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News from the CGF Desk

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.

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.

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.