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AGM 2018

Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa held its Annual General Meeting in Killarney, Johannesburg on Wednesday 20 June 2018.

Current President Shamida Smit welcomed members to the AGM and spoke about the Institute moving into a Digital era with the launch of boardroom and the introduction of webinars as some of the highlights of the year.

Stephen Sadie delivered the CEO’s overview profiling our members and students in terms of demographic and geographic characteristics. He highlighted the opportunities facing CSSA in terms of the new curriculum, a focus on universities, marketing and international re-branding developments. He also highlighted the Institute’s success in running the premier corporate governance conference, the integrated reporting awards and success of the seminars and webinars.  

The honorary officers for 2018/9 are as follows:

- Karen Robinson as Junior Vice President
- Sikkie Kajee as President
- Robert Likhang as Senior Vice President
- Shamida Smit as Past President

Resolutions were passed and the results were as follows:

Resolution 1 – 100% in favour

Resolution 2 – Seven individuals were re-elected/elected to the CSSA board and we congratulate them and wish them the very best during their tenure.

Re-elected:
Natasha Bouwman, Global Governance Partner, Naspers 
ZernobiaLachporia, Assistant Group Secretary, Liberty Holdings 
Sandi Linford, Group Company Secretary, Vodacom Group
Karen Robinson, Company Secretary, Huge Group 

Elected:
LynelleBagwandeen, Group Company Secretary and General Counsel, Netcare
Sonia Giuricich, Owner, Financial, Accounting and Tax Practitioner Services
EliznaViljoen, Head of Company Secretarial, Anglo American 

The two directors who were not elected, Ms C. Carpenter and Ms B. Rufetu, have been invited to serve on CSSA committees.

Resolution 3 – 100% in favour

We thank all members who were present at the AGM and who submitted their proxy votes; your participation is valued.


Members listening attentively at the AGM

Sandy van Niekerk and Sikkie Kajee

Geoffrey Wattrus and Robert Likhang consult each other

Members voting

Scrutineers Irma Warriner and Sabrina Paxton tallying up the votes

Sonia Giuricich (newly elected director) and Nic Benson

Ron Heiden, unknown and Sydwell Vushemakota

Natasha Bouwman, Nikita Theodosiou and Lynelle Bagwandeen (newly elected director)

Shamida Smit, Stephen Sadie, Irma Warriner and Sabrina Paxton enjoy the engaging audience

Sikkie Kajee hands Robert Likhang the Senior Vice President medallion

Shamida Smit hands Sikkie Kajee the President’s medallion

Zernobia Lachporia thanks Shamida Smit for her contribution as president

AGM 2017

Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa held its Annual General Meeting in Killarney, Johannesburg on Wednesday 21 June 2017.

The honorary officers for 2017/8 were elected as follows:

- Shamida Smit as President
- Sikkie Kajee as Senior Vice President
- Robert Likhang as Vice President and
- Karyn Southgate as Past President

President Karyn Southgate welcomed members to the AGM and highlighted the difficulties in the economy particularly as they affected SMEs. This also had an impact on our members and students.

Stephen Sadie delivered the CEO’s overview which provided a profile of our members and students in terms of age, geographic, gender and racial characteristics. He also highlighted the key opportunities facing CSSA in terms of the new curriculum, a focus on universities, strengthening our training capacity, marketing and international developments. He also highlighted the Institute’s success in running the premier corporate governance conference, the integrated reporting awards, and a host of CPD seminars.

These are very exciting times ahead for CSSA.

It was wonderful to see so many members attend and thank you to everyone who sent in a proxy form.Both resolutions were passed.

Below are some photos from the evening.


Karyn Southgate hands over the Presidency to Shamida Smit

Robert Likhang becomes the new Vice President

Past President Karyn Southgate, President Shamida Smit & Vice President Robert Likhang

CEO Stephen Sadie reviews highlights of 2016

Members vote on the 2 resolutions

Members mingle

Nicky Edmunds (left) and Natasha Bouwmann (CSSA Directors)

Members enjoy the cocktails & canapes

 

AGM 2016

Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa held its Annual General Meeting in Killarney, Johannesburg on Wednesday 8 June 2016.

The honorary officers for 2016/7 were elected as follows:

  • Karyn Southgate as President,
  • Shamida Smit as Senior Vice President,
  • Sikkie Kajee as Vice President and
  • Johann Neethling as Past President.

* All resolutions were passed.
* CEO Stephen Sadie delivered an overview of 2015 that included information on students, members, events, marketing, finance and international.
* Lynda Eatwell received a commendation for meritorious service for her work on getting commissioner of oath status for CSSA members.
* Guests mingled with members of the CSSA board, colleagues and friends as the proceedings closed with a cocktail evening.


Johann Neethling hands over the Presidency to Karyn Southgate

Karyn Southgate, President & Shamida Smit, Senior Vice President

Sikkie Kajee, Vice President

Sipho Mahlangu, Elize Strauss, Freda Moloi, Sandile Mbhamali & Brian Dialwa

Stephen Sadie presents an overview of 2015

Geoff Watrus & Robert Likhang

Herman Kocks, Natasha Bouwman & Jill Parratt

Shamida Smit, Jenny Maybery, Karyn Southgate & Stephen Sadie

Lynda Eatwell & Ophelia Akosah

AGM 2015

On Wednesday evening 10 June 2015, Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa held its Annual General Meeting in Killarney, Johannesburg. We had a very encouraging turnout of almost 50 members.

