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Monday, 13 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top tips for creating an effective board agenda »
Meetings of the governing body provide the mechanism through which strategic decisions are taken and the organisation’s pe...
Monday, 06 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
King Committee leadership change »
Professor Mervyn King will, on 1 October 2018, hand over the role of Chairman of the King Committee to Professor Suresh Ka...
Wednesday, 25 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governance form vs function »
Governance structures need humans to deliver the desired results One of the most persistent challenges relating to g...
Wednesday, 25 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Remuneration committees must bridge the “strategy-remuneration” gap »
One of the hardest issues facing remuneration committees is how to structure executive remuneration packages in such a way...
Monday, 23 July 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
How to get the benefits from governance reporting »
Richard Foster, Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) facilitator  ...
Monday, 25 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Directors’ skills: using the soft to strengthen the hard »
Sarita Martin, facilitator at the Institute for Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA)...
Wednesday, 20 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Number of boards: A delicate balance »
By Parmi Natesan and Prieur du Plessis There are a number of factors to balance when considering the maximum number o...
Monday, 21 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New directors: How to hit the ground running »
A more thoughtful approach to board induction will ensure newly appointed non-executive directors are able to begin contri...
Thursday, 26 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
So you want to be a non-executive director? »
Directorship is becoming a professional career path. Make sure you are positioned correctly to get the plum positions....
Monday, 26 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What is the ideal board size? »
There’s no easy answer to this question. Boards must be guided by a number of factors in determining the optimal number of...
Tuesday, 06 March 2018   (3 Comments - view/add)
Understanding King IV and what it is intended to achieve »
Recent corporate scandals have rightly provoked renewed focus on the role of directors and the importance of good governan...
Wednesday, 28 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Corporate scandals: The buck stops at the boardroom table »
Directors must understand their duties and responsibilities to protect not only themselves but also society as a whole....
Tuesday, 20 February 2018   (2 Comments - view/add)
SONA leans heavily on corporate governance »
In his much-lauded State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Cyril Ramaphosa devoted considerable attention to the cha...
Thursday, 15 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What’s on the boardroom agenda for 2018? »
By Parmi Natesan and Prieur du Plessis Some of the country’s senior directors indicate what South African boards sho...
Tuesday, 12 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Directors’ duties and liability »
Directors’ duties are largely misunderstood. Recent media coverage of Steinhoff, EOH and Multichoice bring these directly...
Monday, 11 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ten steps to boardroom excellence »
By Parmi Natesan and Prieur du Plessis Effective boards make for successful companies, so it’s worth investing time...
Thursday, 30 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sparking a cycle of continuous improvement »
By Parmi Natesan and Prieur du Plessis Evaluation is a critical tool to help governing bodies become more effective...
Wednesday, 15 November 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
A fine balancing act »
By Parmi Natesan and Dr Prieur du Plessis Arguably, one of the most important functions a governing body performs i...
Wednesday, 01 November 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
The effectiveness of committees »
By Parmi Natesan and Dr Prieur du Plessis Committees can and should play a vital role in assisting the governing bo...
Tuesday, 10 October 2017   (4 Comments - view/add)
Leading from the Chair »
By Parmi Natesan and Dr Prieur du Plessis   The role of the chair has evolved into one of the most challengin...
Wednesday, 27 September 2017   (3 Comments - view/add)
Directors must adopt the principle of continuous education »
By Parmi Natesan and Dr Prieur du Plessis Once they know what their duties are, directors have an obligation to see...
Wednesday, 13 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Walking the director talk »
By Parmi Natesan and Dr Prieur du Plessis Directors need to have a clear idea of what their duties are in order to...
Tuesday, 05 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Independent Professional Bodies’ Forum commits to professionalism »
  On 22 August 2017, members of the Independent Professional Bodies Forum signed a declaration committing the...
Wednesday, 30 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Portrait of a director »
By Parmi Natesan and Dr Prieur du Plessis   Directors have a vital role to play, both as decision maker...
Wednesday, 16 August 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Message from the Chair »
By Dr Prieur du Plessis   I was very honoured to be elected as chair of the IoDSA board, and it is gives...
Wednesday, 16 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The two faces of director due diligence »
By Parmi Natesan and Dr Prieur du Plessis Organisations must conduct a proper due diligence on potential directors b...
Wednesday, 02 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reaping the “diversity dividend” »
By Parmi Natesan and Dr Prieur du Plessis Board diversity is not an end in itself, and organisations that want t...
Tuesday, 25 July 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Koko matter has lessons for directors and execs »
Eskom’s decision to pursue disciplinary action against its suspended acting-CEO, Matshela Koko, raises important governanc...
Thursday, 20 July 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
IoDSA hails Government plan to improve board appointments on state-owned entities »
Government’s undertaking to finalise a board-appointment framework for state-owned entities (SOEs) by March 2018 is warmly...
Wednesday, 19 July 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Corporate governance – a critical lever of success »
By Parmi Natesan and Dr Prieur du Plessis   Once often seen as a compliance burden, corporate governance i...
Tuesday, 20 June 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SAA board and chair must fulfil their obligations at critical juncture »
The Mail & Guardian reports that SAA chair, Dudu Myeni, has recently missed six special board meetings, and that her...
Wednesday, 14 June 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Directors must take leadership in reducing social inequality »
Social inequality is a strategic risk for businesses globally, and particularly in South Africa. Consequently, directors n...
Monday, 29 May 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Member Notice - New IoDSA Chair »
We wish to advise members of the resignation of our Chair, Ms Venete Klein, from the Board of the Institute of Directors i...
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Molefe’s reappointment underlines an imperative for transparency: IoDSA »
The public outcry against the decision taken by the Eskom Board and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown to reinstate...
Monday, 24 April 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Improving board performance in non-profit sector »
IoDSA announces sponsorship programme Poor board performance and lack of governance understanding can be devastating...

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