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SU to host corporate governance conference
Author: Daniel Bugan
Published: 05/07/2022

The King IV report on corporate governance affirms South Africa as a world leader regarding Corporate Governance. With the vision to further establish itself as a leader in the field of corporate governance research in both Africa and internationally, Stellenbosch University has announced that it will host a Corporate Governance Conference later this year.

The Corporate Governance Conference 2022 will be jointly hosted by the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa at the Stellenbosch Business School and the School of Accountancy. The conference will take place from 12 to 13 December 2022 at the Bellville Park campus in Cape Town. The conference is in-person, with a virtual option, and both national and international participants are welcomed. Registrations close on 10 October 2022.

According to Dr George Nel, Deputy-director: Research in the School of Accountancy, “The conference provides an excellent opportunity for researchers, academics, practitioners and postgraduate students to present their research, share their experience and discuss new and challenging issues in corporate governance."

Prof Nicolene Wesson, head of the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa, added: “We invite papers on the following themes: corporate citizenship and ethical leadership; board of directors and corporate governance committees; integrated reporting, stakeholder engagement, sustainability and integrated thinking, as well as new developments within the corporate governance landscape."

Full-length paper submissions are permitted up to 15 August 2022 and work-in-progress (1000 maximum words) submissions up to 31 August 2022. 

“Although all full-length papers qualify to be published in subsidiary bearing proceedings, a selection from the full-length papers will be included in a special issue of the South African Journal of Business Management (SAJBM), which is listed on both the Web of Science, DOAU and SCOPUS indexes," said Prof Mias de Klerk, SAJBM Editor-in-Chief.

The keynote speakers for the conference are Prof Mervyn King, the Patron of the Good Governance Academy and former Chair of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa, and Dr Nicky Newton-King, former CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The first day will start late afternoon, with a keynote speaker address, and a cocktail function. The second day will be a full conference, but ample opportunities for networking will be available. 

The conference fee is R2 500, which also includes specified excursions on Sunday, 11 December (the day before the conference starts).