In 1949 Harry Simon started an auditing firm in Odendaalsrus in
the Free State (Goldfields). He was joined by Dave Mymin in 1951.
However, in 1952 Harry left the practice to concentrate on
life insurance and Dave Mymin was joined by Les Brown. Two
years later Mick Lapinsky joined the firm and they
practiced under the name of Mymin Brown and Lapinksy. Les
Brown suddenly passed away in 1957 and the remaining partners
continued to practice under the old name.
In 1964 Abe Cornelissen joined the firm as a tarinee
accountant and once qualified became a partner. The name
of the firm then changed to Mymin Lapinsky & Cornelissen.
Brian Sacks became a partner in 1985 but left the practice in
1993 to join Chickenland (Pty) Ltd. Mick Lapinsky retired from the
practice in 1987 but remained on as a consultant. In 1988
Leigh-Anne Meyerowitz joined the firm and became a partner in 1992.
Pieter Britz also joined the firm as a trainee and
subsequently became a partner.
In 1993 the firm split and the name changed to Mymin Lapinsky
& Co until 1996 when it it changed to Fisher Hoffman Sithole
and in 2001 to Fisher Hoffman PKF (Welkom) Incorporated and
finally in 2005 to its current name of PKF (Welkom)