The reputation of our business and value of the Equites brand is built on the Group’s standing commitment to be a responsible, transparent, and ethical business, and to maintain the trust of all our stakeholders while serving the long-term interest of the company.
Equites’ policies and procedures have been enhanced to ensure that we create a safe, transparent, and fair environment for all stakeholders. These are aligned with our governance framework which is essential for achieving our long-term strategic objectives.
We facilitate regular interactions with our staff to maximise the effectiveness of these policies and procedures and identify ways in which these can be continuously improved upon.
The King IV principles set out the ethical commitments and performance requirements that lay the foundation for a socially responsible and truly profitable business.
Equites has identified transformation as a critical success factor in the landscape in which it operates. Equites is a level 3 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment ("B-BBEE") contributor on the revised property sector scorecard and is now 66% black-owned.
The Conflicts of Interest Policy provides guidance to Directors regarding conflicts of interest and the manner in which conflicts of interest are to be appropriately managed, to ensure compliance with various legislative, governance and compliance requirements which the Company is subject to.
The Programme Memorandum describes the terms and conditions of all notes issued under the JSE-listed R10 billion DMTN Programme by Equites (the Issuer) in accordance with the JSE Debt Listing Requirements. The DMTN Information Statement, which should be read in conjunction with the Programme Memorandum, and as updated from time to time, provides a description of the Issuer, its financial condition, results of operations and investor risk factors related to the Issuer.
The MOI is the constitutive document of the Company under the Companies Act. Equites is compliant with the Companies Act, particularly with reference to the incorporation provisions as set out in the Companies Act and has operated in conformity with the Company’s MOI.
The Nomination of Directors Policy records the principles applicable to the nomination of directors to the board of Equites, in line with the provisions of King IV, the JSE Listings Requirements and the JSE Debt Listings Requirements.
The Manual provides information on the Records held by Equites and the process which must be followed to request access to the Records.
Equites is committed to effectively managing Personal information in accordance with the provisions of POPI.
1. Qualification: BEcon
Leon is the CEO of ASISA and serves as the lead independent director on the Board of Brimstone Investment Corporation (“Brimstone”). He also serves on the Board of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA). With his vast experience in business and investment management, he is able to direct the Board effectively and provide sound guidance to the executive team.
2. Qualification: BCom (Acc), PGDA, CA(SA)
Cindy is a qualified CA(SA) and has served as the CFO at Media24, Pioneer Food Group and Sea Harvest Group. She also held various executive positions at Woolworths and within the Transnet Group. She is currently a director on the boards of RCL Foods, Truworths International, Coronation Foundation and MLF. She recently concluded her term as deputy chair of the Council of the UWC. She has a valuesbased and principled leadership style and is passionate about driving sustainable shareholder value.
3. Qualification: BA, CA
Doug serves as a non-executive director on the Board of The Foschini Group Limited (“TFG”) and its subsidiaries, TFG London and RAG Australia. He joined TFG in 1985 and was appointed as CEO of TFG in 2007, having previously held various senior positions within TFG. He served as CEO until his retirement in 2018. He has extensive knowledge and experience in local and international financial, retail and logistics markets.
4. Qualification: M(LAW) LLB
Eunice is a founding member and consultant at EC Advisory legal consultancy. She is completing a Doctor of Philosophy at Wits Business School. Her areas of expertise include corporate law, commercial law, banking & finance law, international law and general contract law. She takes extensive interest in gender relations and equality issues which informs her academic studies.
5. Qualification: BAcc(Hons), CA(SA)
Keabetswe is the Head of Sanlam Private Wealth, Johannesburg region. Sitting on various executive committees and working groups, she has extensive experience in related organisations. She previously held positions as the founding CEO and director of Africa Collective Investments (RF) (Pty) Ltd; and an independent non-executive and chairperson of the audit committee for Cloud Atlas Investing (RF) (Pty) Ltd. She has strong technical skills in investments, accounting, governance, risk and assurance. She is passionate about cultivating young entrepreneurs, design thinking and innovation.
6. Qualification: BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
Mustaq is the CEO of Brimstone. He also serves as the Chairperson of Oceana Group Ltd, International Frontier Technologies SOC Ltd and Groote Schuur Hospital Trust. He is a director of AON Re SA (Pty) Ltd. He serves on the boards and committees of various non-profit organisations. With his vast business experience, he brings unique insights and provides sound guidance to the Board.
7. Qualification: BSC, CAIA, CFA
Ndabe is the former CIO of Eskom Pension and Provident Fund. He has worked as a portfolio manager of listed property funds at Coronation Fund Managers and STANLIB Asset Management. He is the inaugural chairman of Asset Owners Forum South Africa and also the chairman of IG Markets South Africa and Fairvest Property REIT. He serves on the Infrastructure Investment Committee that advises SA government’s Infrastructure Fund. His career in the financial services industry covers actuarial science, asset management, and the pension fund industry. He brings a wealth of experience in investment management and a unique asset owners’ perspective to the Board.
8. Qualification: BSc (QS), MAQS, PrQS, RICS
Nazeem is a director of the national firm Bham Tayob Khan Matunda (BTKM) quantity surveyors. He also serves on the Board and is the Chairman of the Brimstone audit committee. His experience provides valuable insights into the Group’s operations, particularly with respect to property acquisitions and developments.
9. Qualification: Bcom, CTA, CA(SA)
Ruth is a senior policy advisor at ASISA, CEO of the ASISA Foundation and trustee of the ASISA Enterprise and Supplier Development entities. She has served on numerous councils and boards including SAICA and IRBA. With her financial and compliance background, she sets the ethical tone for the Group and spearheads the functions of the audit committee.
10. Qualification: B.Com, B.Compt (Hons), CA(SA)
Andre is the Managing Director of Intaprop Investments (Pty) Ltd, a leading property development and investment company. With his financial background and many years of experience in the property sector, he provides valuable insights to the Board.
11. Qualification: BSc (Honours) (Mathematics and Management)
Andrea established his own property development company in 2006 and built up a substantial portfolio of modern logistics assets for his own account over the following 8 years. This became an important component of the Equites portfolio on listing. This development expertise and his previous experience in the UK, are key success factors for Equites.
12. Qualification: BA (Law) LLB
Riaan was previously a director with of one of the predecessor firms of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc. where he gained extensive exposure to real estate transactions. He then spent some 10 years as an executive director of the Arabella Group and was actively involved in the development of their property portfolio.
13. Qualification: BBsc (Finance & Accounting), PGDA, CA(SA)
Laila joined Equites in 2015 and has played an integral role in improving internal processes within the Group as well as growing the scale and sophistication of the overall finance function. Prior to joining Equites, she worked in PwC’s Advisory division with a focus on mergers & acquisitions. She has a keen interest for environmental, social and sustainable initiatives and serves as a director of MLF.