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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE OF THE STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES IN AN EMERGING COUNTRY: RISK MANAGEMENT AND RELATED ISSUES

NS Matsiliza

DOI: 10.22495/rgcv7i3p4

Abstract

This article assesses the extent to which state owned enterprises (SOE) have complied with corporate governance codes, as recommended by King III in South Africa. Corporate governance in the post-apartheid era has changed irrevocably. The development path which is the agenda to transform state owned enterprises has been a trial and error (trend) in South Africa. This paper argues that the South African State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) have applied the King III principles of corporate governance, while grappling with structural changes that impact in their practice regarding their organisational performance on risk and corporate governance. Along with regulatory measures on corporate governance, the SOEs are looking at strategies to translate the concept of corporate governance into practical solutions that involve stakeholders and government support. Using a qualitative approach, this theoretical paper employed document analysis for data collection and analysis. This paper calls for more risk intelligent management of agencies so that future opportunities and threats are recognized and addressed promptly and effectively. The value of this paper is based on its contribution to the existing knowledge area on corporate governance and leadership.

Keywords: Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Parliamentary Oversight, Performance, Public Enterprises

Received: 29.01.2017 Accepted: 19.04.2017

How to cite this paper: Matsiliza, N. S. (2017). Corporate governance of the state-owned enterprises in an emerging country: Risk management and related issues. Risk governance & control: financial markets & institutions, 7(3), 35-43. http://doi.org/10.22495/rgcv7i3p4


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