AGM Resolutions 2008
ORDINARY RESOLUTION NO 1
THAT Mr Bhagwandas Pancha be appointed Director of the Company with effect from the date of the passing of this resolution.
Bhagwandas Pancha was born on 22 October 1955 and lives in Westville, Durban with his wife and two children. After matriculating at Gandhi Desai High School in 1974, he completed a BCom at the University of Durban Westville in 1976. He later graduated with a BCom in Accounting and Business Management from the University of Durban Westville in 2000. He graduated with a MCom in Taxation from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2004.
Pancha & Associates was formed in 1986 and has provided accounting and taxation services to small and medium businesses. The staff complement of 10 serve over 350 clients including high net worth individuals, professionals and manufacturing concerns. The practice has grown to include management consulting services, new business formations, mergers, management buyouts, establishing BEE structures, corporate and personal taxation, corporate tax compliance, estate planning and administration and the formation of wills and trusts.
Pancha and Associates is registered with the South African Institute of Professional Accountants.
Between 1980 and 1986 Bhagwandas started and managed Pancha Engineering (Pty) Ltd, a company involved in the manufacturing of plastic injection mouldings and also served the automotive industry.
Between 1976 and 1980, Bhagwandas worked for RMS Syfrets as a bookkeeper and later administrator in the leasing department.
His variety of community activities over the years include treasurer of CANSA KwaZulu-Natal since 2003; trustee of the Community Education Development Trust from 1992-2005; EXCO member of the Chatsworth Education Board since 2006; accountant for the International Centre of Eye Care Education (Africa) from 1998-2004; management of Natal Amateur Athletic Association and treasurer of the 9th African Amateur Athletic Championships from 1990-1992; president of the Amateur Athletic Association of Natal from 1976 to 1985.
ORDINARY RESOLUTION NO 2
THAT Mr Paul Colditz be re-appointed Director of the Company with effect from the date of the passing of this resolution.
Mr Paul Colditz has been a member of the CANSA Board of Directors for over five years and has been the Chairperson of the Board for the past year. He is a practicing attorney in Bloemfontein and also a part-time lecturer in Law Practice.
His community involvement is extensive and he serves on the boards of nine organisations and institutions. He is well-known for his role as the National Chairperson of the Federation of Associations Governing South African Schools (FEDSAS), a position he has held from 1998 until 2006, after which he became the federation’s CEO.
Mr Colditz believes everyone has a social responsibility to serve his or her community. He is proud to be a CANSA volunteer and is passionate about governance issues. He is married and is the father of four children.
ORDINARY RESOLUTION NO 3
THAT Advocate Gary Oliver be appointed President of the Company with effect from the date of the passing of this resolution.
Gary Alexander Oliver was born in Cape Town, but hails from the well-known little town of Genadendal.
He was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court on 7 December 1987 and became a member of, and took chambers at, the Cape Bar on 1 July 2002, after a period of 17 years and 8 months in the Public Service.
He matriculated in the First Class from South Peninsula High School, in Diep River, Cape Town, in 1976. Thereafter he obtained the degrees B.Proc; LL.B and LL.M (Public Law)(cum laude) from UCT. He joined the Public Service in June 1984, where he served as Legal Officer; State Law Adviser; Western Cape Provincial Director of Local Government: Legislation and Administration; Chief Director in the Office of the Director-General of the Provincial Administration: Western Cape and Deputy Director-General in the Provincial Administration: Western Cape.
During his service as Legal Officer, he was closely involved with the work of the Development Board and the Housing Board of the Administration: House of Representatives, as well as with the administration of the 24 local authorities which functioned under Act 9 of 1987.
In 1994, during his service as State Law Adviser, he was assigned to assist the Office of the Premier in the Eastern Cape and, in that capacity, was involved with the drafting of the first seven laws of that Province. He also prepared the 49 Proclamations by which the transitional local and rural councils of that Province were established. In that same period, he was involved in the drafting of the Proclamations by which the administration of laws was assigned to all of the nine Provinces. In 1995 he did duty at Parliament as a drafter of Bills. His last work for Parliament was the finalization of the National Youth Commission Act. He was also much involved in the drafting of the Act by which the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was set up.
During his tenure as Director: Local Government, he was involved with the administration of the Local Government Transition Act, 1993 in the Western Cape.
As Chief Director and Deputy Director-General he was involved mainly in policy development and planning.
Although he has a mixed practice, involving mainly contractual and delictual dispues, he is also keenly interested in the fields of Constitutional and Administrative Law. In the short time that he has been at the Bar, he has been briefed several times to assist the Western Cape Provincial Government in various matters. He has also been briefed a number of times to provide opinions to municipalities in the Northern Cape and for the City of Cape Town. He has acted in matters for municipalities in the Western Cape, including the City of Cape Town. He has also provided opinion to non-governmental organizations, and has done research for senior counsel in relation to, inter alia, constitutional matters and land use planning.
He serves as a Director of Casidra (Pty) Ltd, a company which is owned by the State, and as Acting Chairperson of the Western Cape Provincial Council of the Cancer Association of South Africa. He is also a Friend of the Genadendal Mission Museum.
He has been a Member of the Sports Law Association of South Africa since July 2004.
He serves on the Cape Bar Council as Secretary for the 2006/7 year as well as on the Transformation Committee of the Cape Bar and is the Convenor of Advocates for Transformation at the Cape Bar.
He has never been married and has no children, but is the eldest of three brothers. His younger brothers are respectively a well-known psychiatrist in private practice in Cape Town and a professor of engineering at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.