Welcome to CGF Body of Knowledge®

The Corporate Governance Body of Knowledge® is your first port of call on issues relating to Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) related matters.

The CGF Body of Knowledge® is compiled by a team of highly trained management consultants guided by the executive directors of CGF who, as principals, have considerable experience in GRC disciplines, spanning numerous industry sectors. The quality of the GRC research and reports satisfies the stringent criteria imposed by the Proudly South African Campaign, namely that:

  • CGF's products and services must satisfy stringent quality standards;
  • CGF is committed to fair labour and employment practices;
  • CGF is committed to sound environmental standards, and
  • CGF is supporting the local economy.

Our researched governance reports are endorsed by various governance related organisations and are peer reviewed by appropriate subject matter experts that assure the material integrity and accuracy of the reports.  

The reports carry the endorsements of the Human Capital Institute Africa, the Association of SADC Chambers of Commerce, T.F.A.C and SAQI (South African Quality Institute).

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Governance training - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Access CGF's main website at and discover what Governance, Risk & Compliance training is available to directors, senior managers, company secretariat, risk, compliance, legal and HR practitioners (see Events, Conferences).

Policy Templates - Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • Acceptable use of Electronic Mail (Email) (& Abuse)
  • Acceptable use of Internet (& Abuse)
  • Affirmative Action (AA)
  • Audit Committee
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Clean Desks
  • Code on Corporate Governance Practices & Conduct
  • Code on Corporate Practices & Conduct (*“the Code”)
  • Code of Ethics
  • Compensation
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Corporate Social Investment
  • Directors' Entitlement to Obtain Independent Professional Advice
  • Directors' Induction & Professional Development
  • Disclosure
  • Disclosure of Interests in Contracts (or transactions
  • Discrimination 
  • Diversity Management
  • Email Etiquette
  • Emergency Instructions
  • Employee Development & Educational Assistance
  • Employment Equity
  • Environmental 
  • Forensic Accounting Investigation 
  • Fraud (or attempted fraud)
  • HIV/AIDS (& other transmissible life-threatening diseases)
  • Insider Trading (Protect employees when dealing in their shares acquired through the company’s incentive scheme)
  • Integrated Reporting
  • IT Governance
  • Media Communication
  • Nepotism
  • Non-Executive Directors (NEDs)
  • Nomination Committee
  • Passwords
  • Party Political Funding
  • Prescribed Officer
  • Professional Active Escrow
  • Records Management (including retention & archiving)
  • Records Retention
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Relocation
  • Retrenchment
  • Risk Committee
  • Role & Responsibility of the Board
  • Safety, Health & Environment (SHE)
  • Safety of Key Officers (the prevention of kidnap)
  • Safety of Key Officers (in the event of kidnap)
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Relations
  • Theft (or attempted theft)
  • Unauthorised, irregular, fruitless & wasteful expenditure 
  • Whistle-blowing
  • White-collar crime (or attempted white collar crime)
  • Workplace Safety
  • Workplace Violence
  • Workplace Wellness
The following reports are available - Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • Absenteeism in the workplace
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • An ethical organisation and its practices
  • Anti-Bribery Management: BS 10500
  • Arbitration
  • B-BBEE Amendments: QSE Scorecards - Part One
  • B-BBEE Amendments: Specialised Generic & Specialised QSE Scorecards - Part Two
  • B-BBEE: The revised Codes of Good Practice
  • Biodiversity
  • Board composition and matrices
  • Board Dysfunction
  • Board Evaluation
  • Board Evaluation: Good governance practice
  • Board Induction
  • Business Rescue
  • Cloud Computing - Strategic & governance implications
  • COBIT 5 as an IT governance framework
  • Combined Assurance
  • Competition in business: Fair play
  • Competition law: Excessive pricing
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Corporate Espionage
  • Corporate Reputation: Business Impacts
  • Crisis Management
  • Diplomacy
  • Director & Officer Liability Insurance (D&O)
  • Director duties & liabilities
  • Director’s dissent
  • Dominating Shareholders
  • Economic crime - A challenge to good governance (Part Two)
  • Electronic Signatures
  • Employment Equity
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Engaging Non-Executive Directors (NEDS)
  • Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act 1 of 2017
  • Frameworks for effective management of corruption in SA companies (Part One)
  • Gender diversity in the boardroom
  • General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR)
  • Hate speech and intolerance: Mitigating risks (in the workplace)
  • Impact of B-BBEE amendments (Act and Codes)
  • Integrated Reporting
  • International Professional Practices Framework for Internal Auditors
  • ISO 5500X: Asset Management – Board obligations
  • ISO 9001: 2015 (Quality Management) - Duties of the board
  • IT Governance
  • Lifestyle Audits
  • Minute Taking
  • National Development Plan (NDP)
  • Nepotism
  • Polygraph testing in the workplace
  • Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act: Amended Regulations (2017)
  • Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill
  • Procurement Fraud
  • Protection of Investment Act: Investor implications
  • Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (‘POPI’)
  • Ransomware: An element of cyber crime
  • Reckless conduct in business
  • Responsible Investing
  • Retention of Records
  • Secrecy Bill
  • Securities Regulation Panel
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Shareholder Relations
  • Social Media
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Succession Planning
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • The Anatomy of Risk & Risk Management
  • The Anton Piller Order
  • The Business Judgement Rule
  • The Company Secretary
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA)
  • The National Environmental Management: Waste Act (Act 59 of 2008)
  • The need to Standardize Reporting: eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)
  • The Prescribed Officer
  • The Safety at Sports and Recreation[al] Events Act 2 of 2010 (The effect on companies)
  • The Turquand Rule
  • Treating Customers Fairly
  • UK Bribery Act 2010: Implications for South African business
  • Water Security
  • Whistleblowing
  • Workplace violence
  • Work-related distress and burnout: A real risk to business & workplace wellness
 read more ...
Subscribed clients include:
  • African Rainbow Minerals
  • Altron Group
  • Anglo American South Africa Limited
  • AngloGold Ashanti
  • Babcock Africa
  • ContinuitySA
  • Federal-Mogul Motorparts
  • JSE Limited
  • Liberty Holdings Group
  • MIH Group
  • Mondi Limited
  • National Lotteries Commission
  • Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings
  • South32 SA Limited
  • The South African Breweries
  • Vodacom
  • WITS Health Consortium

