
He also serves as the Chairperson of the Centre for Association Research and Intelligence which he founded, and acts as the Vice president of the Southern African Institute for Business Accountants. Stiaan was instrumental in the establishment of the African Association of Tax Institutes where he serves as Vice President. In 2011 Stiaan was elected President of the International Tax Directors' Forum - the global forum for tax professional bodies.
Prior to establishing the South African Institute of Tax Professionals, Stiaan was a full-time academic supervising post graduate masters students with specialisation in taxation. After his short stint in academia, he continued to lecture part-time, published articles in various peer reviewed journals and delivered papers at international conferences. Stiaan founded and is the managing author of Silke on Tax Administration with co-authors Professor Jackie Arendse (Rhodes) and Dr Bob Williams (UKZN).
As an entrepreneur himself, he has a revolutionary passion for entrepreneurship. Although SAIT is no longer a small enterprise, Stiaan remains an activist and champion for small businesses development. He believes that the success of South Africa depends largely on citizens ability to rally behind the National Development Plan, its Vision for 2030 and the fact that South Africa needs to radically transform its economy. In this vain, he presented to Parliament in 2013 and publicly he called upon President Jacob Zuma to establish a small business Ministry.
In May 2014 President Zuma established a dedicated Ministry for Small Business Development. Subsequently Stiaan was appointed to the ministerial task team developing a SMME colloquium with the objective to ultimately present a master plan for small business development in South Africa.