The honorary officers were elected for 2015/6 as follows

  • Johann Neethling as President,
  • Karyn Southgate as Senior Vice President,
  • Shamida Smit as Vice President and
  • Zernobia Lachporia as Past President.

* All resolutions were passed.
* CEO Stephen Sadie delivered an overview of 2014 that included information on student profile, member profile, assessment, events and challenges facing CSSA.
* Joel Wolpert was awarded the Distinguished Service Award posthumously.
* Guests mingled with members of the CSSA board, colleagues and friends as the proceedings closed with a cocktail evening.


Neil Gove reviews the Integrated Report

Members vote for each resolution

Sydwell Vushamakota (left)

CEO Stephen Sadie gave an overview of 2014

Alvaro Damas takes part in the Q & A

Members

CSSA Director, Sikkie Kajee, answers questions regarding the financials

CSSA Director, Rob Furney counts the votes

Member Rob Hooier

Zernobia Lachporia hands over the Presidency to Johann Neethling

Johann Neethling hands over the Snr Vice Presidency to Karyn Southgate

Karyn Southgate hands over the Vice Presidency to Shamida Smit

The Distinguished Service Award was awarded to Joel Wolpert posthumously

AGM 2014

On Wednesday 11 June, Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa held its Annual General Meeting in Killarney, Johannesburg.

The honorary officers for 2014/2015 are as follows:

  • Zernobia Lachporia as President
  • Johann Neethling as Senior Vice President
  • Karyn Southgate as Vice President
  • Raymond Pillay as Past President.
  • Guests mingled with members of the CSSA board, colleagues and friends as the proceedings closed with a cocktail evening.

All resolutions were passed.

Joel Wolpert, Robert Likhang, Sandile Mbhamali,
Nicky Edmunds, Bert Kok, Zernobia Lachporia
Stephen Sadie and Mike Dyke
Zernobia Lachporia (President), Johann Neethling (Senior Vice President)
Herman Koch, Carina Wessels, Johann Neethling, Jill Parratt
Eugene Shepherd, Kobus Bosman, Alvaro Damas, Sandy van Niekerk

 

AGM 2013

On Wednesday evening 15th May 2013, Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa held its Annual General Meeting in Killarney, Johannesburg.

Members of the Board at the AGM

Highlights:

  • The honorary officers were elected for 2013/4 as follows: Raymond Pillay as President, Zernobia Lachporia as Senior Vice President, Johann Neethling as Vice President and Carina Wessels as Past President.
  • Carina Wessels delivered a presentation addressing highlights since the last AGM
  • Guests mingled with members of the CSSA board, colleagues and friends as the proceedings closed with a cocktail evening.
Stephen Sadie, Carina Wessels and Joel Wolpert welcome all in attendance
Members vote for the passing of a resolution
Carina Wessels congratulates the new President of CSSA – Raymond Pillay
Senior Vice President Zernobia Lachporia hands over the role of Vice President to Johann Neethling
Raymond Pillay, Zernobia Lachporia, Johann Neethling and Carina Wessels

AGM 2012

On Wednesday evening 16th May 2012, Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa held its Annual General Meeting at their office in Killarney, Johannesburg.


From left- Nicky Edmunds, Past President; Carina Wessels, President & Zernobia Lachporia, Vice President



From left- Stephen Sadie, CEO; Nicky Edmunds, Past President & Carina Wessels, President


Highlights:

  • The honorary officers were elected for 2012/3 as follows: Carina Wessels as President, Raymond Pillay as Senior Vice President, Zernobia Lachporia as Vice President and Nicky Edmunds as Past President.
  • The Special Distinguished Service Award was presented to Robert Lees for his actions in representing members on international issues.
  • CEO Stephen Sadie delivered a presentation addressing highlights since the last AGM and he also gave an update on International matters.
  • New members of the Board were introduced: Sandile Mbhamali, Sikkie Kajee, Herman Kocks, Chris Wilson, Karyn Southgate and Johan Neethling.
  • Guests mingled with members of the CSSA board, colleagues and friends as the proceedings closed with a cocktail evening.
Bob Lees accepts the Special Distinguished Service award
Bob Lees and Carina Wessels
Carina Wessels congratulates Zernobia Lachporia on becoming Vice President
From left - Bob Lees, Pat Smit, Mr Damas
From left - John Roberts, Richard Grant & Robert Likhang
From left-Andy Sello, Robert Likhang, Zernobia Lachporia & Sandile Mbhamali
From left-Bob Lees, Jill Parratt & Bert Kok
From left-Sikkie Kajee & Brian Dialwa
Herman Kocks, Carina Wessels, Nicky Edmunds
Members and Directors mingle at the cocktail function

AGM 2011

On Thursday evening 12th May 2011, Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa held its Annual General Meeting. This was the first time the AGM was held at the Institute's new office in Killarney.

Raymond Pillay, Vice President, Nicky Edmunds, President, Carina Wessels, Senior Vice President

Highlights:

  • The honorary offices were elected for 2011/12 as follows: Nicky Edmunds as President, Carina Wessels as Senior Vice President and Raymond Pillay as Vice President.
  • The Distinguished Service Award was given to Bonny Thebenyane from Botswana.
  • Overall it was good to see that our members are positive and it was clearly communicated that the CSSA has its members interests as top priority.
  • Members got to see our new office and mingled with colleagues and friends as the proceedings closed with a cocktail evening.
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CarinaWessels and Raymond Pillay
Bert Kok and Nicky Edmunds
Nicky Edmunds presents Bonny
with a Distinguished Service Award
Stephen Sadie delivers the CEO's report