Dear CGF clients, constituents and followers
A brave new world
As the world, and indeed South Africa, now faces the uncertainty of a risk that threatens human life, business operations and social movement as we know it, the Corona virus (Covid-19) has forced the world’s leaders and businesses to rethink measures aimed at protecting a nation and its inhabitants to ensure their safety and survival.
CGF is a Proudly South African company which offers a wide range of corporate governance services for all industry sectors, no matter the size of the organisation. Our Lead Independent Consultants specialise in various areas of governance risk and compliance (GRC), working across South Africa.
We’ve got some exciting news - the partnership between JGL Forensic Services and CGF Research Institute is now official! We’d like to take this opportunity to give you a little more background as to how this came about, and what it means for you, our valued client, going forward.
We are excited to announce the signing of a Strategic Alliance Agreement with JGL Forensic Services (Pty) Ltd, which was concluded with CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd earlier this month. The alliance between the two companies presents unique opportunities for CGF and JGL, and through this partnership, their respective clients are expected to gain better and deeper insights of their business risk operations which enhances future growth and sustainability.
Stephen (‘Steve’) Simmonds has been a familiar face and friend of CGF for a number of years, and our association started in early 2015 when he and some of his work colleagues from Metrix Software Solutions attended governance training hosted by CGF. And so a few years later, we are delighted to welcome Steve as the newest member to join our team of Lead Independent Consultants.
CGF is delighted to welcome Travers Cape as a Lead Independent Consultant to our company. Travers has acquired a wealth of experience in senior financial management positions and fulfilled various strategic roles within multinational and local businesses. Being adept at analysing facts, figures and similar detail, Travers will support our clients in the application and verification of their combined assurance processes, including the associated functions that are linked in their annual integrated reports.
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.
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.
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”!
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.