Most of our customers tell us that our research and services has advanced their Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) initiatives by at least 18 months.

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Training Calendar for 2022
Training calendar for 2022
Conflicts Of Interest
Governance Courses
Conflicts Of Interest Online Training Sessions

Scheduled monthly in 2022

Join Terrance M. Booysen in this 2-hour Conflicts of Interest governance training session where delegates are provided insights that assist them understand the necessities of not just doing the right thing when it comes to declaring one’s personal interests that may be perceived, or actually be in conflict with those of the organisation for which they serve, but more importantly, how to deal with it!

To book your specific dates -- or to attend the public training for this course as above -- call Petra on +27(0)11 476 8261, or email

Corporate Governance Framework®
Governance Workshops
Corporate Governance Framework® Online Workshops

Scheduled monthly in 2022

Join Terrance M. Booysen in a virtual training session where delegates will be provided insights that assist them to actually build a Corporate Governance Framework® for their company.  Cutting past the rhetoric and academic hype, the delegates will spend the day discussing the components to prepare for their own Corporate Governance Framework®.

To book your specific dates -- or to attend the public training for this course as above -- call Petra on +27(0)11 476 8261, or email

Governance Beyond Boards® Interventions
Governance Courses
Governance Beyond Boards® Online Training Sessions

Scheduled monthly in 2022

Join Terrance M. Booysen in a virtual Corporate Governance, Risk & Compliance (‘GRC’) training session, where he provides insights to company’s directors, prescribed officers and managers covering the GRC risks, rewards and challenges linked to the daily tasks of fulfilling your duties in a company or state-owned organisation.

To book your specific dates -- or to attend the public training for this course as above -- call Petra on +27(0)11 476 8261, or email

Governance Courses
Whistleblowing Online Training Sessions

Scheduled monthly in 2022

Join Terrance M. Booysen in a virtual whistleblowers governance training session where delegates are provided insights that assist them understand the necessities of not just doing the right thing when it comes to discovering or suspecting misconduct in the workplace, but more importantly, how to deal with it!

To book your specific dates -- or to attend the public training for this course as above -- call Petra on +27(0)11 476 8261, or email

Professional Speaker

Book Terrance Booysen for speaker events

Terrance strives to pave the way for a brighter future for South African businesses and provides riveting talks pertaining corporate governance and its implications to the bottom line

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.

He is considered a subject matter expert in corporate governance and is an accredited speaker and chair who regularly presents to business and government leadership through seminars or key-note addresses on GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance) and sustainability.
Terrance is recognised by the Worldwide Who’s Who® organisation for his business accomplishments and knowledge within the arena of corporate governance.

For more information and bookings please contact Petra on +27(0)11 476 8261 or

Did you know?
Affordable, Essential Training

CGF provides a Corporate Governance Awareness Presentation designed to assist your management and fellow employees to understand the strategic relevance and  broader context of governance, risk and compliance.  For companies with a share-based capital, this knowledge transfer forms part of your employee induction process and is essential. 

Invite all your employees to any one of the above presentations for a group fee of only R18,500.00 ex Vat.  Electronic presentation material is included in these special offers.