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Social & Ethics Committees

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The Companies Act of 2008 requires that the boards of all listed public companies, state owned enterprises (SOEs) and companies with significant public interest should have a social and ethics sub-committee. The introduction of social and ethics committees emphasizes that companies have a significant social impact
on the societies in which they operate. They thus have to be responsible corporate citizens – as stated in
the Third King Report on Corporate Governance. This workshop will explore how social and ethics
committees should operate and how they could fit into the overall corporate governance strategy of a


King Code of Governance principles (King III)

  • Principle 1.2: The board should ensure that the company is and is seen to be a responsible corporate
  • Principle 1.3: The board should ensure that the company’s ethics is managed effectively. 

Key focus areas

  • The social role/responsibility of business in the South African context 
  • The governance of ethics in King III
  • The mandate of the Social & Ethics Committee
  • Strategies and processes for an effective Social & Ethics Committee
  • "How we’ve done it”: Company perspectives & experiences


Prof. G.J. (Deon) Rossouw

Deon Rossouw is currently the CEO of the Ethics Institute of South Africa and Extraordinary Professor in Philosophy at the University of Pretoria.
Deon Rossouw specializes in the field of Business Ethics and the Ethics of Corporate Governance. His
articles have been published in leading international journals.
He was the Founding President of the Business Ethics Network of Africa (BEN-Africa) and also served as President of the International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics (ISBEE). He also served as a
member of the Research Team for the Second King Report on Corporate Governance and is a member of
the Sustainability Committee of the Third King Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa.

Half day: 09h00 – 12h30


Presentation Fees

IoDSA Fellows: R 2 094
IoDSA Members: R 2 512
Non Members: R 3 140 


Includes:  VAT, refreshments, lunch, course material


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  *For more than 8+ delegates

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