By Terrance Booysen and peer reviewed by Jené Palmer CA(SA)
During the years of President Jacob Zuma’s leadership, the country experienced many great governance challenges which played out in the courts and the public domain. The Public Protector at the time -- Ms. Thuli Madonsela -- appeared to be winning the battle against corruption, notwithstanding the great odds that she was facing.
By Terrance M. Booysen (Director: CGF) & Anton van Wyk (Partner & Risk Assurance Leader: PwC)
Organisations can no longer operate only for the economically-driven rationale of generating a profit for their shareholders and investors. Organisations are an integral part of the societies and the environments in which they operate. As such, they affect -- and are affected by -- both internal and external stakeholders, and are consequently accountable to them.
By Terrance M. Booysen, Lucien Caron and Robert Davies
There is no doubt that directors in South Africa are being scrutinised for their role within organisations ̴ and far more than in previous times. Board and executive decision-making is being challenged in parliament and in court and, at the very least, some directors have suffered significant reputational damage for not being seen to have properly and diligently fulfilled their fiduciary duties.
Presentation by Terrance M. Booysen
...it is imperative that we make a distinction between words such as “accountability”, “responsibility”, “must” and “should” – and specifically so in the context of its use within a boardroom and its organisation.