Associates (in alphabetic order)

AllWorld Network

AllWorld Network

AllWorld Network’s objective is to create the largest entrepreneurship and information network in the world, and to accelerate entrepreneurial potential.  We do this by developing an annual list of the fastest growing emerging companies in each region. The South Africa Fast Growth 100 (SAFG 100) list provides a window into those areas where the country is most innovative and best positioned to create jobs.  The winning companies become models of success that inspire others to follow – and benefit from media exposure, business opportunities and connections to a global network of other fast growth entrepreneurs, partners, suppliers and investors.  Finding these companies across industries and different parts of the country is a significant undertaking, and AllWorld Network relies on a network of nominating partners who have links to the entrepreneurial and business community.  These partners play a pivotal role in identifying suitable candidates for the SAFG 100, and motivating their application to the programme.  The SAFG 100 programme is partnered by Endeavor SA, the United Nations Office for Partnerships, Harvard Kennedy School and the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU).

As a nominating partner of the SAFG 100 in its inaugural year, CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd has helped to identify some of the country’s entrepreneurial heroes who are driving the country’s next economy.  Well-known Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter is the Chair of the AllWorld Advisory Board, which also includes George M. Gendron, founding editor-in-chief of Inc.  Magazine and founder of the Inc. 500 list.

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BEESA

BEESA

CGF is pleased to be associated with the BEESA Group of companies, such where the benefits they provide regarding numerous BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) services will greatly serve the needs of our clients and constituents.  BEESA’s combined 30 years of transformation experience is evident in their commitment to promote economic growth within South Africa.  Their products and services are specifically designed to be sustainable, catering for all business sizes and circumstances.  BEESA have comprehensive, best practice solutions and services which cover, amongst other; BEE consulting, BEE portal information, BEE training and conferencing, BEE programme management, BEE preparation for exempt certification, specialized Enterprise Development consulting and fund management programmes, BEE certificate tools, as well as a BEE networking platform for BEE Practitioners.

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CSI Solutions

CSI Solutions

CGF is proud to be associated with CSI Solutions (Pty) Ltd, the publishers of The CSI Toolkit and specialists in Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives. CSI Solutions have earned a fine reputation by providing their clients creative CSI solutions by tackling development through engaging and managing stakeholder’s expectations.  CSI Solutions is a company with real passion for the development of South Africa - their CSI Toolkit is the first publication of its kind in South Africa and provides invaluable information on the CSI process, from developing a strategy to identifying, planning, managing and exiting community development projects.

The development of The CSI Toolkit involved a collaborative research process that included interviews with 100 major players in the CSI field.  Based on this, The CSI Toolkit provides information around impact, sustainability, partnerships, social facilitation, capacity building and communicating your CSI activities.  It encourages practitioners to actively engage in the process, learn from experiences and make the most informed decisions to develop sustainable projects.

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Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA)

Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA)

As the transition for CGF’s professional GRC services has evolved to include risk and compliance services within its repertoire, the close association between the governance, risk and compliance (‘GRC’) disciplines necessitated the need for CGF and the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (‘IRMSA’) to form a strategic alliance.  Through this strategic alliance, CGF and IRMSA foresee sharing information -- through their joint knowledge and experience -- with their respective constituencies that allows them to take a more proactive (and informed) approach toward risk management.

IRMSA is the leading source of information and networking opportunities within the Risk Management industry, with members from a wide range of corporations both from the private and public sector.  IRMSA is a non-profit organisation and represents individuals and companies committed to the enhancement of the Risk Management discipline.

IRMSA has been recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as the Professional Body for Risk Management in South Africa, and is therefore the institute of choice for risk professionals and practitioners in Southern Africa, dedicated to the advancement of the risk management profession and accreditation, through research, promotion, education, upliftment, training, guidance and strong relationships with other Institutes or Associations.

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International Federation of Business and Professional Women - South Africa (BPW)

International Federation of Business and Professional Women - South Africa (BPW)

The International Federation of Business and Professional Women - South Africa (BPW) is a branch of The International Federation of Business and Professional Women (IFBPW) which was founded in Geneva, Switzerland, on August 26, 1930, on the initiative of Dr Lena Madesin Phillips.  As President of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs of the United States of America, she organised several "Goodwill Tours" to Europe in 1928 and 1929.  Hundreds of American women participated in these tours with the purpose of meeting business and professional women in Europe and promoting affiliation with them.  The founding member countries of the international federation were Austria, Canada, France, Great Britain, Italy and the United States of America.

The International Federation of Business and Professional Women is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that has had Consultative Status with the United Nations through the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 1947.  At present there are a total of twenty-one members serving as representatives of IFBPW at the United Nations and its subsidiary organs, specialized agencies and related organizations.  Today the International Federation of Business and Professional Women is also called BPW International, and a branch has now been established in South Africa.  BPW affiliates contribute to society by enabling women to sustain themselves economically. In addition, BPW offers personal development programs for members such as mentoring, leadership training and e-Business training.  Since 1996, BPW affiliates worldwide have helped over 45,000 women to become economically empowered.

