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
  • Executive and Senior Management
  • Governance Officers
  • Compliance and Ethics Officers
  • Risk Management Professionals
  • Business Leaders
  • Trustees
  • HR Practitioners


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®
(New in SA!)   15 Jun'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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Recent Articles

SCANT REGARD FOR CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN SOUTH AFRICA (2016-04-18)

With the recent findings of the Constitutional Court pertaining to the Nkandla matter, the subject of corporate governance has intensified and the topic has featured in media headlines, talk-shows and public debates across South Africa.

CORPORATE REPUTATION: IT CERTAINLY MATTERS (2016-04-04)

One hardly needs any reminding of the global economic crash and its devastating effects the world experienced in September 2008.  Many businesses were brought to their knees, and countless individuals were financially ruined as a result of what could only be described as reckless trading, backed by the greed of a select group of business executives in the financial services market.

GOVERNANCE OF RISK: A CRITICAL ELEMENT FOR BOARD DELIBERATION (2016-03-15)

As more pressure is exerted upon organisations to demonstrate good governance across their entire operation, increasingly boards of directors are expected to possess far greater knowledge and understanding of the organisation’s business and its supply chain.

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Recent News

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.

CGF HONORARY PATRONSHIP: RUSSELL LOUBSER’S LEADERSHIP UNDERPINNED BY EXEMPLARY GOVERNANCE (2016-04-06)

CGF is honoured to have Russell Loubser join the ranks of our professional team.  We look forward to assisting more organisations and its leadership to build a new generation of admirable, ethical leaders whose aspirations are nothing less than placing the legitimate interests of their country and their organisation’s above their own.

NEW APPOINTMENT: GERHARD BARNARD BELIEVES “CHECKLISTS AND FRAMEWORKS DO WORK” (2016-03-31)

We are pleased to welcome Gerhard Barnard to our team of Lead Independent Consultants.  Gerhard is a Chartered Accountant (SA) with a wealth of experience over the last three decades; ranging from board-level strategic insight to entrenched operational functions, both locally and internationally.

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