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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Terrance M. Booysen
The ‘father’ of our nation, the late Nelson Mandela was once quoted saying, “as long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.” Upon reflecting on these profound words, one must seriously consider the current and dire state of South Africa, not least also the widening gap of inequality in South Africa. Could South Africa’s current woes have been prevented if our nation and its current leaders followed the wisdom of Mr. Mandela, who envisaged South Africa to become a great nation when our apartheid shackles were removed?
It is reported that Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) -- being one of the people who drafted the Declaration of Independence, including the Constitution of the United States of America -- once said; “If you want something done, give it to a busy person.” Indeed, this axiom is entirely fitting in respect of South Africa’s very own Professor Michael Mervyn Katz. Professor Katz is renowned for his illustrious career which spans a period of almost 50 years, where he specialises in corporate and commercial law.