A Vision for Impact

Bravura Alumni Society May 2019 Spotlight Alana Bond – Co-founder and Director of Simanye When interviewed by Bravura as part of our twenty year celebrations, and asked about her vision for the future, Alana Bond said, “Taking people on a journey to create change and positive impact.” Alana shares insights from her own journey as an entrepreneur committed to [...]

May 16th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Corporate Finance, Economy, News|

Bravura advised on the disposal of G. Fox & Co to Bidvest in 2004

In October 2003, Gerald Fox (56), a prominent Johannesburg businessman, was fatally shot in Cleveland when a gang of thirteen robbers entered his premises and held up staff. Gerald Fox was not only a stalwart in the road running community, but he also left behind a significant family business. G. Fox & Co, founded in the early 60s, was [...]

May 14th, 2019|Categories: Corporate Finance, News, Transactions|

SAfm Market update with Moneyweb interview with Evon Jeewan, an Associate Principal at Bravura

The BBEE empowerment commissions says triple BEE transactions are lagging in the area of compliance with fronting being flagged yet again as a key problem. But broadly what is the progress in this area and to what extent are poor economic fundamentals also hampering movement in getting more black people to participate in the economy in a meaningful way. [...]

Apr 9th, 2019|Categories: B-BBEE, Economy, News|

South Africans suffering from the Moody’s blues

South Africans are waiting expectantly for a credit rating announcement from Moody’s Investor Service, the only credit rating agency yet to downgrade the country to junk status. Whether this will happen on Friday is anyone’s guess, and even economists are divided as to whether junk is on the cards or not. Having adopted a cautiously optimistic “wait and see [...]

Apr 9th, 2019|Categories: Economy, News|

Does the trust model for broad-based black ownership hang in the balance?

As South Africa enters its third wave of empowerment deals, the use of trusts as an ownership vehicle continues to rankle the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission. With a third of all major B-BBEE transactions using this model, it seems that for Corporate South Africa the model is here to stay. However, a recent roundtable discussion hosted by [...]

Apr 8th, 2019|Categories: B-BBEE, Economy, News|

Bravura challenge accepted by women graduates

In July last year, Bravura launched its graduate programme aimed specifically at Black female graduates. In keeping with Bravura’s talent acquisition strategy, the benchmark was set high for applicants, requiring top academic performance, a hunger to learn about business and transactions, and that special X-factor which sets them apart from their peers. Zodwa Mabena and Fatima Solwa, Bravura’s two [...]

Mar 11th, 2019|Categories: Corporate Finance, News|