Corporate governance: Practical insights 2021

Corporate governance procedures help a business become more efficient while reducing both risk and the potential for corruption and mismanagement.

If you are not trained in law, you may be surprised by the number of rules, regulations and laws you may break while operating a business, without even knowing it! A good corporate governance programme can boost your reputation and limit the potential of employee fraud and conflicts of interest. Companies following a set of best practices will tend to act in the best interest of the business and stakeholders, gaining the trust of investors, customers, the community, as well as enjoying greater profits and faster growth. This course will cover the principles and regulations of corporate governance, and discuss case studies in a group format.

Join us for a three-day course.

Date and time: 21 to 23 July 2021, 9:00 to 17:00 SAST

This is a contact course that will be held on the UCT campus. In the event that official circumstances at the time prevent us from holding face-to-face sessions, we reserve the right to offer the course remotely instead.

Course outline:
The following topics will be dealt with during the course:

  • An overview of corporate governance
  • International corporate governance trends
  • The evolution of corporate governance in South Africa
  • An indepth review of King IV including ethical and effective leadership
  • Regulation and legal entities
  • Directors' and prescribed officers' including role and responsibilities and business judgement rule
  • Board Committees including Audit/ Risk/ Social & Ethics/ Remuneration/ Nomination
  • Role of the Company Secretary
  • Risk governance and risk management
  • Integrated reporting/transparency and disclosure
  • Sustainability corporate social responsibility and CSI
  • Remuneration Governance
  • The shareholders role and review of Code for responsible Investing In South Africa (CRISA )

Various case studies will be utilised in a group discussion format.

Who will benefit from this course?
Small business owners, corporate lawyers, compliance officers, risk managers, company secretaries, aspirant directors, board committee members, senior managers, and officers charged with governance duties in an organisation.

Richard Foster is a corporate governance advisor and professional independent director/chairman. He is a chartered secretary and a chartered director and his qualifications and professional designations include CD(SA), FCIS, HFinstD, HDip Company Law (Wits), HDip Tax Law (RAU); PG Dip Corporate Governance (RAU) with distinction. 

Cost: R7,700 per person. The fee includes parking, teas, lunches and any course materials.

Certificate: A certificate of attendance from UCT will be issued to those who attend all three days of the course.

More information:

Email: [email protected]

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Don Coue
Course Details

Course Delivery Method: 

E-learning E-learning

Course Duration: 

Three days


R7,700 per person

Course fee Includes: 

Parking, teas, lunches and any course materials