JSE AltX Director Induction Programme




The AltX DIP is a compulsory education programme for all executive and non executive directors of companies listed or due to list on the alternative exchange.

"The agreement between the IoDSA as the professional body for directors and the JSE as regulator, aims for us to work together to enhance the knowledge of directors so that they are better able to discharge their duties. This is to the benefit of business and the economy of South Africa," says Angela Cherrington, IoDSA Chief Executive Officer.

The effective combination of knowledge, skills and experience is what defines the behaviour of a director as competent. The aim of the AltX Director Induction Programme is to provide and/or reinforce a fundamental base
knowledge to AltXdirectors in an effort to enhance competence.

The AltX programme will address aspects of directorship and listing requirements and is designed to meet the existing and emerging needs of directors. Through case studies, facilitator knowledge and experience as well as group discussion, the programme is interactive and provides delegates with practical tools for immediate implementation. 

Participants will be required to attend all compulsory workshop sessions in order to receive the IoDSA/JSE AltX programme certificate of completion. 



  • Full-Time: 4 Compulsory Full Days split into 2 workshop blocks, speak to programme manager for a full agenda
  • One elective module - Finance for Directors - separate full day session not included in the programme outline below.

Modules and Focus Areas

Module 1 - Day 1

Key focus areas

Introduction to Corporate Governance

  •             Overview and evolution of corporate governance

  •             Corporate Governance and Ethics

  • The business case for corporate governance
  •              Governance models

  •              Governance frameworks

  •              Governing body members and their duties

  •  Other key governance role players

Module 2 - Day 2

Key focus areas

JSE Listing requirements and take over law

  • To ensure knowledge of and compliance with JSE list requirements

Module 3 - Day 3

Key focus areas

The Governing Body’s Role in Risk and Assurance Risk
  • Understanding the board’s role in Risk
  • Risk appetite and tolerance
  • Risk role players
  • Evolution of risk
  • Risk management process
  • Understanding the board’s role in Assurance


Market Abuse


  • What is market Abuse
  • Impact of market abuse on market integrity
  • Insider trading
  • Prohibited trading practices
  • False statements

Module 4 - Day 4

Key focus areas

The Governing Body’s Role in Integrated Reporting, Board Effectiveness and Adding Value 

Integrated Reporting
  • Link to sustainability reporting and GRI reporting
  • Benefits of
  • Content elements
  • Capitals and value creation
Board Effectiveness & Adding Value 
  • Governing body effectiveness
  • Composition of governing bodies
  • Remuneration of members of governing bodies
  • Meeting procedures
  • Committees of governing body
  • Evaluation of governing body
  • Delegation to management



Presentation Fees(Excludes VAT)

IoDSA Fellows:   R 7 933.28
IoDSA Members:  R 9 519.93
Non Members:  R 11 899.92

Includes:  refreshments, lunch, course material  

 Request as an In-House programme

  *For more than 8+ delegates

Terms & Conditions

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
IoDSA Full Terns & Conditions PDF (513.35 KB) Administration 2018/03/19