Many people are struggling to get to grips with the latest laws or regulations that are being enacted or will be in the next couple of years. They feel that Parliament has gone mad – that it is creating laws faster than ever before, laws which are important and have a far-reaching impact on business, especially financial service providers. Think of:
- the Companies Act (a total overhaul of the law regards companies),
- the Consumer Protection Act (making South African consumers amongst the most protected in the world),
- the Protection of Personal Information Act (restricting the processing of personal information).
Each of them have regulations which often contain lengthy (and perhaps even hard to understand) details. And then there is King III and IV. They all overlap with each other. But one question is: how do they affect the laws that already existed? To add further confusion, the commencement of some of them has been delayed. People are feeling overwhelmed, that keeping up with regulatory developments is an impossible task.
There are articles in the press:
- about how the quality of SA’s legislation is declining. What is going wrong?
- how banks are ill-prepared for the new Companies Act.
Are you aware of the laws that apply to your organisation?
Are you aware of the major regulatory developments that are coming over the next two years?
We offer a seminar, webinar, workshop, or executive briefing on the subject. Get a working understanding of the regulatory road ahead and the impact on your organisation and its business. Get up-to-speed quickly. Let us provide you with a road map that will ensure your compliance with not only the existing laws and regulations, but the new ones as well that are on their way in the next two years.
What do we cover?
- Parliament has gone mad
- Governance, Risk and Compliance
- Compliance with laws
- Consideration of rules, codes and standards
- What must your organisation comply with?
- Addressing regulatory risks
- Why compliance matters – the top risks of non-compliance for organisations and individuals
- Some examples of these risks
- Who is responsible?
- An overview of the road ahead
- A timeline of the various laws and when they will take effect
- What actions to take and when to take those
- How do the laws overlap?
- The impact of these new laws on old laws (such as the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (ECT Act), Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA), and the Banks Act
- A look at the important issues that organisations face and which laws (old and new) regulate them. In the form of a table setting out which regulations are relevant to which issue.
- Take Home Points and Action items
- Be aware of what is coming down the road in the next two years
- Get a working understanding of the the upcoming laws and regulations on your organisation and its business
- Get an overview of the new laws, including the Protection of Personal Information Act
- Know what to do and when to do it
- Understand the context of the laws and how they interact
- Be the King or Queen of the board room
“Legal experts were brilliant” delegates at an IT Governance, Risk and Compliance conference
We also offer this in the form of an executive briefing. Executives must have a high level understanding of the regulatory road ahead and how it will affect their organization. They must lead the development of successful compliance programs or projects and be able to explain them to boards of directors, investors, business partners and the general public. The briefing will help executives leverage their compliance efforts into positive public relations and business benefit. It is a shortened version of this workshop and includes an executive checklist – the essentials for effective compliance leadership.
Who should attend? Why should they be aware of the laws?
- Directors (executive and non-executive, CEOs and FDs) – to discharge their legal duties and direct the course of the organisation. The executive briefing is specifically designed for directors.
- CAEs, auditors and assurance providers (internal and external) – to audit and provide assurance
- CROs and Risk Managers – to address legal and regulatory risks
- Information (protection) officers – to balance access to information and protection of information
- Governance officers and specialists – to govern
- Compliance officers – to effectively comply with the laws
- Consultants – to advise and provide solutions on the related issues
- Legal advisors (corporate lawyers or in-house lawyers) – to provide good legal advice on the related issues
- Attorneys and advocates – to provide good legal advice on the issues
Very intelligent, experienced and educated people often attend our workshops. They usually know more about their fields than we do, so we see ourselves as facilitators helping the group to explore the topic. We always encourage people to add their value at any stage.
Who is the presenter?
The workshop is presented by John Giles and one of the other professionals from the firm. There is a long road to travel and therefore two speakers are often necessary. John Giles normally presents the executive briefing.
Managing Attorney, Michalsons Attorneys
John is currently helping many organisations understand the impact of the new laws on their business. He helps them implement effective compliance programs. He has presented at major conferences on the topic. John is essentially a commercial lawyer. He has 14 years of practical experience applying his knowledge to organisations to help them grow and avoid legal problems, difficulties, and disputes. He is a member of the King III IT Governance Sub-Committee. He is currently helping many organisations comply and consider the new laws, rules, codes and standards and address legal risks.
How long is it?
It depends on the format – the seminar, webinar and executive briefing are each 45 minutes, while the workshop is between two hours and a full day.
What does it cost?
Please email us asking for a quote.
We are happy to give the seminar, workshop or executive briefing at your venue.
The webinar is online. It is live, so you can ask questions to make sure that you get the information you are looking for. If you want a personal in-house seminar at your offices, please contact us and we will send you a quote.