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 22-23 August 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 24 August 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 2017

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE INDEX 2017

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

THE COMPANY SECRETARY: FROM COMPANY ADMINISTRATOR TO GOVERNANCE LEADER (2018-06-19)

The role of a company secretary is broad and onerous to say the least and, if this post is not occupied by a competent person who has the appropriate knowledge and skills; the consequences can be the cause of significant organisational friction.  The requirements and reporting lines of the position -- by their very nature -- give rise to potential conflict situations, and it is for this reason in particular, that the person appointed to the position must have the necessary maturity, experience and independence to properly carry out their duties and responsibilities, while being objective, impartial and independent.

THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE CAN SECURE THE BOARD’S LONG-TERM HEALTH (2018-06-13)

Corporate failures result from poor governance.  There are a multitude of reasons for poor governance, but at the heart lies the composition and effectiveness of the board.  Clearly, it is time for the Nominations Committee to take a stronger and more definitive role in ensuring the long-term health of the board and thereby the organisation.

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Recent News

DAVID LOXTON’S LEGAL AND CRIMINAL EXPERIENCE BODES WELL FOR A CGF HONORARY PATRONSHIP (2018-06-04)

As one of the country’s foremost criminal authorities in the fraud, theft, forgery and corruption arena -- known generally as white-collar crime -- David Loxton (BComm, LLB & MBA, UCT) is renowned for his legal knowledge and experience when it comes to investigating these crimes which are perpetuated by some of the largest criminal syndicates who are often intricately connected both locally and internationally. However, before David became highly sought after as a specialist attorney in white-collar crime, he spent several years ‘cutting his teeth’ as a state prosecutor in Cape Town and Pretoria, where he prosecuted a complete range of “street crimes” including murder, rape, robbery and drug-dealing.

NEW APPOINTMENT: JUNADI JOOSTE ADDS MORE STRENGTH TO CGF’S BROAD RANGE OF COMPANY SECRETARIAT FUNCTIONS (2018-04-11)

We are pleased to welcome Junadi Jooste as the newest member to join CGF’s team of Lead Independent Consultants.  Junadi has acquired a wealth of business experience over the last 15 years in various industry sectors including Public Entities, the Financial Sector as well as Media Broadcasting.  Junadi specialises in a broad range of Company Secretarial functions.

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