Corporate Governance in Zimbabwe’s Public Entities
Comparisons with South Africa and Australia
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This study focuses on the corporate governance initiatives, laws and regulations aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of boards of public entities in Zimbabwe. The key question addressed is whether or not the corporate governance initiatives and legal and regulatory reforms in Zimbabwe are sufficient to enable boards of public entities to effectively discharge their duties and meet internationally accepted corporate governance standards. A comparative analysis of Zimbabwe’s public entities corporate governance framework to that of South Africa (a developing country like Zimbabwe) and Australia (a developed country with similar common law heritage) is also conducted. Recommendations are made on how best to enhance the effectiveness of boards of public entities in order to promote good corporate governance practices in Zimbabwean public entities.
Table of Contents
1. Corporate governance in public entities 2. The fundamental elements of an effective board 3. Corporate governance in Zimbabwe 4. Corporate governance in South Africa and Zimbabwe 5. Corporate governance frameworks in Zimbabwe and Australia 6. Evaluating corporate governance frameworks 7. Enforcement and compliance 8. What should Zimbabwe do?
Nomsa Jane Moyo holds an LLD (specialising in corporate governance), an LLM and LLB degrees (UNISA), as well as Full C.I.S and BSc Honours Degrees in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe. She is a member of the Law Society of Zimbabwe and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries. She lectures in Ethics and Corporate Governance at Midlands State University, Zimbabwe. Dr Moyo has served in various senior government capacities since 1992 and has worked as a company secretary in public entities since 2009.