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CGF Articles & Editorials

IMPORTANT STRATEGIC QUESTIONS FOR RECESSIONARY TIMES (2017-07-11)

By Paul Aucamp and Jené Palmer

Is your business equipped to survive the pressures of a rapidly changing business world, which is being exacerbated by the growing uncertainty presented by South Africa’s re-entry into another recession?  To ensure the sustainability of the organisation, this critical question needs to be asked of South African boards of directors and senior executives alike.

HIGH PERFORMING BOARDS (2017-01-18)

By Jené Palmer and reviewed by Terrance M. Booysen

Board performance, or the lack thereof, has recently been quite prominent in the South African landscape.  Unfortunately, the examples of mismanagement, poor oversight and lacklustre governance of our state-owned entities as well as some private sector businesses, abound.  Poor and deteriorating financial results, high staff turnovers, lack of strategic direction and transparency as well as little to no stakeholder communication, are but some of the symptoms of a poorly performing board.

TANGIBLE BENEFITS OF A CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK® (2016-06-07)

Article by Jenè Palmer

Forward thinking organisations have realised that corporate governance does not merely fall into the portfolio of the Company Secretary.  Indeed, the draft King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa 2016 (‘King IV’), describes corporate governance as “the exercise of ethical and effective leadership by the governing body” of an organisation.

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.

UNPACKING THE IMPORTANCE OF A CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK® (2015-07-21)

Presentation by Terrance M. Booysen (Breakfast Seminar)

My topic, Unpacking the critical importance of a Corporate Governance Framework® (and the mutually fulfilling roles of ISO standards) may come as a revelation for many of you this morning. But before I delve into the matter of a Corporate Governance Framework®, I wish to state that many organisation’s GRC practices have remained not only static through the years, but also largely fragmented.

BOARDS THAT CREATE VALUE: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK® (2015-07-15)

Article by Jenè Palmer (CGF Lead Independent Consultant)

It has been painful to watch the likes of Lance Armstrong, Mike Tyson and Hansie Cronje sabotage their futures through poor decision-making.  Similarly, many organisations and their boards have failed to demonstrate strong and responsible leadership qualities to motivate and drive their organisations to success.  Awareness, decisiveness and accountability are some of the business leadership qualities required to achieve remarkable performances.