Make sure of change management success

Implementing a compliance project within an organisation is always challenging. This is the word from Sandi Hager, senior change management consultant at Bizmod, who adds: “The primary reason for this is that the leadership team often fails to realise the...

Keep tabs on third-party financial health

With increasing global focus on limiting illegal activities such as bribery, corruption, illicit proceeds, money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crimes, the review of third-party financial health within due diligence is more critical than ever....

Gazetted amendments tighten B-BBEE rulings

The recently-gazetted amendments to the Amended Generic Black-Broad Based Economic Employment (B-BBEE) Codes of 2013 present immense potential for organisations to accelerate transformation whilst offering quality-education to enhance employment. This is according to...

How to recognise a conflict of interest

Sometimes procurement professionals can be caught with their hand in the cookie jar, mixing business with pleasure to the detriment of their employers. While the King IV Report on Corporate Governance guides the private sector and the Public Finance Management Act and...

Curing or killing the patient? The quandary of quality management

Professor Roy Ramphal, academic director (acting) at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) and the national president of the Southern African Society for Quality (SASQ), discusses the compelling reasons for today’s corporations to urgently...

IT governance benefits beyond ticking boxes

IT governance is often seen as a grudge endeavour, something businesses need to do in order to meet their regulatory compliance objectives. It is typically challenging to achieve, which adds to the resentment around it. By Simeon Tassev, MD and qualified security...