Meet the Team2021-09-30T09:13:35+02:00

Changing of the Guard | Daniel van der Merwe

The prestigious Selborne College in East London maintains an annual ceremony called ‘The Ceremony of the Key’ – a tradition that was begun in 1924 in honour of the sacrifices of South Africa’s soldiers in the two World Wars. Each year, a member of the incoming Matriculation Class is elected as the Custodian of the [...]

April 1st, 2022|Meet the Team|

Life’s not just a toss of the Quoin | Jaundré Kruger

In old architectural parlance – a quoin (pronounced coin), as both the structural cornerstone and the accentuation of a building's intersections, defines the space by visually outlining the geometry of the building as well as giving structural intent by strengthening the walls as height is added. The quoin is one of many structural elements that [...]

March 18th, 2022|Meet the Team|


One of the most material philosophies of Japanese culture in the 15th Century was Neo-Confucianism, which stressed the importance of simplicity, morals, education and a hierarchical order in government and society. Consequently, any outward display of wealth or luxury was strictly forbidden. No fancy clothes, no flashy colours, no ostentatious patterns allowed! Naturally, the ban [...]

March 3rd, 2022|Meet the Team|

Honesty doesn’t pay. Until it does. | Erenst du Toit

In the 1990s, the esteemed Harvard Business Review published a think piece about honesty in business. “Through extensive interviews, we hoped to find data that would support the theories of economists, ethicists, and business sages that honesty is the best policy. To the writers’ surprise, the theories failed to stand up. “Treachery, we found, can [...]

February 18th, 2022|Meet the Team|

Take What the Trail Gives You | Wesley Field

For CEO Provincial Manager for the Free State and Northern Cape, Wesley Field, his approach and attitude to trail running and hiking is echoed in his career and personal life. The accomplished runner has completed some of the continent’s most difficult trail runs, including SkyRun Zimbabwe and Ultra Trail Drakensberg – and he’s discovered that [...]

February 4th, 2022|Meet the Team|


Leading employers' organisation confirms Executive Director and National Manager positions in show of growth and innovation. As strong indication of the extraordinary challenges and perils that industry in South Africa has had to endure over the past 24 months, leading labour player, CEO's dispute resolution officials attended to close to 8 000 matters in 2021 alone. [...]

January 28th, 2022|Meet the Team|

Never Look Back | Annelien Breed

When CEO Executive Director, Annelien Breed sets her mind on something, be it a goal or an ambition, absolutely nothing gets in her way! Her husband, Douw, lightheartedly calls her a ‘force of nature’, yet anyone who has had the pleasure of interacting with Annelien will attest to the fact that the world needs more [...]

January 21st, 2022|Meet the Team|

The pause is as important as the note | JOHANN PREISS

In a 1985 Rolling Stone interview with the lead guitarist and singer of the rock band Dire Straits, the writers gave a sharp account of Mark Knopfler’s character. “When [he] talks about his music, he often seems at a loss for words. Running a hand through his receding brown curls, he interrupts his sentences with [...]

September 30th, 2021|Meet the Team|
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