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CGF Articles & Editorials

Attending a corporate function - Consider the risks (2014-01-31)

Article by CGF Research, written by Terrance M. Booysen and reviewed by Hogan Lovells, South Africa

South Africa, and indeed many other countries, has an insatiable desire and craving for sport and the outdoors.

Time to rethink leadership development (2014-01-24)

Article by CGF Research, written by Dr. Gerhard van Rensburg

Leadership excellence is fundamental to the health and performance of an organisation.

Holding companies accountable: The Turquand Rule (2013-11-21)

Article by CGF Research and reviewed by Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc.

South Africa’s democracy has now almost completed its second decade of transformation, and the country has seen much needed change across many of its social, civil and business sectors.

Employee wellness programmes is good governance (2013-11-06)

Article by CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd

Corporate governance has become an issue of global importance and is set to intensify even further as organisations across the world are called to report upon their financial and non-financial performances.

No short cuts to corporate governance (2013-11-04)

Advertorial by CGF Research

As for most matters in business -- and in life -- there are few ‘short cuts’ that are guaranteed for any forms of lasting success. And although many an executive (or manager) may try beating the odds because of mounting pressures placed on their bottom lines and time-pressurized diaries; short cuts invariably end up costing a business more in the long run.

When your business judgement is off track (2013-10-24)

Article by CGF Research and reviewed by Werksmans Attorneys

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

Time to spring clean your insurance covers (2013-10-02)

Advertorial by Aon South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Spring has sprung, the grass is green and the blooms are flowering.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (1977): No peanut gallery (2013-09-26)

Article by CGF Research and reviewed by Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs

It’s rather ironic that the introduction of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (‘FCPA’) -- a United States (US) federal law -- was passed into US law by the 39th elected US President, Jimmy Carter, who was by all accounts considered part of the country’s ‘working class’ people.

Board evaluation: Raising the bar in South Africa (2013-08-28)

Article by CGF Research and reviewed by Goldman Judin Inc.

Over the last two decades, much emphasis has been placed on corporate governance and many countries across the world have specifically embarked upon much needed reform in this area.

Affinity Agreement: BMW Lyndhurst brings great value to CGF members (2013-08-13)

Article by CGF Research Institute

In 2004, CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd (CGF) opened its doors to assist boards of directors and their executive management to understand the broad impacts of corporate governance, and the likely impacts they could expect if they failed to embrace its various disciplines.