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  • Caban Investments Ltd - Dylan James
    350 associates across a multitude of sectors and a team of 12 active agents canvassing for business in the UK Discussions also took place for GIG to become part of Caban Investments UK Limited Innvotec One of the oldest Venture Capital Companies in the UK Innvotec have agreed to manage the Caban Fund and to start raising capital on our behalf once the Guernsey regulator have agreed to the name change and our strategy We also have an option to acquire 25 of Innvotec which will give us access to funding for projects Nigel Tobin We have been steadily increasing capacity in the UK Nigel has been assisting us with the various negotiations as well as operationally with Caban UK Nigel Tobin is a portfolio non executive interim director and senior executive with expertise in corporate strategy strategic business change and organizational transitions drawing on particularly broad business operational and IT experience He is currently the Chief Operations Officer of Growth Innovators Group Ltd a Director of N M Enterprises Ltd and is a Non executive Director at Omnii Solutions Ltd Previously he has served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Home Loans Group Limited and UKValuation Limited Nigel was also Executive Vice President at Countrywide Financial Corporation s International Division for five years and has held various Divisional Director roles within Barclays Plc as well as working for Woolwich Plc as Head of Strategy Implementation amongst other roles and for HSBC Group Midland Bank Plc and Lloyds Bank Plc Nigel is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers an Associate of the Compliance Institute and Member of the Institute of Directors Nigel s previous FSA Authorisations were for the Control Functions of CF01 CF03 CF08 Director Chief Executive Apportionment Oversight He was also Chairman of the Third Party Mortgage Processors Administrators Forum a UK Industry Representative body liaising with the FSA at director level on mortgage regulation Nigel has been a great help to both myself and Ben and we welcome him to the team Listing onto the Channel Islands Securities Exchange CISE As advised by our Nomads Strand Hanson we have approached CISE for a listing We met with the CEO and compliance officer during my trip to Guernsey We have appointed Hatstone as our lawyers and sponsors and the listing proceedings have commenced The Channel Islands Securities Exchange based in St Peter Port Guernsey provides a listing facility and a market for companies to raise capital from international investors based on a bespoke trading platform The CISE is a leading international stock exchange in the European time zone serving the interests both of Channel Islands business and of issuers of specialist debt investment funds and other equity securities from around the world Their market lists a wide range of security types They concentrate on the following core products specialist securities including Eurobonds Structured Debt Warrants Structured Funds and SPVs including specialist debt issues for professional investors investment funds primary and secondary listings of securities and shares

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  • Caban Investments Ltd - Dylan James
    spirit of enterprise As part of extending the spread of the spirit and culture of entrepreneurship in schools the SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation has formed the Association of South African High School Entrepreneurs Societies The Societies fulfil a vital cog in the holistic development of our countries youth The days of life long employment at one company are a thing of the past This coupled with the extreme prevalence of unemployment amongst the youth mean that now more than ever before a basic grasp of entrepreneurship is a must for all school leavers The skill set inherent with the learning of the basics of entrepreneurship can only be of benefit to both the students and the economy as a whole The vision of the Societies is to grow entrepreneurs and business leaders at all high schools in South Africa through planting entrepreneur clubs and societies in each high school And the entrepreneurial learning begins with the formation of the Society We are now inviting all high schools in South Africa to partner with us to launch a society at their school The process of launching society is entrepreneurial in itself The school selects a teacher to head the society and invites students to join as the founding members The first task of the Society is to launch a crowd funding campaign to fully capitalise the Society and cover the administrative and infrastructure needs of the society The crowdfunding campaign is run via Ripple org za a newly launched South African platform for causes and activists Ripple was created for non profit causes and activist campaigns and is an online space where people come to build communities around causes and where activists raise capital in kind support The process has been tailored to mitigate the human resource and financial burden of the setting up of the crowd funding campaign each school would have to bear When launching a campaign each school will have access to the Ripple team who will assist in setting up their own campaign During this phase as well as during the fund raising phase that follows the school will have the support of a dedicated public relations and marketing team from digital marketing firm Siempre Media Join us as we spark the entrepreneurial flame in the youth of South Africa Schools are invited to contact Lydia Zingoni Director of the SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation on This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it MEDIA ENQUIRIES Siempre Media Contact Dylan James Tel 27 21 683 2425 Mobile 27 84 244 6389 Email This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Million Baby founder meets Minister of Science and Technology at Innovation Bridge Expo The Department of Science and Technology DST initiated the Innovation Bridge Technology Showcase and Matchmaking event to provide the first opportunity of its kind for national and international technology based companies technology entrepreneurs investors financiers and other technology commercialisation partners to

