CORE SERVICES

FAMILY BUSINESS CONSULTING

André is an ACCREDITED FAMILY BUSINESS CONSULTANT and the co-founder and Chief Convener of FABASA (FAMILY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA). He consulted more than 300 family businesses in SA and elsewhere. CLICK ON PICTURE TO READ MORE.

Wild dogs are the perfect analogy for family-owned businesses. Africa’s wild dogs descend from the gray wolf and have 30% more brains than our domestic dogs. It is this specie that maintains the most perfect balance between “family interests” and the interests of their “business”, which is hunting. Although hunting is very important to them, both the female and the male (the alpha pair) protect their young ones from danger at all costs. Wild dogs are Africa’s most successful hunters because they train their successors (children) properly by catching them live prey to teach them to hunt. They understand teamwork and do not argue about roles. Everyone understands their role and if they target you, you are in trouble! They are nomadic but leave no injured member of the family behind. They protect family at all times!

BUSINESS / MARKETING STRATEGY

André has an extensive background in business and marketing strategies in various economic sectors and worked on business and marketing strategies with various consulting and marketing agency firms, such as McKinsey’s & Company, Gemini, Boston Consulting and Heroes. CLICK ON PICTURE TO READ MORE.

Dolphins are a perfect analogy for strategy. With grace and willingness to explore the oceans, dolphins capture the imagination and emotions of many. This intelligent mammal can swim fast and far and dares to explore new areas and opportunities. This natural appetite for risk in unknown waters is like the true entrepreneur and a prerequisite for not only surviving but thriving in the long run. The Business Landscape is a Whirlpool of Change. Just as a whirlpool rotates forever, there is a constant change in the business environment. Change can sometimes be drastic, such as the impact of a pandemic like COVID-19. It challenges us to reconsider our traditional way of thinking and doing. We can no longer just focus on the familiar and must confront ourselves with a changing marketplace. It is important to decide now what will make us competitive in the future. Dolphins are constantly swimming to new oceans and seas in search of opportunities, despite the potential risks. Our plan needs to be in place and adapted so that we can seize opportunities as the Business Landscape changes.

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

André is a well-known public presenter on various business related topics. Various presentations & workshops are hosted by André and his Associates. CLICK ON PICTURE TO READ MORE.

André’s acute sense of business and keen fascination with nature are captured and translated into practical lessons for the business world.

BOOKS & DVDs

André published nine books and over 2500 articles in newspapers and business magazines on important business, financial and leadership lessons. His book, BEMARK of BEVARK, was listed by SAKE RAPPORT as one of the four best business books for 2014. His newest book, A Tale of Two Brothers (spiritual novel), was launched in December 2020 and was in reprint within six weeks.

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Some Corporate Clients

Some Family Business Clients

  WESTERN & EASTERN CAPE 

BOPLAAS 1743 – CERES : Fanie van der Merwe and other Van der Merwe family farmers in the Koue Bokkeveld e.g. Naas van der Merwe and WP van der Merwe

LAASTEDRIFT – MATROOSBERG : Rossouw  Cillié 

JIREH  BOERDERY – RIVERSDAL : Willemse broers

MAT ZONDAGH LANDGOED – LANGKLOOF : Francois Zondagh

KONINGSRIVIER BOERDERY – ROBERTSON : Niel Colyn  

BLOEKOMLAAN BOERDERY – HUMANSDORP : Cilliers broers

GIDEON JORDAAN BOERDERY – SOMERSET OOS : Zirk Jordaan

AFRICAN SAFARI’S – SOMERSET EAST : Tollies Jordaan

FREE STATE  & KZN

MOOLMANSHOEK – FICKSBURG : Willie Nel 

IMLA BOERDERY – CLOCOLAN : Jan Groenewald

YZEL BOERDERY – MARQUARD : Ernst Yzel

GISANTO BOERDERY – LINDLEY : Gideon Lamprecht

FOREST LODGE ESTATE – MOOI RIVER : Dries Steyn

NATIONAL NDT SERVICES – DURBAN : Sharin Pillay

BARGAIN WHOLESALERS – PORT SHEPSTONE : Yacoob Musa

SENEKAL FAMILIEBOERDERY – PONGOLA : Charl Senekal

SEVERAL GERMAN FARMERS – PIET RETIEF| COMMONDALE| LÜNEBURG: Thiele family, Hiesterman family, Several Klingenberg families, Hinze family, Benecke family,  Niebuhr family,

 

OTHER PROVINCES 

LESSING KONFYTE & INGEMAAK – NYLSTROOM (MODIMOLLE) : Ina Lessing 

MAPUDI PHASHA INVESTMENT HOLDINGS – LEBOWAKGOMO : Oscar Phasa

FRPS HOLDINGS COMPANY – WITRIVIER : Frans Schütte 

FERREIRA & SEUNS – HOPETOWN : Leon Ferreira

PGL BOERDERY – SCHWEIZER RENEKE : Pieter van Zyl

OTHER COUNTRIES 

VERITAS – NAMIBIA : Nico Tromp

SONOP TRUST: NAMIBIA : Albert van der Merwe

THEBE RIVER SAFARIS – BOTSWANA : Jannie van Wyk

RC HOLLEBON & SONS – ENGLAND : Richard Hollebon

 

 

PRINTED MEDIA

Business Jungle series: The Power of Teamwork
Business Jungle series: Protect your business territory
Business Jungle series: Maintain a Sound Balance
Business Jungle series: Creating Scarcity in a era of plenty

AFRIKAANS WEB MEDIA

BO-RADYN OP ONTBYTSAKE
VAN LOVEREN OP ONTBYTSAKE
FABASA PRAAT OP ONTBYTSAKE
FAMILIESAKE : VRIENDE VAN LANDBOU
AHI WES KAAP KONFERENSIE 2020
NASIE IN GESPREK OOR FAMILIEBOERDERYE

ENGLISH WEB MEDIA

RAYMOND ACKERMAN ON ONTBYTSAKE
CAPE PULPIT BUSINESS JUNGLE RADIO SERIES
INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK

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