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Welcome to CGF Body of Knowledge®

The Corporate Governance Body of Knowledge® is your first port of call on issues relating to Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) related matters.

The CGF Body of Knowledge® is compiled by a team of highly trained management consultants guided by the executive directors of CGF who, as principals, have considerable experience in GRC disciplines, spanning numerous industry sectors. The quality of the GRC research and reports satisfies the stringent criteria imposed by the Proudly South African Campaign, namely that:

  • CGF's products and services must satisfy stringent quality standards;
  • CGF is committed to fair labour and employment practices;
  • CGF is committed to sound environmental standards, and
  • CGF is supporting the local economy.

Our researched governance reports are endorsed by various governance related organisations and are peer reviewed by appropriate subject matter experts that assure the material integrity and accuracy of the reports.  

The reports carry the endorsements of the Human Capital Institute Africa, the Association of SADC Chambers of Commerce, T.F.A.C and SAQI (South African Quality Institute).

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Discounted Conferences - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Access CGF's main website at www.cgf.co.za and discover what Governance, Risk & Compliance conferences are available to directors, senior managers, company secretariat, risk, compliance, legal and HR practitioners (see Events, Conferences).  Most of these conferences are discounted.

 
Policy Templates - Tuesday, August 30, 2016
  • Acceptable use of Electronic Mail (Email) (& Abuse)
  • Acceptable use of Internet (& Abuse)
  • Affirmative Action (AA)
  • Audit Committee
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Clean Desks
  • Code on Corporate Governance Practices & Conduct
  • Code on Corporate Practices & Conduct (*“the Code”)
  • Code of Ethics
  • Compensation
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Corporate Social Investment
  • Directors' Entitlement to Obtain Independent Professional Advice
  • Directors' Induction & Professional Development
  • Disclosure
  • Disclosure of Interests in Contracts (or transactions
  • Discrimination 
  • Diversity Management
  • Email Etiquette
  • Emergency Instructions
  • Employee Development & Educational Assistance
  • Employment Equity
  • Environmental 
  • Forensic Accounting Investigation 
  • Fraud (or attempted fraud)
  • HIV/AIDS (& other transmissible life-threatening diseases)
  • Insider Trading (Protect employees when dealing in their shares acquired through the company’s incentive scheme)
  • Integrated Reporting
  • IT Governance
  • Media Communication
  • Nepotism
  • Non-Executive Directors (NEDs)
  • Nomination Committee
  • Passwords
  • Party Political Funding
  • Prescribed Officer
  • Professional Active Escrow
  • Records Management (including retention & archiving)
  • Records Retention
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Relocation
  • Retrenchment
  • Risk Committee
  • Role & Responsibility of the Board
  • Safety, Health & Environment (SHE)
  • Safety of Key Officers (the prevention of kidnap)
  • Safety of Key Officers (in the event of kidnap)
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Relations
  • Theft (or attempted theft)
  • Unauthorised, irregular, fruitless & wasteful expenditure 
  • Whistle-blowing
  • White-collar crime (or attempted white collar crime)
  • Workplace Safety
  • Workplace Violence
  • Workplace Wellness
 
The following reports are available - Tuesday, August 30, 2016
  • Nepotism
  • Workplace violence
  • IT Governance
  • The Anatomy of Risk & Risk Management
  • Engaging Non-Executive Directors
  • Shareholder Relations
  • Securities Regulation Panel
  • Water Security
  • Business Rescue
  • The National Environmental Management: Waste Act (Act 59 of 2008)
  • The Prescribed Officer
  • Minute Taking
  • Procurement Fraud
  • The Company Secretary
  • Cloud Computing - Strategic & governance implications
  • Integrated Reporting
  • Combined Assurance
  • Director duties & liabilities
  • UK Bribery Act 2010: Implications for South African business
  • Arbitration
  • Diplomacy
  • Responsible Investing
  • National Development Plan (NDP)
  • Biodiversity
  • B-BBEE: The revised Codes of Good Practice
  • Employment Equity
  • Secrecy Bill
  • Social Media
  • Dominating Shareholders
  • Absenteeism in the workplace
  • Board evaluation 
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA)
  • The Business Judgement Rule
  • The Turquand Rule
  • The Safety at Sports and Recreation[al] Events Act 2 of 2010 (The effect on companies)
  • Retention of Records
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Board Dysfunction
  • The Anton Piller Order
  • Corporate Espionage
  • Gender diversity in the boardroom
  • Impact of B-BBEE amendments (Act and Codes)
  • Director’s dissent
  • ISO 9001: 2015 (Quality Management) - Duties of the board
  • Reckless conduct in business
  • ISO 5500X: Asset Management – Board obligations
  • Board evaluation: Good governance practice
  • Electronic Signatures
  • Frameworks for effective management of corruption in SA companies (Part One)
  • Economic crime - A challenge to good governance (Part Two)
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Whistleblowing
  • COBIT 5 as an IT governance framework
  • B-BBEE Amendments: QSE Scorecards - Part One
  • B-BBEE Amendments: Specialised Generic & Specialised QSE Scorecards - Part Two
  • Anti-Bribery Management: BS 10500
  • Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (‘POPI’)
  • Treating Customers Fairly
  • Corporate Reputation: Business Impacts
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Ransomware: An element of cyber crime
  • Competition in business: Fair play
  • Protection of Investment Act: Investor implications
  • Lifestyle Audits
 
