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The Corporate Governance Conference 2022 provides an excellent opportunity for researchers, academics, practitioners and post-graduate students to present their research, share their experience and discuss new and challenging issues in corporate governance. The conference is linked to a special issue of the South African Journal of Business Management. Subsidy bearing proceedings of the Corporate Governance Conference 2022 will also be published, but only full-length papers qualify. The conference is in-person, with a virtual option for exceptional cases. We encourage delegates to attend in person, to allow for enhanced engagement and collaboration.


Important dates:

15 August 2022 for full-length papers

31 August 2022 for work-in-progress papers

12 September 2022: Notification of reviewer decision and feedback

10 October 2022: Registration closes

17 October 2022: Submission of final paper (based on feedback received)

12 and 13 December 2022: Conference days*

*The first day will only start late afternoon, with a keynote speaker address and a cocktail function. The second day will be a full day conference.


Registration fee:

R2 500 per delegate

(This fee includes cocktail event; food and beverages served at the conference; excursions to Cape Point and Table Mountain on Sunday, 11 December 2022; and transport services between the designated accommodation option and the conference venue on the conference days.)



The Stellenbosch University Business School
Carl Cronjé Drive
Cape Town


Submit paper to Ms Surita Basson: [email protected]

For further enquiries, e-mail Ms Surita Basson at: [email protected]


Mervyn King is a Senior Counsel and former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa.  He is Professor Extraordinaire at the University of South Africa on Corporate Citizenship, Honorary Professor at the Universities of Pretoria and Cape Town, a Visiting Professor at Rhodes and is currently a Professor at the Wits Business School at the University of the Witwatersrand.

He is the Patron of The Good Governance Academy, currently housed in the Wits Business School in Parktown Ridge.

He is the author of six books on governance, sustainability and reporting, the latest being “The Healthy Company” and sits as an arbitrator and mediator internationally.

Nicky Newton-King is the former CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). She is a lawyer by training having received a BA LLB from the University of Stellenbosch and an LLM (with first class honors) from Cambridge University and joined the JSE after a number of years at Webber Wentzel where she was a partner.

Nicky was a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and South Africa’s Businesswoman of the Year in 2003.   In 2021, Nicky was honoured with an LLD (honoris causa) from Stellenbosch University. She is a non executive director of the Investec Group and has just joined the University of Stellenbosch Council.  She spends much time working to improve access to education for the poorest South Africans.

Nicky loves unusual physical challenges and, most recently, completed the Everest Base Camp trek with her husband earlier this year.

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