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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


OUR GENERAL APPROACH TO COVID-19 (2020-03-19)

OUR GENERAL APPROACH TO COVID-19 (2020-03-19)

We are constantly monitoring the Government's prescriptions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including all measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

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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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A 1-Day Whistleblowing Training Session (JHB)

A 1-Day Whistleblowing Training Session (JHB)

A 1-day whistleblowers governance training session scheduled for 14 September 2020 or 13 November 2020 in Johannesburg.

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Governance Course (JHB)

Governance Course (JHB)

A 2-day practical Corporate Governance, Risk & Compliance (‘GRC’) Intervention (also featuring a live demonstration of the digital Corporate Governance Framework®) schedule for 16 - 17 September 2020 or 10 - 11 November 2020 in Johannesburg.

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Corporate Governance Framework® Workshop (JHB)

Corporate Governance Framework® Workshop (JHB)

A 1-day practical workshop drafting the company’s Corporate Governance Framework® (also featuring a live demonstration of the digital Corporate Governance Framework®) scheduled for 18 September 2020 or 12 November 2020 in Johannesburg.

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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 2020

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE INDEX 2020

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

Directors’ Sentiment Index™ Report: 5th Edition – CGF’s observations from a governance perspective (2020-11-12)

A review of the Institute of Directors in South Africa (‘IoDSA’)’s recently released report for 2020 raises some interesting observations from a governance perspective. It should be noted that the study was concluded prior to the nation-wide lockdown and national state of disaster due to the Corona virus (‘Covid-19’) pandemic. It is likely that the sentiments expressed by respondents may have been significantly more pessimistic had the study been concluded in the second half of 2020.

INVIGORATING THE INTERNAL AUDIT PROFESSION THROUGH ROBUST GOVERNANCE AND CONTROLS (2020-08-18)

The recent public censure and financial penalties imposed by the JSE Limited on Tongaat Hulett Ltd and EOH Ltd for non-compliance with the JSE Listing Requirements, again brings the effectiveness of the internal audit profession (and indeed external audit) into question.  Is internal audit adding value?

The question is relevant to both the public and private sector where examples of financial misstatement and the circumvention of internal procurement policies and procedures are increasingly being uncovered.  In these circumstances, questions need to be asked about the future role and stakeholder expectations of internal audit.

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Recent News

COVID-19: A BRAVE NEW WORLD WHERE GOOD GOVERNANCE IS KEY (2020-03-25)

Dear CGF clients, constituents and followers

A brave new world

As the world, and indeed South Africa, now faces the uncertainty of a risk that threatens human life, business operations and social movement as we know it, the Corona virus (Covid-19) has forced the world’s leaders and businesses to rethink  measures aimed at  protecting a nation and its inhabitants to ensure their safety and survival.

OUR GENERAL APPROACH TO COVID-19 (2020-03-19)

CGF is a Proudly South African company which offers a wide range of corporate governance services for all industry sectors, no matter the size of the organisation.  Our Lead Independent Consultants specialise in various areas of governance risk and compliance (GRC), working across South Africa.

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