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CONTRIBUTORS GAVIN MULVENNA Gavin graduated cum laude with an honours degree from the then University of Natal in 1998. He went on to complete an advanced labour law programme, with distinction, and a law degree at the University of South Africa. He was admitted as an attorney for Anglo American Gold Division. Gavin established Povey Mulvenna and Associates and, as the managing director, he heads the Information Services Division and specialises in labour law, industrial relations, consulting and legal work. Gavin excels in labour legislation interpretation, negotiations, mediation and conflict resolution. of the High Court in 2000 and gained broader human and international resources experience in the mining industry, working JEFF GILMOUR Jeff is the president of the Association of For the last 20 years, Jeff has been assisting Community Associations Institute SA (CAISA) networking bodies, national committees and stakeholder groupings, sector training authorities, national standards bodies, government departments and employer bodies in areas of collaboration, generation of national standards and qualifications, and formalisation of agreements for purposes of harmony, legislation and common purpose. JOHN COCKAYNE John Cockayne has been involved with the business of golf for almost 40 years. He has held stints in various roles including head professional and director of golf at a number of clubs in South Africa, and tournament official on the PGA Sunshine Residential Communities (ARC), founder of the and executive member of the Residential Community Council (RCC). He is also a member of The World Congress of Community Association Management (TWCCAM) and the Foundation of International Community Associations Research. He received the CAI Rising Star award in 2010 for Community Association Leadership. Circuit as well as managing his own event He has had permanent roles at several management and business consultancy. clubs in South Africa and in golf projects He has written extensively and has been and businesses at 11 golf estates on three a contributor and columnist for some of continents. This has involved taking on a South Africa’s best-known golf publications. wide variety of roles from strategic inputs John has also developed two sets of copy and general management to marketing, on golf instruction titled What’s Golf Got To event management, project head, team Do With It? and How To Practise Less More leader and tournament director for various Often, both of which have been produced regional and national events in South Africa. in serial form in various golf publications John is currently the golf editor for Estate and national newspapers, both in South Living the residential community’s official Africa and the Gulf. publication, and works as ARC’s specialist golf consultant. As a result of his dedicated Unlike those who are often pigeonholed as contribution to the game of golf, he was having a purely armchair-style, literary or recently made a Founder Life Member of academic approach to the game, John’s the PGA of South Africa. writing is matched by hands-on practical experience on the grass face (as it were). PAGE 7