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CGF Articles & Editorials

Sustainable environmental practices: No ‘monkey’ business (2015-02-16)

Advertorial by Terrance M. Booysen

As the world witnesses increasing threats upon our environment with greater imbalances placed upon our planet’s bio-diversity, there is -- with good reason -- heightened concern amongst governments, business corporations and civil society in an attempt to slow down the environmental destruction caused by humans. 

Directors balancing the assets: ISO 55000 (2015-01-29)

Article by Terrance M. Booysen and reviewed by reviewed by Tom Davel (I-Pam: Principle Consultant)

Being a director of a board requires the individual to not only understand their fiduciary duties owed to the organisation, it also demands a thorough understanding of the organisation’s business, assets and operations. 

Eskom’s woes present opportunities for criminals (2015-01-27)

Advertorial by Aon South Africa and CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd

Are you prepared for rolling power outages?

The growing constraints on South Africa’s power grid makes load shedding an unwelcome reality that many households and businesses will have to contend with during 2015. 

Leadership: Recognising need for governance training (2015-01-21)

Advertorial by CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd

We should all have an interest in helping to secure better governance in Africa.  It is the most effective means of preventing failed states and for building democracy that is lasting.

Knowledge is power: Reducing the governance risks (2015-01-19)

Advertorial by Kirsty Ridley (Head: CGF Governance Researcher)

Worldwide, Worldwide, and particularly in South Africa, reports of governance failures occurring in organisations are common.  There have been many instances where poor governance has contributed to the collapse of an organisation and most often, many people are negatively affected for the enrichment of a few greedy individuals.

Reckless Conduct: Disregarding standards of care (2014-11-21)

Article by Terrance M. Booysen

There has hardly been a day that goes by where the media headlines grip the attention of citizens, announcing yet another case of poor governance practices, or a director engaging in reckless business conduct. 

Implementing Corporate Governance (2014-11-05)

Article by Dawn Pretorius (Lead Independent Consultant)

NOTE: When republishing this article, please acknowledge that it first appeared in the South African Financial Markets Journal (20th edition - November 2014).

Directors must understand key operational issues - ISO 9001:2015 (2014-10-29)

Article by CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd

As more organisations across the world are being placed under the corporate governance spotlight, it is not surprising that more institutional stakeholders are demanding superior performance from boards and their directors.

Corporate Governance: Continuing Professional Development through CGF (2014-10-27)

Article by CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd

CGF is delighted to announce that our corporate governance training programmes have been awarded Continuing Professional Development (‘CPD’) status through the SA Board for People Practices (‘SABPP’). 

The risk of governance failure: South Africa 2014 (2014-10-22)

Article by Terrance M. Booysen

A continent known for opportunity
For many centuries Africa has been known as a continent where only the ‘toughest of tough’ survive.