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Company Information

GRIPP Advisory (“GRIPP”) is a legal entity registered under the South African Companies Act as a private company (Proprietary Limited).

How we are structured

GRIPP Advisory (“GRIPP”) is a legal entity registered under the South African Companies Act as a private company (Proprietary Limited). The company was formed in November 2017 and registered as Insperanobis Proprietary Limited. The name was later changed to GRIPP Advisory Proprietary Limited. The company is registered as an Advisory and Business Consulting firm and commenced trading on 2 April 2018. 

How we are funded

GRIPP is funded by, and a subsidiary (75%) of Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) listed investment company Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) Limited. Executive Management of GRIPP has a 25% interest through the entity 2AMThink Proprietary Limited.

How we think

As GRIPP, we have defined our purpose as an organisation to be “to improve the governance, risk, and internal control environment of our clients” that we serve. Our vision is to see improved shareholder value and stakeholder confidence through the improvement of governance, risk, and internal control practices that are embedded at  our client organisations. This vision drives our strategy to deliver extraordinary quality services that exceed our clients’ expectations whilst remaining price sensitive.   

Our culture is that of encouraging continual learning and being creative enough to seek out new ways of doing things, to improve efficiency and the effectiveness in what we do.

We achieve this by embracing feedback from all our stakeholders and promoting the lessons learnt.

How we give back

GRIPP is committed to giving back to communities within the broader South African context. We seek to achieve this in three meaningful ways: 

Firstly, by creating employment opportunities and upskilling previously disadvantaged individuals with the philosophy of embracing race and gender diversity that is reflective of the demographics of South Africa. As such, we continually seek to kick-start employment careers in the professional services sector by providing opportunities to individuals through a partnership with the HCI Foundation and a learnership programme registered with FASSET and the Institute of Internal Auditors of South Africa (IIA SA).

Secondly, through our partnership with the HCI Foundation, GRIPP provides mentoring and contributes towards the HCI Foundation’s objectives as facilitators to enhance employment opportunities for its student bursary and funding programme.

Thirdly, we seek opportunities to contribute our services to non-profit organisations where they are relevant, valued, and where we can make a difference to their continued success.

Our Professionals

Supporting our leaders are more than 40 full-time professionals that hold an array of academic and professional qualifications coupled with diverse skill sets.

We employ individuals that are suitably qualified and or certified in:

In addition, we hold deep skilled and niche alliance partnerships to augment our value proposition to our clients.

These partnerships allow us to deliver deep skilled and specialised governance, risk, and internal control solutions across the technology enabling, advisory and consulting spectrum. 

For Our Clients

What we do
  • Deliver high-skilled and professional services nurturing strong business relationships
  • Focus on outcomes and efficient solutions driven by value adding engagements
  • Provide a competitive investment case with high return on our client’s stakeholder and shareholder value
Our Achievements
  • Delivered more than 250 engagement projects across our client base annually
  • Partnered with and serve at least 17 JSE-listed organisations across industry sectors
  • Created a presence in strategic locations to serve our clients better
  • Reduced cost of assurance and consulting to our clients through innovative and tailored pricing models

For our Employees

What we do
  • Employ enthused professionals with a view for career growth and pathing in governance, risk, and internal control advisory and consulting
  • Create employment opportunities for the youth with a view to diversify their professional skills or become deep skilled specialists in the professional services sector
  • Protect employment during Covid-19 with a view to keep our professionals and support staff motivated and energized
  • Provide fair and responsible remuneration with a view to improve performance incentives and bridge the remuneration gaps
Our Achievements
  • Employed more than 40 full-time professionals and 3 support staff
  • Maintained more than 50% professional female employees
  • Maintained more than 75% black professional employees
  • Generated at least 8 successfully completed IAT learnership candidates
  • Promoted at least another 8 IAT learnership candidates due for completion in 2021/22
  • Promoted additional intake for the IAT learnership programme annually
  • Facilitated and mentor HCI bursary candidates with a view to improve their employment opportunities across industry sectors
  • Provided pro-bono professional advisory services to the HCI Foundation-eMedia Covid-19 relief campaign
  • Maintained a level 2 B-BBEE empowerment rating
  • Spent more than R1m in professional learning and development initiatives to continually improve the talent of our people

For our Government and Agencies

What we do
  • Pay taxes and levies that contribute to the national fiscus
  • Contribute to reduce the unemployment rate for youth through our learnership programme
  • Promote B-BBEE and Employment Equity with a view of a transformed economy
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Our Achievements
  • Continued to pay our taxes and levies on time
  • Maintained at least 80% of workforce from young and previously disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Maintained a level 2 B-BBEE rating and a workforce that reflects the demographics of the society for which we are a part of
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For our Society

What we do
  • Provide pro-bono services to relief campaigns during Covid-19 lockdown 
  • Employ youth on our learnership programme with a view to increase certified young professionals entering the formal workplace
  • Mentor and facilitate bursary students through HCI Foundation with a view to create accessibility for students to become employable
  • Donate and sponsor initiatives to promote the objectives of the professional bodies we ascribe to
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Our Achievements
  • Generated at least 8 successfully completed IAT learnership candidates
  • Promote at least another 8 IAT learnership candidates due for completion in 2021/22
  • Promoted additional intake for the IAT learnership programme annually
  • Facilitated and mentor HCI bursary candidates with a view to improve their employment opportunities across industry sectors
  • Provided pro-bono professional advisory services to the HCI Foundation-eMedia Covid-19 relief campaign
  • Sponsored several initiatives, thought leadership pieces, presentations, talks, panel discussions at conferences, etc for professional and industry bodies like ISACA, IRMSA, and IIA SA, Gaming Magazine Africa, etc
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For our Shareholders

What we do
  • Repay long-term loans and start-up funding with a view to create a sustainable return on their investment 
Our Achievements
  • Reduced the long-term loan and start-up funding continually since commencement of trading

For our Alliances and Suppliers

What we do
  • Provide a steady flow of business throughout the value chain creating strong partnerships with business partners to drive client value add
  • Create partnerships to deliver like-minded solutions to add value to our clients
Our Achievements
  • Engaged more than 10 strategic alliance partners that support our vision and assist in creating value for our clients
  • Provided our suppliers with continued support and flow of business

Sustainability goals

What we do

  • Reduce our carbon footprint through the use of electronic documentation and media
  • Commence with remote working during Covid-19 pandemic to limit the need to travel and reduce costs and carbon footprint

Our Achievements

  • Managed at least 50% of our work on a remote basis thereby reducing costs for clients and reducing our carbon footprint
  • Promoted a paperless environment to reduce our negative impact on Earth