Corporate scandals such as Enron, WorldCom and in South Africa, Regal Bank and Leisurenet, set against the milieu of the release of the King III Report on Corporate Governance in March 2010, has focused world attention on corporate governance, emphasising its critical role in business sustainability and economic growth.
Companies today face the challenges of not only economic survival, of implementing appropriate control measures, managing business risk and planning for long-term sustainability, all elements of corporate governance, but also challenges such as dealing with HIV-Aids, BEE, Ethics, African values, environmental and social responsibility and sustainability, all elements of corporate citizenship. Intra-African trade is also increasing and thus the South African manager not only needs a sound knowledge of corporate governance practices and issues in South Africa, but also an overview of corporate governance practices in other African countries as well as internationally.
What does this course offer?
The purpose of the learning is to equip learners with the competencies (knowledge, value and skills) to interpret the importance of corporate governance in the contemporary business environment and in Africa. Qualifying learners will be able to contribute to business and society through an increased awareness of the importance of corporate governance, its link to corporate citizenship and its role in responsible business practices that lead to environmental, economical and social sustainability that would benefit society in general.
Study skills level 6, 12 credits
Who should register?
This course is aimed at managers and company secretaries who need exposure to corporate governance and corporate citizenship.
What does it focus on?
Content of the syllabus:
The duration of this programme is 6 months
Registration, commencing dates and fees
Course in Introduction to Corporate Governance (Qualification code: 71978):
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