We urge president Ramaphosa to ‘cross the Rubicon’ and modernise our economy

Oct 19th, 2020|0 Comments

In an email to president Ramaphosa, Mr Tito Mboweni and their councillors we urged them to ‘cross the Rubicon’, to modernise our economy by ‘picking the low hanging  free fruit of deregulation’, based on the World Economic Freedom Index report, compiled by more than 60 world renowned scholars, some of them Nobel Prize laureates:  ‘Botswana, South Korea, [more...]

Governance for SME’s Programme – Less 50% Discount – 09 November 2020

Oct 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Are you, or someone you know, a small-or medium-sized enterprise (SME) owner or employee who has been forced by the current tough economic climate to side-line professional development? Although this is a harsh reality for many businesses in South Africa, staying on top of your industry through continuous learning always remains a crucial component to achieving success. [more...]

Time to re-calibrate our ethical compass

Aug 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Dear Employer, The recent looting by the highest rankings of public officials calls for the ‘recalibration of our moral and ethical values’. May this Code mobilize everyone to fulfill their roles as ‘Ethical leaders’ To empower as many people as possible with knowledge on the concepts of ‘Ethics’ we have posted the fundamentals  of ‘Ethics’ on our [more...]

News and views Cofesa’s 30th anniversary celebration message calls for urgent deregulation to fast track economic growth

Dec 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

At his Mini Budget, Mr Tito Mboweni illustrated his concern with our dwindling economy with an Aloe plant in a pot (See Beeld photo below). We support his drive to deregulate and grow the economy and look forward to him using the resilient air plant, the Tillandsia  to illustrate deregulated growth. The Tillandsia flourishes without water and [more...]

Business & Technology Insight Forums On Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage

Jul 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Industry experts, IDTechEx, will be hosting 6 specialist Business & Technology Insight Forums in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea. The IDTechEx Business & Technology Insight Forums focus on global markets and topics of interest to the local industry. Emphasis is on current and future trends. Audience participation and interaction are encouraged, and you also take away a [more...]

EFW Economic Audit of South Africa

Jul 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

A NOT-TO-BE-MISSED EVENT - What is right or wrong with the SA economy? 5 sessions - 17-19 July 2019 Speakers Brian Kantor – Chief Strategist and Economist at Investec Wealth & Investment SA Russell Lamberti – Chief Strategist at investment advisory firm ETM Analytics Professor Robert Vivian – Professor of Finance and Insurance at the University of the Witwatersrand Bonang Mohale – Chief Executive Officer [more...]

Farewell Martin Steen

Jul 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

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 [more...]

INVITATION: 2019 South Africa-China Business Forum Seminar, B2B & Luncheon

Jun 24th, 2019|0 Comments

18 JULY 2019 The Convenor of the ANC Progressive Business Forum, Mr. Daryl Swanepoel, on behalf of the Chairperson of the China Council for the Promotion of  International Trade, Ms. Gao Yan, cordially invites you to the 2019 South Africa-China Business Forum Seminar, B2B & Luncheon Speakers Ministerial & Government, Trade Organisations & Business Date: Thursday, 18 [more...]

Stakeholder Engagement – Sustainable Development Forum

Jun 7th, 2019|0 Comments

The IoDSA's Sustainable Development Forum is hosting a discussion event on stakeholder engagement and how governing bodies and directors can use the insights from stakeholder engagement to enhance their contributions to the organisations that they serve, in support of creating sustainable value. The discussion event will consider specific suggestions regarding the responsibilities, and possible actions, of [more...]

Invitation: CGN event – Top key issues facing Governing Bodies and the value of director mentorship, 20 May 2019

May 17th, 2019|0 Comments

The role of the governing body and the oversight it undertakes has been the subject of much scrutiny in the recent past. Within this context, the Corporate Governance Network ("CGN") has identified three key themes for governing bodies to consider when conducting their activities, namely the need to ‘look within’; ‘look outwards’ and realise its place within [more...]

Invitation: Discussion event on Section 218 of the Companies Act, presented by Prof Mervyn King – 27 May 2019

May 17th, 2019|0 Comments

All directors are concerned about their liability. This concern was heightened in 2008 when in the new Companies Act No.71, Section 218(2) was passed: “Any person who contravenes any provision of this Act is liable to any other person for any loss or damage suffered by that person as a result of that contravention.” Does this mean [more...]

Invitation: Self-disruptive leadership – JHB 24 May 2019

May 17th, 2019|0 Comments

The Self-Disruptive Leader Volatile market conditions have forced organisations to evolve rapidly — sometimes frantically — making leadership even more vital to their continued success. The latest research from the Korn Ferry Institute — which draws on data from over 150,000 leadership profiles, and is validated by the views of nearly 800 investors across 18 markets — [more...]

Skills Development Initiative The Insurance and financial sector seta (INSETA) have extended the submission deadline to 30 May 2019

May 17th, 2019|0 Comments

The Insurance and financial sector seta (INSETA) have extended the submission deadline to 30 May 2019. According to the Skills Development Act 97/1998 and the National Skills Development Levies Act 9/1999, all employers whose annual payroll is above R 500 000.00 are compelled to, by no later than 30 April 2019, submit a: workplace skills plan annual [more...]

Invitation: From Freedom Fighter to fighter for freedom – Elections 2019 – an analysis

Apr 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Speaker: Temba Nolutshungu, FMF Director Would a particular political party or a coalition be better or worse for individual and economic freedom in South Africa? About Temba A Nolutshungu Temba has been the Free Market Foundation liaison with Parliament for many years. He is familiar with all the parties, their leaders, and the policies they promote. That [more...]

Invitation to specialised courses on energy.

Apr 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Are you ready for the new challenges & opportunities as power markets around the world evolve? Below are some essential core knowledge courses for those involved in the power business. Feel free to forward the invitation to your colleagues who you think may find it useful or to your training department for approval. Call +65 6325 0211 [more...]

INVITATION to attend  China (Langfang) International Economic & Trade Fair 2019 (16-23 May 2019)

Apr 12th, 2019|0 Comments

You are invited to take part in the PBF Delegation to China for the China (Langfang) International Economic & Trade Fair 2019 from 16-23 May 2019. Economy seats from: R31 950 each Business seats from: R71 950 each (prices subject to price fluctuations and variations) Bookings close at 12h00 on 22 April 2019 on a first paid, first served [more...]

Invitation to workshop: POPIA UPDATE 2019

Apr 12th, 2019|0 Comments

PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ACT coming up on the 15th - 16th of May 2019 at the Marine Parade Garden Court Hotel, Durban. Our Cape town event is at the Southern Sun, Waterfront on the 22nd – 23rd May 2019. It is expected that the Protection of Personal Information Act will become effective during the course of [more...]

Die impak van boelie – Nuwe boek

Mar 20th, 2019|0 Comments

BOELIE - DIE VERWOESTER VAN KINDERS SE LEWENS Wanneer ‘n mens met jongmense werk dan word jy oorweldig deur die impak van ‘n probleem soos boelie op talle jong lewens. Die afgelope klompie jare het daar ook ‘n al groter verskuiwing plaasgevind vanaf fisiese boelie na boelie via sosiale media. Op ‘n gereelde basis is daar ook [more...]