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Vodacom Chairman's Forum

On 28 November 2012 the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa (University of Stellenbosch Business School) launched its Chairman's Forum in Johannesburg. The objective of the Forum is to provide a safe environment for information gathering and debate on issues of uncertainty and risk that are of direct concern to chairmen of South African companies. Membership of the Forum is by invitation only and restricted to chairmen of South African companies, including listed, significant private and state-owned companies.

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The Centre's services include director development programmes and sponsored research which is undertaken on behalf of clients.

Meet the Team

Bob GarrattProf. Bob Garratt
Chairman

 

 

Daniel Malan

Daniel Malan
Director of the Centre

 

 

Achieng Ojwang

Achieng Ojwang
Snr. Research Fellow

 

 

Cornis van der Lugt

Cornis van der Lugt
Snr. Research Fellow

 

 

Deon Botha

Deon Botha
Snr. Research Fellow

 

 

Lynn McGregor

Lynn McGregor
Snr. Research Fellow

 

 

Thina Siwendu

Thina Siwendu
Snr. Research Fellow

 

 

Victor Prozesky

Victor Prozesky
Snr. Research Fellow

 

 

Sunelle Hanekom

Sunelle Hanekom
Administration Officer

News & Events

News & Events

Daniel Malan presents paper at Wharton School, USA

On 18 October 2014, USB's Daniel Malan presented a paper - Contracts, Compacts and Covenants: Integrative Social Contracts Theory, the United Nations Global Compact and the World Economic Forum's New Social Covenant - at a conference at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. The theme of the conference was Normative business ethics in a global economy: New directions in Donaldsonian themes. CLICK HERE to read Daniel Malan's presentation.

USB's Daniel Malan talks at Millstein Governance Forum, New York City

Daniel Malan

Daniel Malan recently participated in the 2014 Millstein Governance Forum at the University of Columbia Law School in New York City. The event, which has taken place annually since 2006, provides an opportunity for outreach and dialogue among the global community of corporate governance practitioners and academics. It is regarded as a key event for capital market practitioners and academics involved in corporate governance and shareholder stewardship activities. Malan, who is the director of the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa at USB, participated as a panelist in a session on international accountability and enforcement. He shared the platform with Luzi Hail (Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania), Jonathan Koppell (Arizona State University) and Stilpon Nestor (former head of Corporate Affairs Division at the OECD). Click here for summary of Malan's input.

 

Sunelle Hanekom shines in office professionals' contest

Sunelle Hanekom

Sunelle Hanekom from the USB's Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa and the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement was named a semi-finalist in the OPSA Rexel SA National Office Professional of the Year Competition 2013. Read more.

 

Centre participates in US Chairmen's Forum Event

The Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa's Chairman's Forum participated in a meeting of the US-based Chairmen's Forum Inc., which took place in New York City on 26 June 2013. Membership of the South African forum, which was launched by the Centre last year, is restricted to the chairmen of major South African corporations, and is chaired by Peter Moyo, chairman of Vodacom. Moyo was a guest speaker at the New York event, and addressed the US forum on chairmanship in an emerging market. The Centre was represented by Daniel Malan (director) and Thina Siwendu (senior research fellow). Other issues that featured on the New York agenda were CEO succession, separation of the roles of CEO and chairman, shareholder engagement and diversity.

"The relationship between the two forums is very important to us", said Daniel Malan. "The US forum - which originated at the Yale Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance - provided advice when we set up our South African initiative. We will continue to learn from each other, and we hope to host the US forum in South Africa during 2014".

 

Carrots and Sticks: Sustainability reporting policies worldwide - today's best practice, tomorrow's trends

Friday, 24 May 2013: The third edition of Carrots and Sticks: Sustainability reporting policies worldwide - today's best practice, tomorrow's trends has just been launched at the Global Reporting Initiative's conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The first edition of Carrots and Sticks covered developments in 19 countries, and the second in 32 countries. This third edition covers 45 countries and regions. The Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa at the University of Stellenbosch Business School is one of the four core project partners of this report along with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and KPMG Climate Change & Sustainability Services. The increasing faith that many governments have in the benefits of transparency practices is demonstrated in this publication by a matrix and inventory of 180 initiatives from 45 countries and regions.

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Carrots and Sticks launch

At the launch of Carrots and Sticks, from left to right: Cornis van der Lugt (Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa), Teresa Fogelberg (GRI), Wim Bartels (KPMG), Eszter Vitorino (GRI), Daniel Malan (Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa).

 

SOE Governance Report launched

A new report entitled "Rating Governance in State-Owned Enterprises" was launched by the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa on 11 October 2012. The research was sponsored by the Hanns Seidel Foundation. Guest speakers at the launch in Cape Town included Ms Lynn McGregor (senior research fellow: Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa) and Ms Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge (former Deputy Minister of Health and Defence).

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Integrated reporting can change the world!

This was the message of two speakers from the Harvard Business School at a lunch hosted by the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, a participant in the HOPE Project.

Prof Bob Eccles, co-author of "One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy", and Prof George Serafeim, member of the Technical Review Committee of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings shared their views on the current status of integrated reporting and possible future trends. Read more.

People

People

The Centre is chaired by Prof Bob Garratt, professor extraordinaire in Corporate Governance at the USB and it is headed by Daniel Malan, senior lecturer in Ethics and Governance at the USB.

Resources

Find out more about the Centre's Corporate Governance Rating Matrix and see discussion papers on the Centre's colloquia.

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