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International Conference of Accounting and Business (iCAB) 2023

The iCAB will be hosted by Alcorn State University, Salem State University (Bertolon Business School) and the University of Johannesburg (the UJ School of Accounting and Johannesburg Business School). It will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Conference date: 29-30 June 2023
  • Arrival and Registration: 29 June 2023
  • Opening Ceremony and Conference Activities: 28 June 2023
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 31 March 2023 (max 250 words)
  • Deadline for Paper Submission: 31 May 2023
  • Registration Fee: ZAR 5,000
  • Student Registration Fee: ZAR 2,500 (proof of university registration required)
  • Deadline for Registration Fee payment: 15 June 2023

8th International Conference on Financial Services

Charting a path to the stability of the Financial Industry against the backdrop of weakening global economic output, escalating inflation and rising interest rates at the 8th International Conference on Financial Services.

  • Call for abstracts: 17 April 2023
  • Last date for submission of abstracts: 30 June 2023
  • Notification of receipt of abstracts: 21 July 2023
  • Registrations open: 3 July 2023
  • Early bird registration closes: 15 August 2023
  • Registration closes: 15 September 2023
  • Last date for payment of conference fees: 26 September 2023
  • Conference: 4 – 5 October 2023

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Dr Lindie Grebe is Head of the Research Forum’s Programmes and Forums – get in touch with Lindie here.

governance and culture

Governance is inherently very difficult to measure (Darko et al, 2014). This programme explores quantifying more meaningful indices by exploring the interconnections between organisational culture, the quality and ethics of decision-making and the operational efficacy and performance within organisations. 

Integrated Organizations - thinking BIG

How do organizations integrate their activities and realize the benefits from operating and reporting as a “unified whole”?

Our first discussion was about:

Transforming project, programme & strategy delivery with ISO 37000 and Business Integrated Governance.

Digitalization and Corporate Governance

Digitization creates a variety of benefits for organizations and has transformed business functions and processes but not enough is known about digitalization as a mechanism for good corporate governance.

This research showcases digitalization as mechanism for corporate governance.


The Good Governance Academy’s purpose is to promoted and share quality education (SDG 4) on governance and critical business issues, through collaboration (SDG 17) as a public good. The Good Governance Academy believes that research is the first step in developing more effective organizational practices and in improving positive global outcomes through organizations. The Good Governance Research Forum has been established to collaborate and share:

Prof Piet Naude

Dr Lindie Grebe

Prof Sezer Bozkus

Dr Jenika Gobind

The Good Governance Research Forum creates an intellectual environment that supports and promotes academic inquiry and facilitates global collaboration on governance and governance-related research. The Steering Committee is led by Prof Piet Naude with members, Prof Sezer Bozkus, Dr Lindie Grebe, and Dr Jenika Gobind.

Journal - an idea in the making

The Journal of Good Governance will provide a means to share meaningful research and information on critical governance, sustainability, reporting and other business science issues through global collaboration.


The Journal should promote the collaborative development of thought leadership, knowledge and understanding of good governance.

Future forum ideas

InformationAL Management

Informational Management (IaM) is the scientific management of information unavailable from any other source. All organisations dynamically evolve around the information they consume and/or generate. It has taken decades of research to make that analysis simple. IaM exploits the science of information and simplifies governance, management and delivery in any environment.

ISO 37000

Governance of organizations

ISO 37000, Governance of organizations, provides organizations and their governing bodies with the tools they need to govern well, enabling them to perform effectively while behaving ethically and responsibly.” International Organization for Standardization, 2021. This research showcases the application of this new International Benchmark for the governance of all sizes and types of organizations, no matter their location.


governance in Africa

Outcomes-based governance entails considering the positive effects and benefits that an organization can reap if the underlying principles of good governance are applied properly and fully achieved.” Professor Mervyn King SC and Professor Fabian Ajogwu SAN. African organizations in the twenty-first century have witnessed significant changes and challenges relating to sustainable development. This research intends to discover the road to good governance outcomes for African public and private organizations.

