Less is more
Casting back to the 1990 edition of Who Owns Whom the following directors held 25 or more directorships at the time.
|Director name||No. of Directorships||Group|
|H P De Villiers||34||Rembrandt|
|M W King||32||Anglo American|
|J G Pretorius||30||Federale Beleggings|
|D O Cohen||25||Form Scaff Industries|
|R A Steyn||25||Sanlam|
|No. of directorships||Count of Directors|
|No. of Directorships||Count of Directors|
|26 – 30||8|
|21 – 25||9|
|16 – 20||17|
|11 – 15||80|
|6 – 10||421|
|1 – 5||26,759|
A recently launched WOW solution called Linkages overlays a series of algorithms over five datasets from Woweb: companies, their directors, shareholders, advisors, and industries, highlighting multiple influences and potential conflicts of interest and a situation with potential negative, unintended consequences.
The table below shows the number of individuals holding three or more directorships in the same industry segment:
|WOW Segment||Number of Individuals|
|Automotive & Parts||50|
|Business Support Services||115|
|Chemicals & Fertilisers||48|
|Communication, Media & Technology (CMT)||225|
|Community and Personal services||25|
|Energy & Water||71|
|Fisheries & Aquaculture||8|
|Food & Beverage||208|
|Forestry & Wood||3|
|Hospitality, Gaming & Entertainment||90|
|Retail & Wholesale||173|
|Sanitation & Waste Management||4|
|Textiles, Clothing and Footwear||34|
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