Having taken too long to complete a first university degree, I became aware that other university students may go through similar frustrations that could ruin their desire to obtain a university qualification. I then realised that a significant number of students could benefit from a graduate support system that offers assistance and mentorship, thereby curbing university-dropouts.
Moreover, I earned two decades of military experience, inside and outside of the borders of my country, South Africa. I salute all my commanders and comrades-in-arms. I pay homage to my late commander Colonel A.W. Retief whose last words were: “Even though the SANDF shall be losing a brilliant officer, his resignation is fully supported”.
During the years of military service, I participated in and wrote about geopolitical matters as they emerged in domestic and inter-state affairs including international and non-international armed conflicts on the African continent, Europe and the Middle East. I read and witnessed the plight of struggling governments, multinational organisations and corporate institutions. These bodies were, and still find themselves, in desperate need for geopolitical awareness to improve decision-making and to participate in the global arena. With an interest in business leadership, I understood that these challenges demanded concentrated innovation to contribute to business advancements, reciprocal relations and world peace.
For about two to three years, I contemplated establishing a transnational corporation to fully participate in the global village and to obtain financial liberation. To say the least, my academic and military experiences, personal interests and concerns about violence and armed conflicts, led to the formation of an organisation that aims to conduct extensive research projects and offer superior advisory work. The GI ADVISORY seeks to support postgraduate students to conduct research, advise about geopolitical matters, and create employment opportunities.
The following are the three main branches of the GI ADVISORY:
- Academic Advisory
- Defence and Security Advisory
- Corporate Advisory
Our operational principle is rooted in deep academic and military discipline to achieve optimal results.
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Let us get on with the task of making our world a worthwhile experience.
Founder and Chairman