Farewell Martin Steen

Through good and bad, easy but mostly difficult times, Martin Steen has served Cofesa, our members and country well with his superb intellect, sharp mind, excellent memory and wisdom.

Our members benefited from his high level corporate expertise. He saved many businesses and jobs by handling more or less 15 000 emails and 12 000 to 15 000 telephone calls per year.

With endless patience he edited and ‘tidied up’ the numerous submissions that we have made to government to alleviate the burden of socialist laws that destroyed millions of jobs and increased unemployment to 10m. The seeds are in the soil and will bear fruit in the new season. 

From Cofesa members and our regional offices and from your colleagues, we wish him many more years of good health, more grandchildren and bird sightings. 

As a colleague, a friend and as an avid birder, your legacy lives on.

May God bless and keep you, Leah and your loved ones. 

Gold Award – Martin’s valued input enabled us to be awarded gold in ROCCI’s business of the year competition.


On the hotline in his place we welcome Etienne van Wyk. Members and consultants can look forward to share in his extensive HR and IR experience, training and high level corporate exposure. We wish him well.