A corporate governance framework for Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs)
- Authors: Barclay, Darion Jerome
- Date: 2012-07-19
- Subjects: Corporate governance , Sector Education and Training Authorities , Risk management , Compliance auditing , Occupational training
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:8842 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5254
- Description: D.Litt et Phil. , The establishment of Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) was seen as a way of addressing the continued shortage of skilled professionals in order to ensure a competitive South African economy in the global environment. The SETAs attracted much media attention as a result of poor service delivery primarily attributed to poor corporate governance. Despite the many positive contributions by SETAs, they remain the most criticized entities in post-democratic South Africa. The study entails a description, explanation and assessment of the concepts corporate governance, risk management and compliance in SETAs. The legislative framework that underpins good corporate governance is identified and explained. The roles of the board and its fiduciary duties, and of the audit committee and the roles of executive management are described in order to ensure a clear understanding of each of them and a separation of each from the others. The concepts corporate governance, risk management and compliance are inseparable from the well-being of any organization. The board of an entity is ultimately accountable for the implementation of good corporate governance. Its role can be of value only if it is properly constituted, is functioning effectively and if its role is understood by all parties concerned. The manifestations of poor corporate governance include poor financial management, non-compliance with policies and procedures, lack of capacity building and the lack of a formalized nomination system to identify suitably qualified and experienced board members. By exercising corporate governance in an accountable and transparent manner, the most appropriate developmental policy objectives to sustainably develop a society by mobilizing and applying all available resources in the public and private sectors in the most efficient, efficient and democratic way will be achieved.
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The impact of non-compliance to business processes : a case of a South African commercial bank
- Authors: Agwa-Ejon, J. F. , Vermeulen, A.
- Date: 2015-07-07
- Subjects: Banks and banking - South Africa - Gauteng - Management , Strategic planning , Compliance , Compliance auditing
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:5234 , ISBN 193291711x , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/14662
- Description: This paper investigates the non-compliance of most Business Processes in the implementation of the goals and targets of commercial Banks in Gauteng South Africa. The Banks lose millions of Rands, as a result of staff not adhering to the Business processes. The non-compliance has a major impact on the successful implementation of bank strategy. The study explores why staffs do not adhere to business processes and establishes their level of understanding and maturity in terms of business processes. The study was conducted in selected branches chosen randomly in Gauteng Province. The analysis done was on data obtained from audit reports, bank investigative reports and financial loss data reports provided by different branches. Questionnaires were also administered to staff in the different branches to understand their own perspective. It is evident from the research that non adherence to processes have a financial and reputational impact on the Banks. Non adherence also has detrimental and adverse impact on achieving overall objectives of the Banks. The most common areas not adhered to were notably; identification and verification of customers; transactions not authorised according to laid down procedures; customers cards not cancelled immediately when reported lost or stolen. The paper then concludes with several recommendations to Bank Management and Strategy implementers on how to use technological methods to check and monitor these processes.
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