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May

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From the Desk of the CEO- May 2017

  Are we not living in a fantastic country? Not a day when we do not have leading controversial news, especially driven by Government with the main news on corruption, dissatisfaction, the list goes on. May’s news consisted of: Service delivery protest making the headlines in Ennerdale, a community in the Greater Johannesburg area The […]

10
Mar

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Heist at OR Tambo”- Nico Snyman’s interview on ANN7

Introduction Last Tuesday night 19:23 (7 March 2017), at OR Tambo, a National Key Point (NKP) has been robbed of R24 million. This incident is a direct attack on the governance of the NKP and the status of this International Gateway into Africa. Nico Snyman, a Risk Expert with extensive Aviation and Security knowledge, exposure […]

27
Feb

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Espionage Equipment, Crest Advisory Africa

The Reality of Cyber Espionage in South Africa

A Case Study of cyber infiltration in the Bugging/Listening devices environment [September 2015] 1. INTRODUCTION Crest Advisory Africa in association with industry leaders, Advanced Corporate Solutions and Dynamdre, a leading debugging cyber specialist company in SA, were tasked to assist in determining whether Technical Surveillance or Eavesdropping methods were being used to gain access to sensitive and confidential […]

24
Feb

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The Sharks are Hunting! – Helplessness to Empowerment

Introduction In January 2017 I was introduced to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a medical supply and distribution company. For the sake of respect for the CEO’s anonymity and confidentiality, the CEO will be called Sauvuer[1] Sauvuer had a dilemma (risk or opportunity). She has a successful company, but has been identified by one […]

24
Feb

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Supply Chain Risk Assessment Report

Case Study by Crest Advisory Africa (Pty) Ltd Scope and Objectives As requested by the Client, CAA performed an “Online Supply Chain Risk Assessment (OSCRA)” on a specific site within the Gauteng region. The Client is a leader in the Construction environment, working with a number of value chains and supply chain processes, specifically impacting […]

24
Feb

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From Local Girl to Global Successor

Introduction In February 2016, I was introduced to a C-suite Manager in a Global Corporate entity, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. This person, for the sake of anonymity and privacy, will be called “Grace[1]”. Grace was the Sub-Saharan head of Compliance and wished to start studying her Master’s Degree and was looking for a mentor […]

24
Feb

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From Bankruptcy to Solvency in 45 days

  Introduction CAA has been appointed to manage a specific property portfolio, consisting of 44 properties on the 1st December 2016. The case study below will indicate the risks, challenges, internal controls, and the various strategic partners mobilised to implement a turnaround strategy pertaining to this property portfolio. This does not address at present the […]