OUR JOURNEY

Within nine months, the company ran out of capital, facing bankruptcy. In desperation, Francois made a vow that he would give 30% of the business for the expansion of the Kingdom if the Lord helped him. 30 minutes later, God intervened and the company was saved.

From these humble beginnings, Francois and the Mergon team went on to establish several successful businesses in partnership with like-minded entrepreneurs. This approach, together with unmerited favour, has resulted in Mergon achieving sustained, above-market returns for nearly 40 years.

Francois followed through on the 30% commitment by placing the shares in an independent trust: the Mergon Foundation Trust. In response to Christ’s continued grace, the Van Niekerk family has since sought to increase the Mergon Foundation’s ownership in the group to 70%. This goal was finally achieved in 2008.

Today Mergon funds over over 130 strategic, impactful initiatives – each one committed to transforming the lives of people both practically and spiritually as they seek to expand God’s Kingdom. Mergon also encourages and equips other business leaders to make a difference through its Nation Builder initiative and Francois’ book, Doing business with purpose – Beyond success to significance. At Mergon, we believe we are part of His story and we are merely stewards in amazement of what He is doing. We are unified in our commitment to surrender our own plans and dreams of success, to walk in relationship with Him, to depend on Him and to be willing instruments in His hands.

All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 Mergon Group.

Our Values

HUMILITY

STEWARDSHIP

COURAGE

MASTERY

PARTNERSHIP

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

OUR BOARDS

Follow Us

Subscribe to our Group Newsletter

[]
1 Step 1
keyboard_arrow_leftPrevious
Nextkeyboard_arrow_right

All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 Mergon Group.