Accounting, Taxation, Payroll
and Business Consultancy Services
Desert Secretarial Services (Pty) Ltd / Stevens Fricker & Associates provides Company
Secretarial services, Accounting, Taxation, Payroll and Business consultancy services.
From 1980 to 2007 secretarial services were being rendered to Deloitte & Touche through their secretarial companies Deloitte & Touche Management Services (Pty) Limited and Desert Secretarial Services (Pty) Limited.
Early in 2007 The Minister of Finance and Development Planning in his budget speech announced that the new Companies Act regulations would be imminently implemented and this came into effect on 3 July 2007.
The new Act specifically prohibited any person or firm from acting as Company Secretary for companies for which they also act as auditors.
To ensure total compliance with local legislation and to avoid any current or future possible conflict of interest Deloitte & Touche reviewed the current relationships with clients and decided to no longer provide company secretarial services.
With effect from 1 June 2007 Desert Secretarial Services (Pty) Ltd was disposed of to the late David Fricker, a Chartered Secretary and Secretarial Services Director of both Deloitte secretarial companies - and John Stevens, a Certified Public Accountant and Senior Partner of Deloitte & Touche.
John had 40 years experience with Deloitte & Touche which included audit, liquidation, arbitration and trustee responsibilities. John is also a non executive Director of a number of public companies and entities in Botswana.
In November 2009 the company was rebranded as Stevens, Fricker & Associates. This was done primarily to try and project the changed nature of the business and the services we could offer in addition to company secretarial services. Desert Secretarial Services (Pty) Ltd remains as a legal entity and will continue to be the entity through which we offer company secretarial services.
In June 2013 Rob Vinen joined us as a Shareholder and Director. Rob has been resident in Botswana for the past 37 years. Rob brings with him a wealth of local expertise and is well known in the local business community.
In September 2016 Kopanang Thekiso joined as a shareholder and director. Kopanang comes from the Barloworld group and has 23 years accounting and management experience. Kopanang however heads up the liquidation department.
Desert Secretarial Services (Pty) Ltd / Stevens Fricker & Associates continues to provide Company Secretarial services and with John Stevens , Rob Vinen and Kopanang Thekiso vast experience, Accounting, Taxation, Payroll and Business consultancy services are also offered to the client base.
The Desert Secretarial Services (Pty) Limited/Stevens Fricker & Associates client base extends to +/- 600 clients.