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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CGF offers CIPC services

CGF offers CIPC services

CGF offers corporate secretariat services for companies and trusts.

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Governance Course (Johannesburg)

Governance Course (Johannesburg)

A 2-day practical Corporate Governance, Risk & Compliance (‘GRC’) Intervention  16-17 October'17

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Corporate Governance Framework® Workshop

Corporate Governance Framework® Workshop

A 1-day practical workshop drafting the company’s Corporate Governance Framework®  18 October'17

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The 4th Board and Audit Committee Forum (Tanzania)

The 4th Board and Audit Committee Forum (Tanzania)

The Institute of Internal Auditors(IIA) Tanzania is proud to host the 4th Board and Audit Committee Forum on    18–19 September'17

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The 11th Annual Internal Audit Conference (Tanzania)

The 11th Annual Internal Audit Conference (Tanzania)

The 11th Annual Internal Audit Conference is a premier internal audit event of the year    20-22 September'17

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BEYOND PLAY

BEYOND PLAY

A down-to-earth approach to governance, risk and compliance.

The author of BEYOND PLAY -- Dawn Pretorius -- provides readers an excellent account of enterprise-wide governance, risk and compliance (‘eGRC’).  She starts with simple concepts and builds on them to provide insight and a practical guide for a holistic approach to eGRC.  The Foreword has been written by Professor Angela Itzikowitz, BANKING and FINANCE, ENSafrica.

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Corporate Governance - An Essential Guide for South African Companies (Third Edition)

Corporate Governance - An Essential Guide for South African Companies (Third Edition)

The author -- Ramani Naidoo -- includes pragmatic guidance on day-to-day issues that directors and boards often grapple with.  Published by LexisNexis South Africa.

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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE INDEX 2016

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE INDEX 2016

South Africa is the birth place of the King Code, but do South African organisations adhere to corporate governance principles? Do leaders truly understand the spirit behind the Code and apply the principles?  The Institute of Internal Auditors’ Corporate Governance Index sets out to answer this question by measuring the perception of Chief Audit Executives on the state of corporate governance within their respective organisations.

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Recent Articles

WHY NON-EXECUTIVES SHOULDN’T DO IT FOR THE FEES ALONE (2017-09-15)

While the board attendance fees paid to Non-Executive Directors (‘NEDs’) may be a strong incentive for certain individuals to avail themselves for these boardroom positions, it may be well worth reconsidering the risk and rewards.  The onerous duties and responsibilities which are placed on NEDs -- including the demands made by the organisation’s key stakeholders on the board -- significantly increase the liability factor and make the ‘lure’ of the board attendance fees less appealing.

D&O LIABILITY INSURANCE: AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF AN ORGANISATION’S RISK-MITIGATION TOOLBOX (2017-08-16)

Directors and officers of all organisations are facing an increased risk of personal exposure.  Their roles and responsibilities have become progressively more onerous in recent years, mainly as a result of new legislation and regulatory requirements, stakeholder pressure and increased governance and social responsibilities, as well as the complexity of trans-continental and macro-economic trading conditions.

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Recent News

LET’S MAKE THE GRASS GREENER ON OUR SIDE! (2017-08-02)

This month, with the support of Wot-If? Trust who provided CGF decorative teddy-bear cushions for children’s beds, I set out to visit Philile Diepsloot, an Early Childhood Development Centre established by the Philile Foundation.  These decorative cushions are donated by Big Five Duty Free who encourage travelers at all major South African Airports to buy the cushions and leave them behind in large bins for those children in South Africa who are less fortunate.

NEW APPOINTMENT: LISA WILLEMSE READY TO TACKLE CIPC SERVICES (2017-07-13)

We are pleased to welcome Lisa Willemse as the newest member to join CGF’s team of Lead Independent Consultants. Lisa has acquired a wealth of business experience over the last 17 years in various industry sectors ranging from engineering, IT, manufacturing, mining, transport, publishing and advertising.

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