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!)   12 Aug'15  or  23 Sept'15

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Governance Course

Governance Course

A 2-day practical Corporate Governance, Risk & Compliance (‘GRC’) Intervention
18-19 Aug'15  or  28-29 Sep'15

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Nominate your Eco-Logic Champion today!

Nominate your Eco-Logic Champion today!

The Annual Eco-Logic Awards 2015 (Entries close 31 Jul’15)

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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

UNPACKING THE IMPORTANCE OF A CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK® (2015-07-21)

My topic, Unpacking the critical importance of a Corporate Governance Framework® (and the mutually fulfilling roles of ISO standards) may come as a revelation for many of you this morning. But before I delve into the matter of a Corporate Governance Framework®, I wish to state that many organisation’s GRC practices have remained not only static through the years, but also largely fragmented.

WHISTLEBLOWERS: VICTIMS OR VILLAINS? (2015-07-27)

For the past number of years South Africa has been placed in the spotlight when it comes to matters such as crime and corruption, and most of the surveys dealing with this scourge have a consistent message that this situation is not improving.  Once again, the PricewaterhouseCoopers 2014 Global Economic Crime Survey validates this dire situation where 69% of South African respondents indicated that they had experienced economic crime of various proportions.  Alarmingly, this figure of affected organisations had increased nine percentage points higher than in the previous survey results which were recorded in 2011.  Whilst the PwC Economic Crime Survey also noted a shift in the typical perpetrator (now being found in the senior management structures), most concerning is the fact that these perpetrators are typically males with university degrees who are aged between 31 and 40 and who have been with the same employer for over ten years.

BOARDS THAT CREATE VALUE: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK® (2015-07-15)
It has been painful to watch the likes of Lance Armstrong, Mike Tyson and Hansie Cronje sabotage their futures through poor decision-making.  Similarly, many organisations and their boards have failed to demonstrate strong and responsible leadership qualities to motivate and drive their organisations to success.  Awareness, decisiveness and accountability are some of the business leadership qualities required to achieve remarkable performances.
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Recent News

DIEPSLOOT GOES CYBER THIS MANDELA MONTH WITH 67 DAYS OF DIGITAL ACTIVISM (2015-07-23)
In the spirit of making every day Mandela Day, The Wot-If? Trust and its partners are embarking on 67 Days of Digital Activism, launching in Diepsloot on 22, 23 and 24 July 2015.
RISK MANAGEMENT BOLSTERED IN GOVERNANCE SERVICES: APPOINTMENT OF JANINE JOUBERT (2015-07-01)
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Janine Joubert who joins CGF’s governance team as a Lead Consultant in Risk Management, Compliance and Governance.
NPOs LEND A HELPING HAND (2015-06-02)

In a world filled with many selfish acts, it is refreshing to witness an act where someone -- or an organisation -- goes beyond their call of duty to help another without expecting anything in return.  Indeed, there may be a number of these selfless deeds taking place which are not seen or promoted enough.  Many of the people behind these good deeds are in fact people who do not actively seek recognition for their work and they continue their work driven by their passion, regardless of who may be watching.  Upon reflecting more about the term ‘selfless deeds’, one may be reminded of the Dalai Lama XIV’s wise words saying that our prime purpose in this life is about helping others and if we cannot help them, we shouldn’t hurt them.  This makes so much sense.

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