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  • Caban Investments Ltd - Dylan James
    the early 1970 s As demonstrated by these events the continued non sustainable business as usual model of global governments power utilities etc are deliberately ignoring the fragile dependency on non renewable power generation capacities and perpetuating this non viable model to the present day In the South African context the ongoing focus on fossil fuel power generation coupled with a slow development of additional non renewable power generation capacities have led to the perfect storm of load shedding bringing with it the very real possibility a national grid collapse at any time Presently the SA economy has an immediate need for additional power generation capacities which cannot be met reliably in the short term by existing power production methods Further to this factor there is a real need to reduce the high impact on the environment in the way we do business and to prioritise the conservation of our existing finite resources This and additional related factors are the primary driving factors for the creation of UREG Investments Ltd UREG Investments has been inspired and impassioned by the many great minds from the past to the present who have challenged the status quo Business as usual is no longer a viable option for future sustainability The real challenge for businesses today is to face up squarely to the need for paradigm shifting innovation and novel sustainable business models on an ongoing basis UREG Investments is passionate about enabling and supporting entrepreneurs to succeed in sustainable business Passion ethics and professional commitment encapsulate our value system and the way we do business The Company is ably led by a team of highly qualified and experienced individuals Bongani Mthombeni Möller who has a Masters in Chemical Engineering and a project management background is the CEO of UREG Investments Ltd She is an established entrepreneur that s passionate about engineering and has been primarily focused on conducting business in the energy sectors She is joined by Rolf Seeliger in the role of COO Rolf is a serial technology innovator entrepreneur with an extensive background in industrial design manufacturing project management and business consulting in various countries Rolf has Diplomas in Industrial Marketing and Production Project Management Bongani and Rolf will be joined Dave Romero as Deputy Chairman Dave the Group CEO of the Caban Group of Companies is a Professional Accountant with 24 years experience in Corporate Finance to grow entrepreneurs He has successfully listed a number of companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Highlights of his career include being ranked 21st in a Business Times Top 100 Companies and ranked the 40th fastest growing company in South Africa with investors receiving a 1 800 return over a five year period Dave is also a director for sustainability of Salesian Life Choices and the South African Small and Medium Enterprise Federation SASMEF UREG Investments is being launched with several investments already in place These include XTEK Systems SA Pty Ltd BioSpace Systems SA Pty Ltd AdCT Advanced ConcreTec Pty Ltd EcoSales Pty

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  • Caban Investments Ltd - Dylan James
    heart Sam invests her time carefully in opportunities that not only make business sense but also serve a higher social impact or purpose In addition to Cogill Philanthropy she runs Capricorn Recruits Pty Ltd a niche recruitment firm operating in the social and environmental fields specializing in repatriating talent back to SA female placements and NGO opportunities She also has interests in the construction and development sector Prior to starting up her own company Sam spent more than 13 years in the financial services industry with SA s top asset management companies She is driven to succeed and has worked her way up from the bottom to the top on more than one occasion her roles have varied and include client relationship management operations management project management and philanthropy management Throughout her career she has stood out and excelled having worked at global corporations like JP Morgan Shell and State Street she has continuously been involved in corporate philanthropy and donor management Sam has long had the approach of resolving social development and environmental issues with more strategic and resourceful solutions She has accumulated 20 years of expertise and has brought her skills to the table making her a seasoned all rounder and a formidable businesswomen Sam only considers business ventures that are clearly structured to facilitate positive social impact and her vision for Cogill Philanthropy Management is that the business will help change the way we think about giving and what we give She is on a mission to swing the pendulum for social enterprises and organizations in SA providing a framework for beneficiaries of government and society to become economic contributors Through tangible business services that supports development she aims to create a thriving enabled sector that can contribute tremendously towards the economy Sam has completed the second year of her BBA after which she will be completing her MBA MPhil She continues to play an active role in raising awareness about philanthropy amongst our youth young entrepreneurs this is in line with her vision of transforming the sector and she is fast becoming a brand ambassador for philanthropy in South Africa We welcome Samantha to the team and look forward to her insight and support with our Community Investment Companies in particular Follow us on Facebook Twitter and LinkedIn to keep up to date on our latest announcements For further information contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Two innovative companies join the Caban Entrepreneurship Programme Entrepreneurs truly are the life blood of South Africa s economy A great idea or a new angle on an existing opportunity is all it takes for an entrepreneur to launch a new company and create employment The last two companies to join the entrepreneurship programme for 2014 are prefect examples of both a great idea and a new angle on an existing opportunity FirePipe FirePipe is a 100 South African invention that was born out of the frustration that

