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CGF Articles & Editorials

BOARD INDUCTION: A CRITICAL COMPONENT FOR BOARD UNDERSTANDING AND PERFORMANCE (2017-02-15)

Article by Terrance M. Booysen and reviewed by Andrew Johnston (Director: Corporate Services - Sun International)

As Sir Winston Church famously once said, “There comes into the life of every man a task for which he and he alone is uniquely suited.  What a shame if that moment finds him either unwilling or unprepared for that which would become his finest hour.”  Undeniably, this axiom would apply when new directors are not properly inducted within the context of their new board environment and the affairs of the organisation.

HOLDING DIRECTORS PERSONALLY LIABLE: WHERE TO DRAW THE LINE? (2017-02-09)

By Terrance M. Booysen, Lucien Caron and Robert Davies

There is no doubt that directors in South Africa are being scrutinised for their role within organisations ̴ and far more than in previous times.  Board and executive decision-making is being challenged in parliament and in court and, at the very least, some directors have suffered significant reputational damage for not being seen to have properly and diligently fulfilled their fiduciary duties.

BUSINESS JUDGEMENT RULE: HOW YOU WILL BE JUDGED (2016-06-10)

Article by Terrance M. Booysen

It is not surprising that many business leaders have become a lot more circumspect about their positions -- including their waning risk appetite -- as yet more draconian legislation enters the market in South Africa.

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”?