Mr LB Mlotshwa (Chairperson)
Also chairperson of the Strategic Committee and Abraham Kriel Bedieningstrust and member of the Financial and Risk Committee and Appeal Committee.
Mr JD de Villiers
Also Chairperson of the Financial and Risk Committee and member of the Audit Committee and Abraham Kriel Bedieningstrust.
Mrs I Fourie
Chartered Accountant KPMG and Acting Chairperson of the Audit Committee
Rev MS Makgale
Also Chairperson of the Management Advisory Committee (Emdeni Campus)
Ms N N Mokhobo
Also member of the Marketing Committee
Mr PS Momsen (Chief Executive)
Also member of the Strategic, Financial and Risk, Marketing, Audit, Management Advisory Committee (Emdeni Campus), Professional, and IT Committee and an advisory member of the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee. Also a member of the Abraham Kriel Bedieningstrust and Enterprises Trust.
Ms CM Seefort
Also member of the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee
Rev PM Strydom
Also chairperson of the Professional Committee
Ms KJ Tshabalala
Also member of the Management Advisory Committee (Emdeni Campus)
Ms S Mbokazi
Also Chairperson of the Remuneration & Human Resources committee
Mr DJ Deysel
Also member of the audit committee
Mrs Y Swartz : Manager Finance and Administration, Abraham Kriel Childcare
Rev HA van Rooyen : Minister of Religion, Vergesig NG Church
Statement of responsibility by the Board of Directors
The Board’s primary responsibilities include determining the company’s mission and values, giving strategic direction, identifying key risk areas and key performance indicators of the company’s activities, overseeing the performance of the company against agreed objectives, advising on and directing significant financial matters and reviewing the performance of executive management against defined objectives.
The Board of Abraham Kriel Childcare subscribes to the principles of King111 and endeavours to implement the King 111 codes of practice in all material aspects. The gaps revealed in a Gap analysis are being addressed. Integrated reporting will be implemented in the annual report pertaining to the 2011/12 financial year.
The Board of Abraham Kriel Childcare acknowledges that the sustainability of our operations is inextricably linked to the effective stewardship of our environment. The Environmental Protection Strategy of the company originated from the desire to make a meaningful contribution towards the protection of the earth and its resources, thereby improving the sustainability of the environment in which our successors will provide care and developmental services to children of future generations. The primary objective of the Environmental Protection Strategy is to reduce the carbon footprint of Abraham Kriel Childcare in order to contribute to the restoration of the health of our immediate environment.
A grant awarded by the NLDTF enabled Abraham Kriel Childcare to complete the installation of solar geysers in 50% of our points of consumption. These installations already reduced electricity consumption by 31% on average in a month on month comparison between 2010 and 2011 at our Langlaagte campus. Not only does this programme reduce the carbon footprint of Abraham Kriel Childcare, but it also improves its long-term financial sustainability through substantially reduced electricity costs.
The shifting emphasis towards community care programmes and skills development programmes should also be understood within the context of our quest for sustainability and the needs of the community we operate in. These programmes are a response to the ever-increasing need for care services amongst children and young people affected by the Aids pandemic and the reality of unemployment of poorly qualified people in disadvantaged communities. Furthermore it promotes the relevance of Abraham Kriel Childcare in that more beneficiaries than in the previous model can be serviced with the available funds.