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News from the CGF Desk

SOUTH AFRICA’S RECESSION HITS IMPOVERISHED CHILDREN EVEN HARDER (2017-06-08)

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?

HONORARY PATRONSHIP: PROFESSOR MICHAEL KATZ ADDS WORLDCLASS LEADERSHIP TO CGF (2017-05-10)

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.

ENNERDALE CAPTURES THE HEART OF BRITONS (2017-05-05)

By Terrance M. Booysen

Ever since the abolishment of South Africa’s inhumane ‘apartheid’ system of racial segregation which ended in 1994, the effects of its almost irreversible social destruction are evident on a daily basis.  No matter how a person wishes to describe the country’s young democracy, South Africa remains a land of stark differences.

RIFLE-SHOT PERFORMANCE HOLDINGS: SIX SOLID YEARS OF PATRONSHIP WITH CGF (2017-04-18)

As its longest serving Corporate Patron, Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings (Pty) Ltd (‘Rifle-Shot’) has supported CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd (‘CGF’) since 2011.  The business relationship has grown steadily through the years, and both companies have enjoyed the benefits of exchanging business ideas and enhancing their respective brands and market offerings.

CGF SIGNIFICANTLY BOOSTED WITH NEW PARTNER (2017-03-20)

CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd (‘the Company’ or ‘CGF’) is pleased to announce that Palmer Business Concepts (Pty) Ltd (‘PBC’) has bought forty percent (40%) of the shares of the Company.   Furthermore, the Company has appointed Ms. Jené Palmer, owner of PBC, as its Chief Financial Officer with effect from 01 March 2017.

Eco-Logic Awards competition (2017)

The Enviropaedia’s Eco-Logic Awards 2017 competition has been opened, and the public are called upon to help identify and nominate individuals, organisations and communities that positively contribute towards an environmentally sustainable world for us to live in. Each year, the best of South Africa’s Eco-Champions are profiled and promoted in the Eco-Logic Awards competition.

SOBERING MESSAGE FROM LESS PRIVILEGED CHILDREN (2016-07-05)

By Terrance M. Booysen

On the 16th of June this year, I had the distinct privilege of being invited to attend the open day of a registered non-profit home for children, aptly called C.H.A.N.C.E which is situated in Dunnottar, Springs.

DESPONDENTLY POOR WITH BLEAK FUTURE (2016-06-01)

By Terrance M. Booysen

As is the case with so many developing countries across the world, poverty is a matter which is discussed as a growing crisis by heads of state, business leaders and civic groups; but the trends of poverty continue to rise.

IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE – MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT IS REQUIRED (2016-05-26)

By CGF

Experience shows that it is often not the complex legal issues that companies stumble over.  In most cases, the complex legal issues tend to receive a lot more focus within a company and they are usually dealt with by teams of lawyers and accountants.

NEW APPOINTMENT: VANESSA MARQUES ADDS NEW DIMENSION TO COMPANY SECRETARIAL SERVICES (2016-04-28)

We are excited to welcome Vanessa Marques as the latest member to join CGF’s team of Lead Independent Consultants.