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Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa

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​​​The University of Stellenbosch Business School’s Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa conducts multi-disciplinary research and offers interventions to improve the effectiveness of corporate governance in African organisations. USB Executive Development (USB-ED) presents the Africa Directors Programme ​in collaboration with the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa, the Old Mutual Investment Group​, the INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative​, and the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA)​.

Among others, the Centre focuses on the development of the compliance and performance aspects of directors' attitudes, knowledge and skills; and the link between corporate governance, business ethics and total organisational performance. The Centre is supported by an advisory committee comprising internationally acclaimed governance experts, and chaired by prof Bob Garratt, professor extraordinaire in corporate governance at the USB and author of the well-known corporate governance books Thin on Top and The Fish Rots from the Head.


Daniel Malan is an associate professor in ethics and governance and director of the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa at the USB. His focus areas are corporate governance, business ethics and corporate responsibility. He is a member of the following initiatives: The World Economic Forum's Expert Network and the International Corporate Governance Network’s Disclosure and Transparency Committee. He is also the country correspondent for South Africa for the International Corporate Governance Network. He is an honorary visiting fellow in the Faculty of Management at Cass Business School in London and the regional partner for Africa at the International Center for Corporate Governance in St Gallen. He has consulted to the World Economic Forum, United Nations, International Finance Corporation as well as various large corporations. His educational qualifications include a PhD in Business Administration, a Master’s Degree in Philosophy as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), all from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

In addition, the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa has access to a wide range of governance skills through a strong team of highly experienced senior research fellows.

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