Why are we talking about governance? Given the funding issues non-profit organisations in South Africa are struggling with, surely governance is the last of a number of many important topics we should be looking at?Read More
Governance is about how an organisation is led and guided by its governing body. It is also about the ethical considerations that inform the decision-making within an organisation. It involves an acknowledgement of the technical aspects of governance, e.g. registration and legislation, and the commitment to transparency and accountability. The board’s governing role includes oversight of the organisation; giving strategic direction; and ensuring sufficient resources. The board accepts fiduciary responsibility and exercises oversight on financial, legal, ethical and performance matters. Effective governance necessitates a good relationship with the organisation’s director or CEO.
This category features articles on various issues of technical governance in South Africa such as legal entities and registration; effective governance including recruitment, roles and responsibilities of a board; and tips on improving relationships between your governing body and executive leadership.
From the Treatment Action Campaign’s advocacy campaign which led to the roll-out of antiretroviral medication to the gains in making quality education a priority by Equal Education; nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) have...Read More
The culture, behaviour and performance of an entire nonprofit organisation depends on the governing body, and on their tone from the top. They need to be motivated, skilled and act in the best interest of the organisation in...Read More
Written by Viola Manuel | Inyathelo board member, strategy and implementation specialist I have had the privilege of sitting on numerous boards, and am often asked where there is the greatest need for training and education...Read More
Jacintha de Nobrega, Chairperson Durban FilmMart Institute The Durban FilmMart Institute (DFMI) has been the second board I have been privileged to serve on, and as a film professional in a growing industry, I wanted to effect...Read More
By Nicole Copley, Founder of ngoLAW, and a non-practising attorney and Master Tax Practitioner (SA)TM If you had to make me choose just one good governance practice that is worth entrenching in your founding document and abiding...Read More
The April-May issue of Business Brief magazine carries a feature on Governance and Accountability, quoting Inyathelo Financial Director Soraya Joonas. “There must be clarity on how board and management roles differ and...Read More