• Mazars East London joins SizweNtsalubaGobodo Grant Thornton

Mazars East London is joining SNG Grant Thornton, effective 01 September 2019. SNG Grant Thornton is a member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL).

Grant Thornton is a global network of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms made up of 53,000 people in more than 140 countries.

SNG Grant Thornton, the largest home-grown audit and advisory firm in Southern Africa has 13 offices across the country. This opportunity cements the position of the firm in the Eastern Cape through the integration of SNG Grant Thornton East London practice and Mazars East London practice.

With more than 24 years, Mazars East London is a respected key player in the Eastern Cape region, delivering unique value to its clients. The firm’s long-standing presence, influence in the market and growth ambition, are some of the commonalities shared by the two firms, as they cement their respective positions in the professional services market in the Eastern Cape.

This merger combines the strength and experience of Mazars East London and SNG Grant Thornton’s footprint and expertise. It serves as a significant growth milestone that will provide a unique advantage to clients. The newly combined firm will provide an extension of capabilities, positioning the firm to deliver greater value to the dynamic professional service market in the Eastern Cape.

Victor Sekese, Chief Executive of SNG Grant Thornton, commented:

“This is a significant milestone for the firm and we are excited that our growth ambitions are being realised through a combination of another like-minded firm. We are delighted about the immense possibilities ahead of us and we are determined to provide a truly distinctive client experience”

Tony Balshaw, the Managing Partner, commented:

“We are excited to be integrating with SNG Grant Thornton, after previously having a long-standing relationship with Grant Thornton. This will strengthen our capability and capacity in key service areas in the region and beyond.

A great opportunity arose with SizweNtsalubaGobodo, the largest home-grown audit and advisory firm in Southern Africa having joined the Grant Thornton global network in 2018.

For us in East London, being a part of South Africa’s leading professional services firm, we are better able to help business owners and organisations unlock their potential on the local, regional and global stage.

This is exciting for all of us, for our employees and our clients, and will enhance and leverage our experience and expertise.”


For further information please contact:

Tony Balshaw, on +27 82 55 57 766

Sihle Cengimbo, Sihle.Cengimbo@sng.gt.com