Welcome to CGF Research Institute

Our products and services are designed to assist all organisations in achieving the objectives of entrenching and complying with appropriate Corporate Governance practices. Globally, Corporate Governance has emerged as a discipline that needs to be thoroughly understood by the entire business community in order to shape future strategic direction and guide operational conduct, and principally by those who exercise, or advise on, fiduciary duties.

Corporate Governance, Risk & Compliance

Our Corporate Governance Framework® suite of products and services are essential for the company's Prescribed Officer and who may include:

  • Company Directors
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  • Governance Officers
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CGF Body of Knowledge®

CGF Body of Knowledge®

Subscribe to our web-based Body of Knowledge covering selected Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) products.

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Professional Speaker

Professional Speaker

Terrance is a director and co-founder of CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd. He has served most of his professional career in the SA financial services market and has been widely recognised for his thought leadership and innovative approach as an independent executive consultant.

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Corporate Governance Framework® Workshop

Corporate Governance Framework® Workshop

A 1-day practical workshop drafting the company’s Corporate Governance Framework®  24 Aug'16

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Governance Course (Johannesburg)

Governance Course (Johannesburg)

A 2-day practical Corporate Governance, Risk & Compliance (‘GRC’) Intervention  21-22 Jun'16

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Good Governance Pledge

Good Governance Pledge

Raising 100 000 South African business and SADC community leaders who stand for good governance. Click on the link below and find out what you derive from your CGF pledge.

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Fast Tracking Company Officers

Fast Tracking Company Officers

CGF’s Fast Tracking Company Officers manual provides a simplified account of those matters covered in the Companies Act 71 of 2008 whilst integrating King III related recommendations, and relevant principles of Common Law.

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BEE SIMPLIFIED

BEE SIMPLIFIED

Complexity can be costly. Make it simple.

BEE SIMPLIFIED has been written by Adv. Jane Appasamy and Colette Crichton; the book explains what you need to know to make the New BEE Codes work for your business.  The Foreword has been written by Professor Mervyn King (Chairman of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa).

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Recent Articles

BUSINESS JUDGEMENT RULE: HOW YOU WILL BE JUDGED (2016-06-10)

It is not surprising that many business leaders have become a lot more circumspect about their positions -- including their waning risk appetite -- as yet more draconian legislation enters the market in South Africa.

TANGIBLE BENEFITS OF A CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK® (2016-06-07)

Forward thinking organisations have realised that corporate governance does not merely fall into the portfolio of the Company Secretary.  Indeed, the draft King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa 2016 (‘King IV’), describes corporate governance as “the exercise of ethical and effective leadership by the governing body” of an organisation.

IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE – MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT IS REQUIRED (2016-05-26)

Experience shows that it is often not the complex legal issues that companies stumble over.  In most cases, the complex legal issues tend to receive a lot more focus within a company and they are usually dealt with by teams of lawyers and accountants.

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Recent News

DESPONDENTLY POOR WITH BLEAK FUTURE (2016-06-01)

As is the case with so many developing countries across the world, poverty is a matter which is discussed as a growing crisis by heads of state, business leaders and civic groups; but the trends of poverty continue to rise.

IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE – MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT IS REQUIRED (2016-05-26)

Experience shows that it is often not the complex legal issues that companies stumble over.  In most cases, the complex legal issues tend to receive a lot more focus within a company and they are usually dealt with by teams of lawyers and accountants.

NEW APPOINTMENT: VANESSA MARQUES ADDS NEW DIMENSION TO COMPANY SECRETARIAL SERVICES (2016-04-28)

We are excited to welcome Vanessa Marques as the latest member to join CGF’s team of Lead Independent Consultants.

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