Corporate Governance in South Africa (Certificate of Competence)

Course information


Format: Wits accredited online short course

Certification: Certificate of Competence from the University of Witwatersrand

Duration: 10 weeks

Language: English


Target Audience: Limited to Registered CA SA (SAICA) members only at present


 

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Course outcomes
  • Understand the underlying philosophies of King-IV, namely: sustainable development, integrated thinking, corporate citizenship, stakeholder inclusivity and the organisation as an integral part of society;
  • Explain the 17 governance principles in King-IV and how their application results in positive outcomes;
  • Explain the application of King-IV, including its legal standing and interconnection with integrated reporting and thinking;
  • Understand and explain the concept of outcomes-based governance and its interconnection with integrated thinking and value creation and
  • Understand and analyse the broader role of outcomes-based governance in responding to emerging global and local issues such as climate change and other social issues.
  • Apply outcomes-based governance principles to managing multi-capital environments through emerging issues such as COVID and climate change.
  • Gain a detailed understanding of the importance of corporate governance for contemporary business.
  • Develop skillsets required as a Chief Value Officer aimed at bolstering economic, environmental, and social performance for organisations.
Course Curriculum
  • Module 1: Governance overview and King-IV
  • Module 2: Outcomes-based governance Part1
  • Module 3: Outcomes-based governance Part2
  • Module 4: Global and local application Part 1
  • Module 5: Global and local application Part 2
Course Overview
King-IV deals with an inclusive approach to corporate governance based on a set of fundamental principles, including corporate citizenship, stakeholder inclusivity, the organisation as an integral part of society and integrated thinking. King-IV represents an effort to move away from a compliance-focused approach to corporate governance and reporting to an action-orientated model designed to promote positive organisational change.

The second short course in the CVO programme entitled “Corporate Governance in South Africa” examines outcomes-based governance and its application to emerging issues such as COVID and climate change. The course considers the drivers and consequences of good governance and how an outcomes-based approach to governance is essential for effective multi-capital management, stakeholder engagement and long-term value creation. On completion of the course, participants will have a detailed understanding of the importance of corporate governance for contemporary business. This understanding will further contribute to the skillset of Chief Value Officer aimed at bolstering economic, environmental, and social performance for organisations.

This online course follows a traditional business school approach. It is designed to provide participants with a conceptual and theoretical appreciation of outcomes-based governance in the context of integrated thinking and the role of the CVO. Participants will be exposed to a mix of technical and professional publications, complemented by relevant academic readings and presentations by the academic staff, practitioners, and other experts.

Each unit comprises prescribed readings and video content. Additional resources are provided to aid the learning process. These include research articles, extracts from websites and short commentaries.

The units are designed to run online with some flexibility to work through prescribed material. Live seminars form a key part of the course. They offer an opportunity to debate points, engage directly with experts and network with peers. These sessions will be hosted at the Wits Business School or on the DigitalCampus platform.
Wits Academia
Some of the leading minds in integrated thinking and value creation will provide input to, and lecture on the course including those from the Wits School of Accountancy and topic experts from the profession and business. These include:
  • Prof Warren Maroun, Wits
  • Adj Prof Yvette Lange, Wits
  • Danielle Cerbone, Wits
  • Zubair Wadee, Wits
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    • 14 February 2022
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