MGI RAS Thanksgiving and rebranding gala dinner
After heeding their call to greatness, MGI RAS was intentional to pause and give thanks for what they have achieved to date. The celebration came at a perfect time when MGI RAS is 5 years post the merger of three Firms is started with and soon after becoming a member of MGI Worldwide.
The MGI RAS people celebrated together with their esteemed guests who represented their diverse stakeholder group who are part of their interconnected global village of their supporters.
Amongst the guests were; the Honourable Minister in the Presidency, Bishop Adams, CEO’s of their strategic partner audit Firms which they also provide outsourcing services to (PWC and Deloitte), MGI Bass Gordon partners, the Deputy Auditor General , Chairman of the Board of SAICA, Representatives of some other professional bodies ( SAIGA, SAIPA), Representatives of three of the leading universities, Chairman of African Women Chartered Accountants; Principal , teachers and learners from Steve Tshwete Secondary School the MGI RAS “A’ Team as accompanies by their friends and the most valuable family members. The event was streamed live and enjoyed the support virtual community including the MGI RAS worldwide member Firms.
The school in attendance is adopted by MGI RAS as part of their social and environmental impact initiatives with the aim of supporting them to improve the quality of education and the environment which the school is located. What was awesome was the inclusion of school learners in the programme through the MGI RAS’ initiation of establishing a school choir of which all songs and dances were first rendered at the gala dinner.
Furthermore, the talented daughter of one of the directors (Tsumbedzo Matambela) showcased her brilliant dance moves as she entertained the guests. After a word of prayer by Bishop Adams and an engaging welcome by Millycent Mashele, the entire leadership team ( including Tshegofatso Mahuma and Patrick Kubai) of MGI RAS spoke to various matters ranging from solutions that they provide and the MGI RAS impact work. The co-founders (Patricia Stock and Jerome Andrews) rendered a key message which was filled with gratitude of what God has done for them, a reflection on their story and how they overcame challenges they faced and the role of each key stakeholder that was represented in the room was reflected upon.
The two of the employees of MGI RAS who are amongst those who enjoyed the support that contributed to their qualification as Chartered Accountants and grew through the ranks in MGI RAS, shared their moving stories on their journey to greatness. Having established a wonderful collaborative relationship in South Africa, our very own MGI Bass Gordon’s managing director ( Stuart Hendler) spoke about the significance of being a member firm of MGI worldwide.
After enjoying a delicious meal, the honourable minister commended the MGI RAS team for reaching the celebrated milestone and for the role that MGI RAS has and still need to play in servicing the public sector to enable the impactful implementation of government programmes.
The minister’s message was well followed by the address by the Deputy Auditor General who emphasised the role that MGI RAS and other firms play in strengthening the public confidence. Subsequently the SAICA Chairman emphasised the importance of tenacious entrepreneurship in the accounting profession. Finally, before the toast that was led by Patrick Kubai before opening the dance floor, the final speech which emphasised the importance of collaboration and resilience.
To keep the guests rejuvenated and treating the coffee lovers, the MGI RAS ESG client, Monate Coffee served their tasty and great quality coffee which the guests surely enjoyed.
In response to the call to action to join hands to support the adopted school’s initiatives, the guests gave generously and just over R18,000 was raised from the table auction which will be used towards the schools’ needs (including arts and culture to promote holistic and fun learning environment).
MGI RAS Call upon any member firm to join in the support of the school by contributing towards a reading culture by donating a book or bookshelf to introduce classroom libraries since the school is overcrowded and current library is used as a classroom.
MGI RAS is an authentic collaborative firm and believes in partnerships to realise the global goal of a resilient accounting profession for present and the future as inspired by one of their selected SDG 17. Their strength authentic collaboration, adaptability and agility has been demonstrated in their outsourcing work with firms mentioned above and the AGSA.
Furthermore, they are committed and prioritise the continuous investment in their people capital as an enablement to meet their service excellence and quality promise.
They believe that people and profits are not conflicting goals , hence they follow a stakeholder inclusive and positive impact approach in their business model. Even so, they believe that if the MGI Worldwide community joins hands, greater impact can be realised.