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International “Thank a Greenkeeper Day”

International “Thank a Greenkeeper Day”

Dear Club Manager, Director of Golf, Course Superintendent, Wednesday 23 September is International “Thank a Greenkeeper Day”. This will provide the opportunity to make special acknowledgement of the work that your greenkeeper and his team do every day at your golf course. Greenkeepers and their teams are the unsung heroes of golf.

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Good governance in the rough in SA

Good governance in the rough in SA

In this first feature on environmental compliance and good governance, I discuss the broad implications for golf of the term “governance” with Alistair Collier, whose legal background is eclectic. It includes specialising in the fields of social security and environmental law, holding a master of laws in environmental law from Wits university,

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Golf Governance and Environment discussion with John Cockayne

Golf Governance and Environment discussion with John Cockayne

We continue October’s discussion and examine golf’s environmental responsibilities, with Alistair Collier (AC) who is the CEO of the John Collier Survey, which is a governance and environmental consultancy providing audit, advisory and research services for the SA golf industry. JC: With research indicating a 30% compliance level, one needs to ask

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St Francis Links TOP CLUB award

St Francis Links TOP CLUB award

The winner for 2019-2020 is the ST FRANCIS LINKS GOLF CLUB in St Francis Bay in the Easterness of the environment and enhances political attention and public action. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. In South Africa at this time, the TOP CLUB is recognised for exceptional Environmental Compliance and Good Governance.

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Invite to Participate in the John Collier Survey

Invite to Participate in the John Collier Survey

The Corporate Governance Research Institute recently wrote, “that since the outbreak of Covid-19 there is no doubt that somehow all the rules seem to have changed for civil society, and indeed also for the world of business at large”. The strategy of the lockdown, the restrictions on movement and other Covid-19 interventions, for the purpose of “flattening the curve”

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Legislature produces more governance related legislation

Legislature produces more governance related legislation

Certain essential aspects of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“the POPI Act”) that were scheduled to be promulgated by the State President on 1 April 2020, have now to come into effect. The POPI Act gives effect to the constitutional right to privacy that is enshrined in Chapter 2 of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.

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A Free Drop For The Environment

A Free Drop For The Environment

The Collier Survey’s founder is Alistair Collier, who worked as a lawyer for many years in the mining sector. Having a keen interest in golf, he is a modest golfer (his own description) and after the promulgation of the Environmental Management Act and the related acts, which followed, he saw the need for a programme to help golf clubs formalise their approach to integrating best

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