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Monday, 12 October 2020   (4 Comments - view/add)
IoDSA & IWFSA announce partnership to develop next generation of ethical & effective women leaders »
The Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA) and the International Women’s Forum South Africa (IWFSA) have announced...
Wednesday, 23 September 2020   (4 Comments - view/add)
Compulsory ethics course a step in the right decision, but more is needed, says IoDSA »
The Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA) has welcomed the news that government officials will have to attend onl...
Friday, 18 September 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
IoDSA: Boards must consider social media as key reputational risk »
A recent tweet made by a director of Cricket South Africa relating to a cancelled sponsorship highlights an issue for Sou...
Monday, 31 August 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Mzobe appointment highlights the need for transparency in SOE board appointments, says IoDSA »
The recent appointment of former ANC Youth League leader, Magasela Mzobe, to chair the interim board of Umgeni Water has...
Tuesday, 11 August 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governing innovation by company boards »
By Parmi Natesan and Prieur du Plessis Boards are increasingly coming to recognise that innovation should be a regular...
Tuesday, 04 August 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Knowledge is power—and it’s also the mark of a good non-executive director »
By Parmi Natesan and Prieur du Plessis Non-executive directors (NEDs) should be the first to recognise that yesterday...
Tuesday, 04 August 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
How to run a great virtual board meeting »
By Parmi Natesan and Prieur du Plessis Along with just about everything else in business and society, the COVID-19 emer...
Monday, 03 August 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diko, Masuku issue highlights how governance failure impacts service delivery »
The furore around the awarding of a contract to a politically connected individual’s company shows that government has not...
Tuesday, 28 April 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19 crisis points to the need for robust succession plans »
Although it’s recommended in King IV, succession planning is often neglected because it’s an uncomfortable subject. The CO...
Tuesday, 31 March 2020   (4 Comments - view/add)
Reset, all change »
We are all wondering what life and business will be like once the lockdown is over. Nothing will be the same, that’s for c...
Tuesday, 10 March 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Boards should take the lead on COVID-19 impact to organisations »
The COVID-19 emergency has prompted much media coverage, panic in some quarters and severe market falls. At a time like th...
Monday, 17 February 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
SONA - no mention of SOE board appointments? »
One of the elephants in the room at this year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) was the conspicuous absence of any ment...
Thursday, 30 January 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
State must play its hand carefully at SOEs »
Closing off the recent annual ANC lekgotla, President Ramaphosa warned against party leaders interfering with the boards o...
Friday, 24 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Parktown Boys incident is a wake-up call for school governing bodies »
The tragic drowning of a Parktown Boys’ pupil on an orientation camp attracted national attention—and should prompt the go...
Thursday, 23 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Board independence: King IV recommends a balanced approach »
South African boards should be looking carefully at King IV’s guidance on board composition and director independence rath...
Monday, 20 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government must seize opportunity to make Eskom board fit for purpose »
When Jabu Mabuza announced his resignation as Eskom board chair, President Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, Khusela Diko, said go...
Monday, 25 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IoDSA supports Auditor-General’s call for greater accountability from public-sector boards »
Presenting his report on the audit outcomes for national and provincial entities for the 2018-19 financial year, the Audit...
Thursday, 21 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Economic and business conditions continue to weigh on directors »
By Parmi Natesan and Prieur du Plessis Directors occupy an apex position in the South African economy, and have a goo...
Monday, 11 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Non-Executive Directors’ Fees Guide - 6th Edition 2019 »
Non-executive directors (NEDs) are responsible for making critical strategic decisions and for overseeing the management o...
Friday, 01 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New release by IoDSA: Directors' Sentiment Index Report - 4th Edition »
The Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA) is pleased to release the 4 th  Edition of the South African Direc...
Wednesday, 30 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Audit committees: A healthy environment of challenge »
By Parmi Natesan and Prieur du Plessis An effective audit committee is the cornerstone of a well-governed organisat...
Friday, 25 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
City of Johannesburg ransomware attack a wake-up call for boards, says IoDSA »
The ransomware attack suffered by the City of Johannesburg today sounds a clarion call for boards to revisit their technol...
Wednesday, 04 September 2019   (5 Comments - view/add)
Delinquency provisions in Companies Act bring errant directors to book »
The delinquency provisions in the Companies Act are emerging as a key remedy against misconduct by directors in both the p...
Thursday, 22 August 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Duzi contamination is wake-up call for boards: IoDSA »
The accidental release last week of some 240 tons of toxic effluent into the Msunduzi River in Pietermaritzburg should ale...
Wednesday, 14 August 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
IoDSA steps in to equip more women for board roles »
To mark Women’s Month, the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) is offering women a golden opportunity to gai...
Tuesday, 30 July 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Eskom CEO: Board must put safeguards in place »
The appointment of Eskom Chair, Jabu Mabuza, as interim CEO has provoked many questions, particularly from a governance po...
Monday, 08 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Old Mutual row puts conflicts of interest into the spotlight »
The recent news around Old Mutual’s decision to terminate the contract of its CEO, Peter Moyo; and his response regarding...
Wednesday, 03 July 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
SOE boards: It matters who gets appointed and how they get appointed »
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, during his address at The Directors Event in Sandton, highlighted the issue of board and ot...
Thursday, 30 May 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
New ministers have a critical governance role to play »
The recent announcement of President Ramaphosa’s new cabinet provides a good opportunity to reflect on the critical role o...
Wednesday, 29 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Responding to heightened scrutiny: Three focus areas for governing bodies »
Governing bodies, and the role they play, are under the spotlight like never before. How should members of governing bodie...
Monday, 27 May 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
MTN demonstrates link between board composition and financial performance »
Recent reports show that MTN’s share price jumped 2.78% on the JSE when it announced changes to its board. The link b...
Thursday, 23 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Key principles of risk oversight »
By Parmi Natesan and Prieur du Plessis Helping the organisation to strike the balance between risk and reward is argu...
Wednesday, 27 March 2019   (3 Comments - view/add)
Strategy: the often-neglected core »
Exercising strategic oversight is a key board responsibility, but chances are your board is missing some important element...
Wednesday, 20 February 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
Why King IV’s “apply and explain” is so important »
By Parmi Natesan and Prieur du Plessis It’s not what you do, but why that counts in corporate governance. King IV’s...
Wednesday, 13 February 2019   (6 Comments - view/add)
IoDSA commits to helping SMEs use governance to grow »
President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation speech for 2019 highlighted the key role that small businesses play in stimulati...

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