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CGF Articles & Editorials

LEVERAGING THE ORGANISATION’S MEMORANDUM OF INCORPORATION TO IMPROVE ITS RISK MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY (2019-04-29)

By Lucien Caron (CGF Lead Independent Consultant) and peer reviewed by Terrance M. Booysen

An experienced board member will fully appreciate the various mechanisms contained within the organisation’s Memorandum of Incorporation (‘MOI’) that can be altered to best suit the environment within which the company operates.  More often than not, the MOI is trivialized as simply a ‘founding document’ of the company and once approved, it is filed and gathers dust.  However, over-looking the importance of the MOI -- which contains information about the core elements of the organisation’s governance -- amounts to an injustice to the nature and intent of this document, not least also the company and its stakeholders.

GDPR SUBSTANTIALLY CHANGES THE MANNER IN WHICH PERSONAL DATA IS TREATED (2018-09-10)

By Terrance M. Booysen (Director: CGF) and peer reviewed by Dr. Peter Tobin (GDPR & POPIA Specialist)

In recent months, there has been much discussion and focus on GDPR -- the new European Union (‘EU’) General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 -- which came into force on 25 May 2018.  This EU legislation aims to strengthen the application and enforcement of data privacy laws, not only through its principles and the obligations it places on organisations, but also through its global reach.

LEADERSHIP IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ACHIEVING GOOD CORPORATE GOVERNANCE OUTCOMES (2018-01-23)

By Terrance M. Booysen and peer reviewed by Professor Michael Katz (Chairman: ENS Africa)

With the media spotlight on the dismal state of governance in some of South Africa’s public and private organisations, as well as many of its state-owned enterprises, there cannot be enough said about the enormous role and duties expected of the directors of an organisation.

POOR GOVERNANCE AND LIPSERVICE CREATES UNSUSTAINABLE ORGANISATIONS (2016-02-08)

Article by Terrance M. Booysen

It is a fact; since the collapse of so many iconic organisations across the world, the subject of corporate governance has intensified.

PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE: IMPERATIVES FOR ACCOUNTABILITY (2015-05-18)

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.