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Palladium Strategy Consultants

Palladium Strategy Consultants

CGF Research Institute is pleased to be associated with Palladium -- a new generation Black Economic Empowered strategic consulting firm -- who partner blue-chip clients in the insurance, manufacturing, mining, banking, agricultural, utilities and telecommunications sectors.  Through the years, Palladium has established firm credentials, assisting their clients to formulate and implement critical decisions on strategy, operations, technology and organisational design and structure.

Their independence and autonomy has allowed them furthermore to provide critical, yet pragmatic solutions for sound governance structures, whilst also assisting in board and executive management consulting and assessments. Moreover, as a tier one consulting firm, Palladium has a focus on strategic ICT and specifically the leveraging of IT to meet business needs.
Palladium has earned its high reputation through its thought leadership and service of the highest standard, incorporating an uncompromising set of values. 

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Proudly South African (PSA)

Proudly South African (PSA)

As a South African company, CGF is proud to be a strategic partner with the Proudly South African campaign, supported by over 1,800 members. The campaign is aimed at promoting South African companies, quality products and services, which are helping create jobs and economic growth in our country. Proudly South African campaign is an initiative of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) and is supported by organised business, organised labour, government and the community.
Accordingly, CGF undertakes to provide its users the highest quality of products and services which meet the stringent criteria set by the Proudly South Africa campaign.

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Sabinet Online

Sabinet Online

CGF Research Institute is pleased to be associated with Sabinet Online Ltd, a company with a sound track record of 25 years, and who have pioneered and become an established leader in the facilitation of high-level access to trusted electronic information. Sabinet’s clients include public and private organisations, as well as academic institutions in South Africa, the USA and the rest of Africa. Their services are characterised by global partnerships and information best practices that straddle the physical and electronic worlds.  CGF is most excited with this association in that our constituents will be able to leverage the skills of Sabinet’s expertise vis-à-vis their ability to provide quick access to the rapidly changing legislation in South Africa, providing a full spectrum of legal information - from Bill tracking to gazettes and South African statutes.

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South African Quality Institute (SAQI)

South African Quality Institute (SAQI)

CGF has had a long standing business relationship with SAQI and its board and to whom we are proudly associated.  At SAQI they believe the Quality approach is the foundation for South Africa’s economic success and a better quality of life for all our people.  Their priority is to promote Quality awareness in all South Africans and to influence the general public to expect quality in products and services and to spontaneously include quality in all their activities.

The word quality brings to mind terms such as inspection, process control, auditing, standards and ISO 9000. While quality indeed includes these principles, it also includes, for example, management systems and continuous improvement, customer satisfaction and market focus, teamwork and the well-being of employees.

These principles are all critical to success, whether in health care, education, manufacturing, the service industry or the public sector. Quality is the critical success factor in competitiveness, especially when doing business internationally. So where do South African companies look for direction in establishing and maintaining Quality principles in their organisations? Is there an umbrella body that co-ordinates the national quality effort under one roof? The answer is "yes": the South African Quality Institute (SAQI).

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The Fight Against Corruption (T.F.A.C.)

The Fight Against Corruption (T.F.A.C.)

CGF ResearchCGF is proud to be associated with T.F.A.C..  The organisation was designed to be a platform to encourage others to come forward with information and offer encouragement and support to all those affected by the corrupt.  It is a way for us to bring awareness and educate others on the dangers of being complacent towards a disease that cripples and destroys just and moral society.  Corruption increases the cost of public services and slows down service delivery to the public - going against the Constitution and the Batho Pele principles on service delivery. Perhaps of even greater importance is the fuel that drives this engine - the will to fight corruption and to create a healthy, ethical, and prosperous Nation. Corruption exists in both developed and developing countries and destroys the positive value systems of all societies and institutions. It replaces the concept and practice of human solidarity with the unfettered pursuit of individual gain, grafted onto the imperatives prescribed by free market ideology. It emasculates development and democracy and undermines the fight against poverty by diverting key resources away from programmes designed to improve the quality of life especially of the poor globally.

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Transcend

Transcend

CGF has had a long standing business relationship with the directors of Transcend Corporate Advisors; an advisory firm who offer social responsibility, transformation and economic development solutions to corporate clients, both at a national and international levels.  Their specialist consultants focus on aiding clients to develop and communicate a strategic, value-based view of social responsibility and socio-economic empowerment. Whilst their services were historically only focused around Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) in South Africa, since 2008 Transcend’s services now also includes solutions to address the challenges of carrying out successful and value-adding corporate empowerment, transformation and  sustainability programmes.  These business solutions extend to specialist training (public and in-house), monitoring and evaluation tools (off-the-shelf and customised), implementation support, scenario planning and context briefings and strategy development.

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World Without Corruption International Alliance Foundation (WWCIA)

World Without Corruption International Alliance Foundation (WWCIA)

CGF is proud to be associated with WWCIA since September 2012. WWCIA was set up to promote the World without Corruption Programme for civil society and private sector organisations to advance the United Nations Convention against Corruption.  

WWCIA as a group of grass root activists, compliance officers, risk management professionals, journalists, students, former force, researchers and academia seeks to provide active NGOs and private sector actors that are committed to eradicate corruption with tools that WWC Programme includes to advance UN Convention against Corruption.  WWCIA is different from the institutionalised anti-corruption industry as they are passionate and committed grass roots activists who do not receive any funding from any interested party, government or other stakeholders.

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