Clients
Subscribed clients include:
  • African Rainbow Minerals
  • Altron Group
  • Anglo American Platinum Limited
  • Anglo American South Africa Limited
  • AngloGold Ashanti
  • Babcock Africa
  • ContinuitySA
  • JSE Limited
  • Liberty Holdings Group
  • MIH Group
  • Mondi Ltd
  • National Lotteries Commission
  • Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings
  • South32 SA Limited
  • The South African Breweries
  • Traxys Africa Holdings Limited
  • Vodacom

Most of our customers tell us that our research and services has advanced their Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) initiatives by at least 18 months.

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Whilst CGF is not the biggest Corporate Governance training provider in South Africa, we are the best and most affordable in South Africa.


The reality currently in South Africa is that many directors are not properly informed, neither aware of the vast liabilities they are exposed to when they are appointed to serve as executive or non-executive directors within a company or state-owned organisation.  In many instances, HR may not have informed their directors of these risks and which will inevitably lead to unwanted exposure and stress.  As a result, people are appointed to these high-profile positions without being properly informed of the extent to which they could be held severally and jointly liable as directors.  Expectedly, this is one of the reasons why formal induction is necessary, but is lacking within many companies.

This 2-day Intervention carries 30 CPD Points (IRMSA) and 4 CPD Points (SABPP). 

For additional information, or to register, call Petra on +27 (0)11 476 8264 or email on accounts@cgf.co.za


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Whilst CGF is not the biggest Corporate Governance training provider in South Africa, we are the best and most affordable in South Africa.

Join Terrance M. Booysen in a 1-day practical Workshop where delegates will be provided insights that assist them to actually build a Corporate Governance Framework® for their company.

This 1-day Workshop carries 15 CPD Points (IRMSA) and 2 CPD Points (SABPP).

For additional information, or to register, call Petra on +27 (0)11 476 8264 or email on accounts@cgf.co.za


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Book Terrance Booysen for speaker events

Terrance strives to pave the way for a brighter future for South African businesses and provides riveting talks pertaining corporate governance and its implications to the bottom line

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.

He is considered a subject matter expert in corporate governance and is an accredited speaker and chair who regularly presents to business and government leadership through seminars or key-note addresses on GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance) and sustainability.
Terrance is recognised by the Worldwide Who’s Who® organisation for his business accomplishments and knowledge within the arena of corporate governance.

For more information and bookings please contact Petra on +27 (0)11 476 8264 / 1 / 0 or accounts@cgf.co.za

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Affordable, Essential Training

CGF provides a Corporate Governance Awareness Presentation designed to assist your management and fellow employees to understand the strategic relevance and  broader context of governance, risk and compliance.  For companies with a share-based capital, this knowledge transfer forms part of your employee induction process and is essential. 

If your organisation is on top of the basics, CGF can offer its GRC Integration Presentation which shows senior management the importance of integrating Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and the importance of key role players within the organisation who are responsible for this integration.

Your organisation may be missing the strategic implication of Geopolitical Issues within its Strategy.  This riveting presentation high-lights the critical importance to factor numerous geopolitical issues within the company's broader strategy and operations.  Excluding these components could mean the demise of the company.

Invite all your employees to any one of the above presentations for a group fee of only R14,500.00 ex Vat.  Electronic presentation material is included in these special offers.

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