The IoDSA in conjunction with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and sponsored by the
Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) is looking for case
studies that are recent and relevant to the African continent corporate governance
environment and landscape
This is the IoDSA’s first collaboration competition to showcase global submissions from participants on all areas of African corporate
Case studies must be based on actual corporate governance
cases in Africa, within organisation which can be expected to, or choose to,
apply the principles contained in the King Code for Governance Principles in
South Africa and the King Report on Governance in South Africa ("King III”) or
the relevant corporate governance code of the country within which the organisation operates.
The IoDSA, the IFC and SECO are offering prizes to the value of R170 000.
The winning case study will
receive R 30 000
2nd place - R 25 000
3rd place - R 20 000
to 10th places - R 10 000
The top 3 award winners will also receive:
- Free IoDSA membership for 3 years
- Profile in Directorship magazine
Each candidate must register their details by clicking here.
All registered candidates will receive on-going communication in relation to the African Governance Showcase, including further instructions on the submission of case studies.
All candidates will need to register a profile or login to
their existing IoDSA profile on the IoDSA website. Upon completion of the case study,
each candidate will sign in and upload their case study material under the ‘files and links’
button into the file library, then send a notification email to Julie Dixon
(email@example.com) who will confirm receipt.
Click here for instructions on how to upload your case study material.
Note: the closing date for submission has been extended to 15 February 2016.
- Case studies may either be an example of best
practice or an example where weaknesses in the corporate governance landscape
and arena were identified and corrected.
- A central theme of the case study must be taken
from the list below.
||Ethical leadership and corporate citizenship
||Boards and Directors
||Committees of the board
||The governance of risk
||The governance of information technology
||Compliance with laws, codes, rules and standards
||Governing stakeholder relationships
||Integrated reporting and disclosure
||Treatment of minority shareholders
- A maximum of 3 authors per case study is permitted.
- All submissions must be approximately 1 500 to 2 000 words long (approximately 3-4 typed pages).
- Candidates are requested to provide a word count.
- Any graphs and diagrams to be considered extra.
- Candidates are requested to use Arial font 11
pt 1.5 spacing
- Candidates must submit the case study through
the iThenticate programme available on the case study website to identify any
issues of plagiarism.
All candidates will be required to attach the following
|Key teaching points of the case study, describing the central theme as listed above, in addition to the generalised teaching and learning objectives to be realized from the case study.
||A declaration of the candidate’s relationship (past and present), if any, with the organisation on which the case study is based, in the form of a release form.
||A complete reference list of all publicly available information used in the case study, compiled using a recognised referencing system such as APA, Harvard etc
||Where a candidate has used privately obtained information in the compilation of the case study, a signed release form signed by an individual at an appropriate level of the organisation.
||A signed consent to publish form acknowledging the IoDSA/IFC’s right of ownership of the case study.
All persons, including South African Citizens and Foreign
Nationals may enter the competition. However, to enter you must be at least 18
years old. To qualify to receive the membership prize you must qualify for same.
Employees of the IoDSA, IFC and SECO and the spouse, life
partner, siblings, children, or parents of any of such employee persons.
Candidates may submit multiple entries.
An awards ceremony will be held to announce the final results. The authors of the top 10 case studies will be notified ahead of the awards ceremony.
Candidates that do any of the following or attempt to do
any of the following, whether alone or through anyone else will immediately be
disqualified from winning any of the prizes:
- Plagiarism of any manner whatsoever particularly
of any publication or other articles
- Not obtaining valid consent from a company
mentioned in the case study
- Failure to submit all required appendices listed above.
The submissions will be judged by a panel of experts on
corporate governance. The judges’ decision will be final.
- The IoDSA and IFC have the joint right to end
this competition at any time. If this happens, a notice will be published on
the IoDSA website and you agree to waive (give up) any rights that you may have
about this competition and acknowledge that you will have no rights against the
IoDSA or IFC in this regard
- The IoDSA and IFC have the right to change these
rules of the competition.
- The IoDSA and IFC will publish changes on its
- The clauses in these rules are severable. This
means that if any clause in these rules is found to be unlawful, it will be
removed and the remaining clauses will still apply.
- Where ever time has been referred to in these
rules, it refers GMT +2
- These rules and the competition are governed by
the law of the Republic of South Africa.
The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa NPC (IoDSA) is
a professional body recognised by the South African Qualification Authority
(SAQA) and a non-profit company that exists to promote corporate governance,
and to maintain and enhance the credibility of directorship as a profession.
International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is an international
organization with a mission to promote sustainable private sector investment in
developing countries, to reduce poverty and improve people’s lives. IFC’s Africa Corporate Governance Program,
funded by SECO, provides advisory services to help strengthen the development
of the private sector in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) is
Switzerland's competence center for all core issues relating to economic
policy. Its Economic Cooperation and Development Division is responsible for
the planning and implementation of economic cooperation and development
activities with middle income developing countries, with countries of Eastern
Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (transition countries).
Through its interventions, SECO seeks to ease its partner countries'
integration into the world economy and promote economic growth that is socially
as well as environmentally responsible and climate-friendly.