IT Governance

/IT Governance

IT Governance or (information technology governance) has become a hot topic world wide, but especially in South Africa due to the prominence it is given in the 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 organization to achieve its goals.”

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. King confirms that you should comply with the law. However, the [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Categories: IT Governance|Tags: , , , , , |

King IV Code and IT Governance

The King IV Code (which has recently been released for comment) once again deals with information and technology governance (or IT Governance) in detail. For the first time, IT Governance was specifically dealt with in King III with a whole chapter [...]

By | April 13th, 2016|Categories: IT Governance|Tags: , , , , , , |

King 4 is actually King IV on Corporate Governance

King 4 is actual spelled 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 [...]

By | April 2nd, 2016|Categories: IT 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 | March 19th, 2016|Categories: IT 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 [...]

By | March 17th, 2016|Categories: IT Governance|Tags: , , , , |

Must listed companies comply with King III?

There was much confusion whether listed companies had to comply with King III on governance, or they could apply it or explain why they had not applied it. Many thought that a listed company had to comply with the whole of King III [...]

By | March 5th, 2013|Categories: IT Governance|Tags: , |

The legal requirements of King III

IT Governance forms part of Corporate Governance and is dealt with in “King III″. King III comprises: the King Report on Governance for South Africa (2009); and the King Code of Governance Principles for South Africa (2009). King III applies to [...]

By | February 22nd, 2011|Categories: IT Governance|Tags: |

Get the King III Report and Code

The King Report for Corporate Governance for South Africa and the Code of Governance Principles (King III or King 3) were released on 1 September 2009. A draft of King III was previously published for comment.  The comments have been [...]

By | November 20th, 2009|Categories: IT Governance|Tags: , , , , |

Corporate Governance: Index (Part 2)

This is an index of some legal resources related to the broad concept of corporate governance, which includes fairness, accountability, responsibility, transparency, and risk management: [Constitutional Court] Sidumo v Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd (GF 6778) [Navsa AJ et al, 5.10.2007] [...]

By | September 10th, 2009|Categories: IT Governance|Tags: , |

IT Governance in King III

It is interesting that IT governance is dealt with in various parts of the draft of King III. Please note that King III is still in draft form and it is likely that the IT governance aspects of King III [...]

By | May 21st, 2009|Categories: IT Governance|Tags: , , , |