Information Session

Durban - 23 February 2018

Our Information Sessions comprise small groups to discuss updates on various topics for Company Secretaries.

This upcoming event boasts the expertise of several acclaimed business leaders to share their unique view on the following topics, giving you the broader perspective and valuable knowledge to remain at the top of your field.

Featured Topics

  • Challenges of an AGM and Shareholder Activism
  • Board and Committee Meetings and Discussions
  • Technical Skills of a Company Secretary vs. Experience & Knowledge
  • Specialist Systems to Help Manage Investor Expectations
  • Strategic Governance in a New Era of Digital Disruption

Full Event Schedule

08:30 - 09:00

Welcome & Registration

09:00 - 09:45

Effective Board Reporting

  • Research on the length of board packs and scope of information covered
  • How to structure effective agendas
  • Best practice report templates
  • How to train teams to write effective papers
  • Workflow solutions to efficiently prepare papers and embed an audit trail

09:45 - 10:30

CIPC Representative at the JSE - Ofentse Shakung

  • What does the office at the JSE offer
  • Background to the Companies Act legislation for listed companies
  • Aspects of compliance
  • New domain registration
  • XBRL to be introduced in 2018 to lodge annual returns
  • What is XBRL all about – background information?
  • Who would have to comply with this new piece of legislation?
  • Why is it relevant to company secretaries?

10:30 - 11:00

Tea Break

11:00 - 11:45

Penalties for Directors Who Do Not Conform to the Companies ACT

  • Which sections of the Act are relevant to directors
  • How many ways can directors be liable for wrongdoing?
  • Remedies for directors
  • Consequences of breaches

11:45 - 12:30

Shareholding Issues Updates

  • Changes in legislation regarding share buy-backs
  • Impact on extraordinary dividends
  • Shareholder activism increases, what should be done to give confidence in directors and management to shareholders

12:30 - 13:00

Lunch, Networking & Closure


Bookings are Now Available.

If you have any enquiries, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Information Session

Coastlands Umlanga Hotel and Convention Center

329 Umhlanga Roacks Drive

Durban, 4000

Friday, 23rd February 2017

Price includes course materials, refreshments and lunch, and free parking at the venue. Please specify dietary preferences in the comment field.


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