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News from the CGF Desk

NEW APPOINTMENT: GLEN TALBOT (CA (SA)) ADDS INTERNAL AUDIT EXPERIENCE TO CGF’S BROAD RANGE OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE SERVICES (2019-06-27)

We are pleased to welcome Glen Talbot as the newest member to join CGF’s team of Lead Independent Consultants.  Glen has acquired a wealth of internal audit experience over the last 24 years in various industry sectors including the Financial Services Sector, Public Entities, Media Broadcasting and the Motor Industry.  Glen has a keen interest in performing governance assessments with reference to the Corporate Governance Framework®, more especially in the areas of internal audit and combined assurance.

WTS BUSINESS SERVICES BOLSTERED BY THE DIGITISED CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK® SOFTWARE ̴ PRAEFECTUS™ (2018-10-22)

Since 2003, the executive team of CGF realised the complexity of business, furthermore the manner in which boards of directors would grapple with not only a barrage of increasing legislation from local and international sources, but also the business and governance challenges that arise from a myriad of changes spurred by evolving business models, dissipating traditional business boundaries, the complexities of mixed generational workforces, as well as quantum technological developments.

RAMANI NAIDOO ENERGISES INCREASED ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN HER ROLE AS CGF HONORARY PATRON (2018-10-15)

There is old-age adage that goes: “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.”  As this phrase evolved through the years, and as women have become key catalysts in changing the modern day professional workplace, it is little wonder that the expression is sometimes heard as: “If you want something done well and properly, ask a busy woman to do it”!

DAVID LOXTON’S LEGAL AND CRIMINAL EXPERIENCE BODES WELL FOR A CGF HONORARY PATRONSHIP (2018-06-04)

As one of the country’s foremost criminal authorities in the fraud, theft, forgery and corruption arena -- known generally as white-collar crime -- David Loxton (BComm, LLB & MBA, UCT) is renowned for his legal knowledge and experience when it comes to investigating these crimes which are perpetuated by some of the largest criminal syndicates who are often intricately connected both locally and internationally. However, before David became highly sought after as a specialist attorney in white-collar crime, he spent several years ‘cutting his teeth’ as a state prosecutor in Cape Town and Pretoria, where he prosecuted a complete range of “street crimes” including murder, rape, robbery and drug-dealing.

NEW APPOINTMENT: JUNADI JOOSTE ADDS MORE STRENGTH TO CGF’S BROAD RANGE OF COMPANY SECRETARIAT FUNCTIONS (2018-04-11)

We are pleased to welcome Junadi Jooste as the newest member to join CGF’s team of Lead Independent Consultants.  Junadi has acquired a wealth of business experience over the last 15 years in various industry sectors including Public Entities, the Financial Sector as well as Media Broadcasting.  Junadi specialises in a broad range of Company Secretarial functions.

NEW APPOINTMENT: CGF STRENGTHENS ITS HUMAN CAPITAL PORTFOLIO TO BOLSTER ITS GOVERNANCE SERVICES (2018-01-22)

CGF is delighted to welcome a renowned South African Human Capital specialist, Hannes Janse van Rensburg as the newest member of its team of Lead Consultants.  Hannes has a multi-disciplined business background that covers the full spectrum of Human Capital services, Adult Education at tertiary level as well business consulting.

HONORARY PATRONSHIP: MONICA SINGER’S TECHNOLOGICAL SAVVY WEIGHS IN ON GOOD GOVERNANCE (2017-11-06)

CGF is exceptionally proud and pleased to announce that Monica Singer (CA (SA)) has agreed to join the prestigious ranks of CGF’s Honorary Patrons.  Monica was one of the key visionaries that allowed the JSE to rapidly migrate from an essentially paper-based operation to a fully automated electronic exchange.

MONICA SINGER APPOINTED AS HONORARY PATRON OF CGF RESEARCH (2017-10-31)

By Digital Makeup Inc

Blockchain Business Ambassador accepts 2-year role.  Current Blockchain Creator of Opportunities at ConsenSys Monica Singer has accepted an appointment as Honorary Patron of CGF Research Institute. Monica will begin her 2-year term with immediate effect...“It is an honour to be part of the CGF team in particular to replace Thuli Madonsela's role at CGF.

LET’S MAKE THE GRASS GREENER ON OUR SIDE! (2017-08-02)

By Terrance M. Booysen

This month, with the support of Wot-If? Trust who provided CGF decorative teddy-bear cushions for children’s beds, I set out to visit Philile Diepsloot, an Early Childhood Development Centre established by the Philile Foundation.  These decorative cushions are donated by Big Five Duty Free who encourage travelers at all major South African Airports to buy the cushions and leave them behind in large bins for those children in South Africa who are less fortunate.

NEW APPOINTMENT: LISA WILLEMSE READY TO TACKLE CIPC SERVICES (2017-07-13)

We are pleased to welcome Lisa Willemse as the newest member to join CGF’s team of Lead Independent Consultants. Lisa has acquired a wealth of business experience over the last 17 years in various industry sectors ranging from engineering, IT, manufacturing, mining, transport, publishing and advertising.