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Good governance is essentially the governing body of an organisation leading it in an ethical and effective way. IT Governance or (information technology governance) is part of good governance and has become a hot topic worldwide, but especially due to the prominence it is given in the King Report and King Code on Corporate Governance. It is part of corporate governance and is not the same as IT compliance. Gartner defines it as “the processes that ensure the effective and efficient use of IT in enabling an organisation to achieve its goals.”

Differences between King III and King IV

King IV is now effective for financial years that start on or after 1 April 2017 and officially replaces King III in its entirety. In response, an important step for you to take is to understand the differences between King [...]

By | 2017-04-28T10:33:42+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Governance|Tags: , , , |

Good Governance helps the Poor

Good governance is critical in the development of an economy which benefits all sectors of society. In particular, good governance helps the poorest people in society. All organisational governing bodies should practice it if they want to be responsible, productive [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:28+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Categories: Governance|Tags: , |

King IV Code and IT Governance

The King IV Code deals with information and technology governance (or IT Governance) in detail. IT Governance was first dealt with specifically in King III™ with a whole chapter and principle on the topic. In the King IV Code™, the scope of [...]

By | 2017-04-28T14:14:34+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: Governance|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Link between Good Governance and Complying with the Law

There is always a link between good governance and compliance with the law. Compliance with the law is part of good governance. However, the laws stand on their own. The King Report confirms that you should comply with the law. However, the [...]

By | 2017-01-24T21:45:27+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Governance|Tags: , , , , |

King 4 is actually King IV on Corporate Governance

King 4 is actually spelt King IV™ with roman numerals. If you are searching for King 4, you will find it hard to get the latest report and code on corporate governance in South Africa. You’re forgiven. Why are people using [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:42+00:00 April 2nd, 2016|Categories: Governance|Tags: , , |

What Must your Organisation Comply with?

Organisations must comply with all applicable laws (including ICT laws). So for example, you must comply with RICA. COBIT however, is not a law and therefore you do not have to comply with it. Organisations should consider adhering to rules, codes [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:43+00:00 March 19th, 2016|Categories: Governance|Tags: , , |

King IV Report Released for Comment

The draft King IV Report™ on corporate governance was released for public comment on 15 March 2016 by the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA). King IV™ has been released for comment at a crucial time in South Africa’s history. You should download a [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:43+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Categories: Governance|Tags: , , , , |