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Audit Committees under Companies Act and King IV

  • The JSE in partnership with CorpStat Governance Services (Pty) Ltd will be providing JSE Members and Company Secretaries with various Corporate Secretary training courses throughout the year. First being The Role of the Company Secretary at Company Annual General Meetings. 
  • Who should attend?

  • ​​​Company Secretaries


    What will you learn

  • 1. Legal and Governance Framework
       a. The unique position of the audit committee (dual mandate - statutory and board)
       b. Companies Act requirements's Agenda / Briefing Sheets
       c. JSE Listings Requirements
       d. King IV recommendations
       e.  The role and duties of the audit committee – approvals and recommendations to the   
            Board and shareholders
       f.   Internal and External auditors and the role of the Audit Committee
       g.  The Audit Committee and the Integrated Report
       h.  Evaluation of the Audit Committee
       i.   Private companies – how best to approach audit committees
  • 2.  Audit Committee (and Risk Committee) trends
       a.  Separate Audit Committee – or combined with Risk Committee?
       b.  Is risk getting enough airtime at combined Audit and Risk Committees?
       c.  Risk Committee trends
  • 3.  Meetings
       a. Work Plans
       b.  Agendas
       c.  Structuring of meetings
       d.  Members and invitees

4. Some thoughts on the committee composition
5. General
   a.  How to update your audit committee charter to align to King IV
   b.  New trends we have seen at audit committees
   c.  Practical tips


  • Dates:  TBA
    Time:   09:00 - 11:00
  • Cost: R2 250.00 per delegate excl VAT

Venue: JSE, 155 Campground Road, Cape Town

All sessions will be held at the JSE Office, Refreshments will be provided. 

To register or for more information, contact Company Services at ​

Registrations are currently open.

Our Trainers

William Somerville is a qualified chartered secretary and holds an FCIS, ACMA and a Diploma in Corporate Law (RAU). He was formerly Group Company Secretary of Absa, a position he held for 12 years until October 2007. He has extensive experience in company secretarial and corporate governance matters. This includes providing support to the board of directors and committees, corporate governance advice, annual reports and director orientation and training. He has experience in the JSE Listings Requirements as well as considerable knowledge of employee share schemes and BEE schemes. He is a member of the IoDSA and serves on their Board Appraisal Panel.

Elise Waldeck holds a Diploma in Corporate Law (RAU). After several years heading up the secretarial services department of a major audit firm (Grant Thornton), Elise has practiced on her own for many years. She specialises in due-diligences and audits of company statutory records to a practical statutory form level. Elise has performed many statutory audits on various listed groups and she has expertise in special resolutions (e.g. capital restructuring) and the administration of trusts etc. She is a member of the IoDSA.

Karen Waldeck-Kruger is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. After obtaining her LLB degree at the University of Johannesburg, she completed her articles of clerkship at Derek Mazaham Attorneys, an established law firm based in Parktown North. She also attended the full time practical legal training course at the School for Legal Practice. During her studies she attended the Webber Wentzel Student Vacation Programme. She also completed a course on Administration Company Secretarial Practice and Corporate Governance. She enrolled for a Master of Law (LLM), specialising in Corporate Law. She successfully completed all the required subjects for the degree. These subjects include Company Law, Corporate Finance Law and Securities and Financial Markets Law. She is concluding the submission of a dissertation as the final requirement for obtaining her LLM.

Anzebet Allardyce is an admitted attorney, with the Right of Appearance in the High Court. During her studies at the University of the Free State, she completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Law) cum laude and an LLB degree. She was employed with WKH Landgrebe & Co (CA) SA, in the tax department. During this time valuable experience of tax matters was gained while assisting in the drafting of contracts. From July 2009 to present, i.e. for over 7 years, Anzebet was employed by MJ Hood & Associates Attorneys, where she was a Senior Associate. She dealt with labour law and estates and trusts. She also specialised in the drafting of commercial contracts, including service rendering, employment, contractors, sales, offers to purchase, lease agreements, powers of attorney, policies, terms and conditions of service etc.

By using a service provider to offer the courses, the JSE does not directly or indirectly endorse any product or service provided, or to be provided by the service provider.

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+27 11 520 7131



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