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  • Caban Investments Ltd - Dylan James
    help South Africans think bigger about their future too We do this by spreading ideas that have the power to push South Africa forward Current projects include One for One For every copy of The Best Advice I Ever Got sold a free copy is donated to a learning institution library and community centre or selected underprivileged Matric learner one for one The Best Advice Convention This is an annual event where South Africans who are active participants and producers for the South African economy get together to share and to spread ideas that can push our nation forward Networking Forum These include informal meetings regularly scheduled to interact and build valuable relationships Give Advice Day Great ideas can push a nation as well as the rest of humanity forward This is a day set aside to spread ideas and advice On this day we encourage people all over the world to use social media and other media platforms to spread ideas and to give advice We encourage people to give away copies of the best books they ve ever read to people they wish to inspire and empower We also encourage people to CARE about one another for just one day Our theme for this day is Give Advice Give A Book Give A Damn The various aspects of the Best Advice Movement are produced and delivered through the recently formed Mapoko Research International MRI Sales Agency The MRI Sales Agency is a partnership between Mapoko Research International Reflective and Dylan James Media The founder of Dylan James Media is also fulfilling the role of Convention Director for the event Through delivering events such as the Entrepreneur Expo and the Best Advice Convention Dylan James Media hopes to empower and develop entrepreneurs who in turn will slowly but surely releases the vice grip that poverty and unemployment has on our country Dylan James CEO Dylan James Media Entrepreneur Expo www entrepreneurexpo co za www twitter com EntrepreneurXpo www facebook com EntrepreneurExpo Best Advice Convention www thebestadviceconvention co za www twitter com BestAdviceMove www facebook com BestAdviceConvention Message from the COO From a young age I had an interest in helping people and animals I was always first to volunteer to go clean the old neighbours garden or rescue sea life from an oil spill In my early teenage years I wanted to be a professional volunteer be the person who can help the helpless But then the realities of life set in and I realised that I actually needed to become a productive part of adult life And that to be a professional volunteer you need to have a skillset to offer that usually entails a few years at university Furthering my studies was not an option at that time Beyond the monetary restraints I hadn t put that much effort into my scholarly activities and ended my school career with a Grade 10 I entered the working world with a string of jobs that were as diverse as

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  • Caban Investments Ltd - State Owned Enterprises, who should run them? - COETSA PART 3
    our own context that placing people into positions that are not suitable can have a disastrous effect on our economy Ultimately the poor suffer Not having enough power has affected the manufacturing sector slowing our economic growth and resulting in retrenchments Furthermore the load shedding activity has affected in particular small and medium enterprises SME Our economy should be structured to assist SMEs not hinder them SME development will result in a dramatic reduction in our unemployment rate Board of Directors and senior managers of SOEs should be selected through a panel This panel should have representation from organisations and individuals that have a direct bearing on the effectiveness of the economy Therefore this panel should be represented by Government Captains of Industry Through organised bodies Representative bodies of SMEs Panel of Economists The panel should have a secretariat that will scrutinise applicants Applicant s qualifications would be carefully investigated Furthermore the secretariat would disqualify any applicant that has a relationship with any member of government above and including the level of senior manager The secretariat must have investigative capabilities and proper investigation on all aspects of the CV should to be conducted before a candidate is put forward to the panel Any incorrect information would result in automatic rejection of the applicant Nepotism will also be completely eliminated The secretariat would be given clear briefs for the type of applicant required For instance the COO of Eskom would be required to be a qualified engineer the CFO should be a qualified accountant and so on Therefore someone with a beautician diploma will not be put forward as the financial controller of the SABC The secretariat would be funded by business and the officers of the secretariat would be appointed by the panel The workings of the panel and secretariat

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  • Caban Investments Ltd - BBBEE: Can it work? - COETSA Part 2
    doing transactions with the rich get richer and the poor stay poor In this blog post I would like to focus on the ownership element of BBBEE Businesses should want to actively get involved in BBBEE but it needs to make financial sense There is always a resistance to doing something if you re forced to do so How do you make it attractive for entrepreneurs to do a BBBEE deal First of all there should be a database of previously disadvantaged controlled business that want to expand their operation by entering into a BBBEE deal The database should be concise and have enough information to be able to make an initial assessment A business that wants to enter into a BBBEE deal will similarly place their particulars on the same database Therefore both parties can make an initial assessment through the database before communicating with each other A matching service if you will Through corporate advisors negotiations can commence To try to do a sale on your own would not be wise if it s not your area of expertise Many negotiations have failed due to miscommunication A corporate advisor is an expert in this field and will negotiate the best possible outcome for both parties Choosing the right business partner is crucial to the success of the transaction Refer to our blog dated 2 April 2014 with regard to business partners The sale of a percentage of a company to a BBBEE company must be done on a fair value basis The amount of business that the BBBEE partner will bring to the company should be factored into that fair value What s important there MUST be an exchange of cash for the shares sold It cannot be done purely on the amount of business that the BBBEE

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  • Caban Investments Ltd - A solution to South Africa’s mining strike?
    The human distress that surrounds this issue eclipses the numbers and a speedy and sustainable resolution to the impasse is vital not only to stem the sliding Rand but also to put an end to the violence and suffering of the miners and the communities that reply so heavily on the mining sector I pose the following idea as a potential solution using Anglo American Platinum as an example The market capitalisation of Anglo American Platinum is around R129 billion according to Bloomberg It has a total work force of approximately of 50 000 Anglo American Platinum like most listed companies has a share incentive scheme These schemes give executives an option to purchase the companies share at a certain price the scheme in essence lends the money to an employee so that the employee can take up the option The difference between the option price and the increased value of the share belongs to the employee There are time frames involved but normally an employee can exercise the option after three years at which point the share should have grown and the difference is a bonus to the employee It is a bit more complicated than this but you get the jest If an employee has a share option it stands to reason that it is in their best interest for the business to do well The better the profits the more the share will climb thus producing a bigger bonus The suggestion is as follows take 5 percent of Anglo American Platinum and place it in a Share Incentive Trust This will equate to a once off expense in the income statement of R6 3 billion Give all the employees a share option at the current price If you divide the share options equally amongst the 50 000

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