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New ministers have a critical governance role to play

The recent announcement of President Ramaphosa’s new cabinet provides a good opportunity to reflect on the critical role of ministers in the governance of the public sector. The work we have done in the public sector over the years revealed some common governance challenges.

IWS – pushing accountability to the shop floor

South African manufacturers face serious challenges. Among them are a flood of cheap imports, a shrinking domestic market, often fractious labour relations and low productivity levels. We do have a weak currency and good technical expertise, but it remains a tough climate for manufacturing.

Accountants will save the world!

Peter Bakker, the CEO of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, is quoted as saying ‘Accountants will save the world.’ Superhero is not a status usually associated with the profession. What could he mean?

Board meeting sound recordings

The recent court order instructing the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to make available audio recordings of one of their board meetings has highlighted the urgent need for boards to develop policy around this issue.

Professional bodies unite as corruption and state capture complaints against members...

Six professional bodies have embarked on a ground-breaking initiative to pool their resources and institutional knowledge to foster a culture of accountability and restore credibility to the country’s private and public sectors.

Digital Disruption: Friend or Foe?

Jarred Cinman | Managing Director | NATIVE VML | jarred@native.co.za | www.vml.com | Digital Disruption - or technological innovation (depending on your perspective) - is...

BusinessBrief October/November 2017 edition is now available!

Read our exclusive cover story entitled PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY! ...HAS THE WEB OF CORRUPTION DECAYED OUR TRUST? by Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO ArkKonsult as well as...

How will corporate responsibility change as digital shapes our future?

Higher levels of corporate responsibility are required as digital pioneers of the future enter uncharted waters. As pioneering companies pursue boundary-breaking opportunities, they must assume...
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