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Thursday, 20 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Directors worldwide concerned about more than the bottom line »
Findings from the inaugural Global Director Survey 2018 show poverty and income inequality as the top concern for direct...
Wednesday, 12 September 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Professional bodies unite as corruption and state capture complaints against members escalate »
Six professional bodies have embarked on a ground-breaking initiative to pool their resources and institutional knowledge...
Monday, 27 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What are directors’ duties in respect to climate change? »
Opening the IODSA’s recent panel discussion on directors’ duties in respect to climate change, Sue Lund, a member of the I...
Wednesday, 22 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Board tenure: Don’t do it by the numbers »
By Parmi Natesan and Prieur du Plessis How long should directors serve? It’s an increasingly hot topic but, like ma...
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...

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