Who we are

Corporate Governance Statement

The organisation is committed to the principles of transparency, integrity and accountability and strives to adhere to the code of Corporate Practices and Conduct as advocated in the King Code on Corporate Governance.

STRATEGIC DECISIONS

The Board of Management sets the organisation’s overall policy and provides guidance and input in areas relating to strategic direction, planning, performance management, resource allocation, key appointments, standards of conduct and communication with stakeholders.

  • The organisation’s corporate philosophy is consistent with the principles of the King Code on Corporate Governance in that, inter alia:
  • The Chairperson and Director fulfil separate roles
  • The Chairperson is an elected, non-executive member
  • The Financial and Risk Committees are chaired by a Non-Executive Member
  • CODE OF CONDUCT

    The Board of Management acknowledges the importance of sound corporate governance and the guidelines set out in the King Code. The Board of Management therefore intends to embrace the King Code so far as is appropriate, having regard to the nature and size of the organisation. The Board of Management will take such measures in so far as is practical to comply with the King Code.

    Board of Management

    The Board of Management consist of one non-executive chairperson and 6 non-executive members. All board of management appointments are formal and transparent and the non-executive members enjoy no benefits from the organisation for their services as Board members. The non-executive members are high-calibre professionals and sufficient in number for their independent views to carry significant weight in the board of management’s deliberations and decisions. The board of management retains full and effective control over the organisation. Apart from regular meetings, additional meetings are arranged when necessary to review strategy, planning, operations, financial performance, risk and human resource management. The board is also responsible for monitoring the activities of the executive management. The board of management meets at least four times a year. When required, special board meetings are held to discuss specific strategic issues and/or obtain specific approvals for material business decisions. The board also monitors management ensuring that material matters are subject to board approval. Senior management members attend meetings of the board by invitation.

    All members have unlimited access to the advice and services of the organisation Secretary, who fulfils such role for the organisation and is responsible to the board for ensuring that board procedures are followed. All members are entitled to seek independent professional advice concerning the affairs of the organisation, after obtaining the approval of the chairperson. The board of management has also established a number of standing committees on which only the non-executive members serve and to which management committee members are invited.

    These include:

  • Financial and Risk Management Committee
  • Management Committee
  • Bramley Child & Youth Care Committee
  • Property Committee – ad hoc when needed
  • Human Resources Committee – ad hoc when needed
  • Social Work Committee – ad hoc when needed
  • Members of the Board of Management

    Ms C Van Niekerk

    Ms C Van Niekerk

    Chairperson

    Mrs C Theron

    Mrs C Theron

    Vice Chairperson

    Mr E Grobbelaar

    Mr E Grobbelaar

    Treasurer

    Ms W Cloete

    Ms W Cloete

    Elected

    Mr M Gcabo

    Mr M Gcabo

    Elected

    Rev P Ohlson

    Rev P Ohlson

    Elected

    Ms. M Lekganyane

    Ms. M Lekganyane

    Honorary Member

    Mr F de Klerk

    Mr F de Klerk

    Chairperson Bramley Comitee

    Ms W Moshupje

    Ms W Moshupje

    Co-opted

    Mrs L Nell

    Mrs L Nell

    Ex Officio

    Ms F Surendorff

    Ms F Surendorff

    Secretary of the Board of Management