Welcome to CGF Research Institute

Our products and services are designed to assist all organisations in achieving the objectives of entrenching and complying with appropriate Corporate Governance practices. Globally, Corporate Governance has emerged as a discipline that needs to be thoroughly understood by the entire business community in order to shape future strategic direction and guide operational conduct, and principally by those who exercise, or advise on, fiduciary duties.

Corporate Governance, Risk & Compliance

Our Corporate Governance Framework® suite of products and services are essential for the company's Prescribed Officer and who may include:

  • Company Directors
  • Executive and Senior Management
  • Governance Officers
  • Compliance and Ethics Officers
  • Risk Management Professionals
  • Business Leaders
  • Trustees
  • HR Practitioners


CGF Body of Knowledge®

CGF Body of Knowledge®

Subscribe to our web-based Body of Knowledge covering selected Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) products.

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Professional Speaker

Professional Speaker

Terrance is a director and co-founder of CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd. He has served most of his professional career in the SA financial services market and has been widely recognised for his thought leadership and innovative approach as an independent executive consultant.

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CGF offers CIPC services

CGF offers CIPC services

CGF offers corporate secretariat services for companies and trusts.

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Governance Course (Johannesburg)

Governance Course (Johannesburg)

A 2-day practical Corporate Governance, Risk & Compliance (‘GRC’) Intervention (also featuring a live demonstration of the digital Corporate Governance Framework®) on 05-06 December 2018.

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Corporate Governance Framework® Workshop

Corporate Governance Framework® Workshop

A 1-day practical workshop drafting the company’s Corporate Governance Framework® (also featuring a live demonstration of the digital Corporate Governance Framework®) on 07 December 2018.

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BEYOND PLAY

BEYOND PLAY

A down-to-earth approach to governance, risk and compliance.

The author of BEYOND PLAY -- Dawn Pretorius -- provides readers an excellent account of enterprise-wide governance, risk and compliance (‘eGRC’).  She starts with simple concepts and builds on them to provide insight and a practical guide for a holistic approach to eGRC.  The Foreword has been written by Professor Angela Itzikowitz, BANKING and FINANCE, ENSafrica.

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Corporate Governance - An Essential Guide for South African Companies (Third Edition)

Corporate Governance - An Essential Guide for South African Companies (Third Edition)

The author -- Ramani Naidoo -- includes pragmatic guidance on day-to-day issues that directors and boards often grapple with.  Published by LexisNexis South Africa.

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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE INDEX 2018

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE INDEX 2018

South Africa is the birth place of the King Codes of Corporate Governance, but do South African organisations adhere to corporate governance principles?  Do leaders truly understand the spirit behind the Codes and apply the principles?  The Institute of Internal Auditors’ Corporate Governance Index sets out to answer this question by measuring the perception of Chief Audit Executives on the state of corporate governance within their respective organisations on an annual basis.

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Recent Articles

REGULAR BOARD EVALUATION IS MORE THAN SIMPLY A RECOMMENDATION (2018-11-13)

Management guru, Peter Drucker, is often quoted as saying, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage [or improve] it”.  Constructive feedback is integral to a process of development, growth and improvement, not least in an organisational setting, and especially in the case of boards of directors.  In their leadership roles, directors are expected to fulfill their statutory, fiduciary and ethical duties towards an organisation, and their performance in this role should be evaluated so that their effectiveness can be assessed and tested against best practice and appropriate benchmarks.  Where lacking, actions for improvement should be put in place -- whether on an individual or collective basis -- for the benefit of the board as well as for the organisation and its stakeholders.

WTS BUSINESS SERVICES BOLSTERED BY THE DIGITISED CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK® SOFTWARE ̴ PRAEFECTUS™ (2018-10-22)

Since 2003, the executive team of CGF realised the complexity of business, furthermore the manner in which boards of directors would grapple with not only a barrage of increasing legislation from local and international sources, but also the business and governance challenges that arise from a myriad of changes spurred by evolving business models, dissipating traditional business boundaries, the complexities of mixed generational workforces, as well as quantum technological developments.

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Recent News

WTS BUSINESS SERVICES BOLSTERED BY THE DIGITISED CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK® SOFTWARE ̴ PRAEFECTUS™ (2018-10-22)

Since 2003, the executive team of CGF realised the complexity of business, furthermore the manner in which boards of directors would grapple with not only a barrage of increasing legislation from local and international sources, but also the business and governance challenges that arise from a myriad of changes spurred by evolving business models, dissipating traditional business boundaries, the complexities of mixed generational workforces, as well as quantum technological developments.

RAMANI NAIDOO ENERGISES INCREASED ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN HER ROLE AS CGF HONORARY PATRON (2018-10-15)

There is old-age adage that goes: “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.”  As this phrase evolved through the years, and as women have become key catalysts in changing the modern day professional workplace, it is little wonder that the expression is sometimes heard as: “If you want something done well and properly, ask a busy woman to do it”!

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