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CGF Articles & Editorials

COMBINED ASSURANCE: DOUBLE CHECKS FOR BUSINESS REPORTING (2015-12-10)

Article by Terrance M. Booysen

Considering the heightened awareness of governance reporting and the increased accountability attached to directors; so much has changed for business leaders since the collapse of Enron and WorldCom in the United States, the HIH Insurance Group in Australia and Parmalat in Italy.

BRIBERY: THE BOARD IS ACCOUNTABLE (2015-12-04)

Article by Terrance M. Booysen and reviewed by Jaco de Jager (CEO: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners: SA Chapter)

Besides the more notable pieces of legislation that deal with bribery and corruption, which include the USA’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, the United Kingdom’s Bribery Act of 2010 and even South Africa’s Prevention and Combatting of Corrupt Activities Act 12 of 2004; now South African organisations will have to contend with even more anti-bribery controls.

STRATEGIC PLANNING IS CRITICAL TO BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY (2015-11-26)

Article by Jenè Palmer (CGF Lead Independent Consultant)

Do you have your finger on the ‘pulse’ of your business?  Is your organisation equipped to survive the pressures in a changing business and global environment?  These are critical questions which should be asked and answered by board members and senior executives alike.

DYSFUNCTIONAL BOARDS: IMPACTS ON ORGANISATIONS AND REMEDIES (2015-11-16)

Business presentation by Terrance M. Booysen

As we all know, boards are powerful forces; and through their collective knowledge, skills, experiences and practice, their output is intended to cause positive and sustainable change for companies.

SERVING THE ORGANISATION: A DIRECTOR’S PLEDGE (2015-11-04)

Article by Terrance M. Booysen

One wonders how many people have misunderstood the meaning and the commitment they made when they uttered the words, “until death us do part”?

B-BBEE: ALL ORGANISATIONS ARE AFFECTED BY BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND THE CODES (2015-10-27)

Article by Terrance M. Booysen and reviewed by Dr. Robin Woolley (Director: Transcend Capital)

With the release of the new Broad-Based Black Economic Codes (‘B-BBEE’) -- which became effective on 01 May 2015 -- there is no doubt that the previous Codes of Good Practice (‘the Codes’), which were launched in 2013, did not have the desired effect.

POSITIVE COPING BEHAVIOUR REINFORCES EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY (2015-10-06)

Article by Dr Dicky Els and Terrance M. Booysen

In a globalised economy excesses and imbalances in one part of the world inevitably affects the economies of another, and this is typically played out between developed and developing countries.  With the accelerated pace of global development, expectedly there is a knock-on implication to increased business risk through aggressive competition and more pressure on increasing profit margins.

B-BBEE: COULD THE NEW CODES BE A ‘STALEMATE’? (2015-09-30)

Article by Terrance M. Booysen and reviewed by Dr. Robin Woolley (Director: Transcend Capital)

Since the introduction of the Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003 in South Africa, there has been a lot of debate regarding its relevance and impact on business and civil society.

LOAD SHEDDING WOES PRESENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR CRIMINALS (2015-09-01)

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As load shedding across the country wreaks havoc in homes, businesses and in the traffic, criminals have not missed the opportunity to capitalise on the compromised security. Countless homes have reportedly been robbed since the introduction of Eskom’s load shedding and there is every expectation that the trend will pick up as load shedding is expected to continue for at least the next two years in South Africa.

COBIT® 5: A DISCUSSION THE BOARD MUST NOT AVOID (2015-08-28)

Article by Terrance M. Booysen and peer reviewed by Kenneth Chikwanha (President: ISACA South African Chapter)

There’s a saying that goes along the lines that “the more things change, the more they stay the same”.  Rather ironically, this axiom was first coined by a French journalist -- Alphonse Karr -- in 1839 and it is as true then as it is today.