By Dr Irma Meyer and peer reviewed by Terrance M. Booysen
When does any member of the public become a stakeholder of an organisation? How would an organisation know when such a public member -- or group of members -- has become a stakeholder? Adding to this important line of thinking, who deserves more attention: public members/groups or the organisation’s traditional stakeholders? Is there a difference between public and organisational stakeholders and if so, what is it?
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.
By Terrance M. Booysen and peer reviewed by David Loxton (Partner: Dentons)
Directors and officers of all organisations are facing an increased risk of personal exposure. Their roles and responsibilities have become progressively more onerous in recent years, mainly as a result of new legislation and regulatory requirements, stakeholder pressure and increased governance and social responsibilities, as well as the complexity of trans-continental and macro-economic trading conditions.
Article by CGF
Experience shows that it is often not the complex legal issues that companies stumble over. In most cases, the complex legal issues tend to receive a lot more focus within a company and they are usually dealt with by teams of lawyers and accountants.
Article by Terrance M. Booysen
With the recent findings of the Constitutional Court pertaining to the Nkandla matter, the subject of corporate governance has intensified and the topic has featured in media headlines, talk-shows and public debates across South Africa.