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CGF Articles & Editorials

D&O LIABILITY INSURANCE: AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF AN ORGANISATION’S RISK-MITIGATION TOOLBOX (2017-08-16)

By Terrance M. Booysen and peer reviewed by David Loxton (Partner: Dentons)

Directors and officers of all organisations are facing an increased risk of personal exposure.  Their roles and responsibilities have become progressively more onerous in recent years, mainly as a result of new legislation and regulatory requirements, stakeholder pressure and increased governance and social responsibilities, as well as the complexity of trans-continental and macro-economic trading conditions.

WORKPLACE STRESS: A REAL ORGANISATIONAL RISK (2017-04-12)

By Dr Dicky Els and Terrance M. Booysen

It is imperative that the impact of work-related stress and the negative impact of distress be incorporated into the organisation’s enterprise-wide risk management framework. A Bloomberg study conducted in 2013 revealed that South Africa is the second-most ‘stressed’ country out of a study of 74 countries.

ARE YOU READY FOR REGULATORY ONSLAUGHT AND INTERVENTIONS? (2017-02-02)

By Lucien Caron and reviewed by Terrance M. Booysen

Increasingly, large and small organisations are under mounting pressure to manage regulatory compliance and their associated risks more effectively.  Greater attention thus needs to be given to the organisation’s risk appetite and its risk mitigation, both at the enterprise and service-line levels.

ANTI-HATE SPEECH BILL INTRODUCES NEW BUSINESS RISKS (2016-11-07)

Article by Robert Davies (CGF: Lead Independent Consultant) and reviewed by Terrance M. Booysen

Saying or doing something racist, or performing various deeds which falls within a long list of things the Bill deems to be hate speech -- or a hate crime -- could see you ending up with a criminal record.

LIFESTYLE AUDITS CURB ERRANT BEHAVIOUR (2016-09-19)

Article by Terrance M. Booysen and reviewed by Megan Grindell (Director: Carter DGF Risk Management)

In today’s heightened times of public scrutiny and calls for ethical leaders, it’s not surprising that many concerned citizens have become far more demanding for good governance and transparency. 

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.

CORPORATE REPUTATION: IT CERTAINLY MATTERS (2016-04-04)

By Terrance M. Booysen and reviewed by Ian Jacobsberg (Partner: Hogan Lovells)

One hardly needs any reminding of the global economic crash and its devastating effects the world experienced in September 2008.  Many businesses were brought to their knees, and countless individuals were financially ruined as a result of what could only be described as reckless trading, backed by the greed of a select group of business executives in the financial services market.

GOVERNANCE OF RISK: A CRITICAL ELEMENT FOR BOARD DELIBERATION (2016-03-15)

Article by Terrance M. Booysen

As more pressure is exerted upon organisations to demonstrate good governance across their entire operation, increasingly boards of directors are expected to possess far greater knowledge and understanding of the organisation’s business and its supply chain.

SOCIAL MEDIA: CHANGING TIMES AND INCREASED RISK (2016-02-03)

Article by Terrance M. Booysen

Many technologists across the world were completely bewildered by the claim Gordon E. Moore made in 1965, when he boldly predicted the rate of change the world would undergo through the rapid development of technology.