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Professor Piet Naude

Non-executive Director, Good Governance Academy

Prof Piet Naude, previously Director of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), is a well-known academic, public speaker and column writer. 

Before his appointment at the USB, he was deputy vice-chancellor responsible for teaching and learning at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth. He has more than twenty years of management experience at a university. In his earlier career he was a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church.

He is a highly rated researcher and has published more than 100 articles in academic journals and has presented at almost 150 national and international conferences and academic occasions on topics related to public ethics and forms of social justice. 

He is a member of a number of academic societies and is currently the African representative on the executive committee of the International Society for Business Economics and Ethics (ISBEE). 

Dr Lindie Grebe

Senior Lecturer, College of Accounting Sciences, University of South Africa

Dr Grebe is a chartered accountant and senior lecturer at the University of South Africa (Unisa). 


She teaches postgraduate accounting sciences through blended learning using technology in distance education, and through face-to-face study schools throughout South Africa. During her employment at Unisa, she also acted as Coordinator: Master’s and Doctoral Degrees for the College of Accounting Sciences (CAS), chairperson of the research ethics committee and chairperson of the Gauteng North Region of the Southern African Accounting Association (SAAA). 


Before joining Unisa as academic, she gained ten years’ experience in audit practice and in commerce.

Sezer Bozkus Kahyaoglu

Associate Professor of Finance CIA, CFE, CFSA, CRMA, CICP, CPA Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University, Management Department, Kyrgyzstan University of South Africa, Financial Governance Department, South Africa University of Johannesburg, Commercial Accounting, South Africa

Assoc. Prof. Sezer Bozkus Kahyaoglu graduated from Bosporus University and earned the degree B.Sc. in Management. Sezer had an MA degree in Money Banking and Finance from Sheffield University and Certification in Retail Banking from Manchester Business School, both with a joint scholarship from the British Council and the Turkish Bankers Association. 


After finishing her doctoral studies, Sezer earned Ph.D. degree in Econometrics from Dokuz Eylul University in 2015. Sezer worked in the finance sector in various positions of the head office. Sezer worked in KPMG Risk Consulting Services as Senior Manager. Afterward, Sezer joined to Grant Thornton as the founding partner of advisory services and worked there in Business Risk Services. Afterward, Dr. Sezer worked in SMM Technology and Risk Consulting as Partner responsible for ERP Risk Consulting. Sezer worked as Associate Professor at Izmir Bakircay University from October 2018-March 2022. 


Currently, Sezer is working at Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and an academic associate of the University of South Africa and University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Her research interests mainly include Applied Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, Financial Markets and Instruments, AI, Blockchain, Sustainability, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Fraud Accounting, Auditing, Ethics, Coaching, Mentoring, and NLP. 


Sezer has various refereed articles, books, and research project experiences in her professional field. She was among the 15 leading women selected from the business world within the scope of the “Leading Women of Izmir Project” which was sponsored by the World Bank and organized in cooperation with the Aegean Region Chamber of Industry (EBSO), Izmir Governor’s Office, and Metropolitan Municipality. Sezer is the associate editor of two indexed journals and the AI book series editor at Springer. Sezer is Steering Committee Member at Good Governance Academy Research Forum.

Dr Jenika Gobind

Senior Lecturer: Human Resources, Wits Business School

Dr Gobind’s research interest lies in employment relations.  Her teaching and learning experience spans over 12 years at a number of institutions.

After obtaining her BProc (Law) from the University of Durban-Westville, she lectured at Durban University of Technology in various legal subjects between 2005 and 2009. She then shifted focus to employment relations, human resource management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and research methodology. She completed a Diploma in Employment Relations through UNISA, Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Relations Management from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and a Postgraduate Diploma in HIV and AIDS Management from Stellenbosch University (US).  She obtained her PhD in Employment Relations at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in 2014.

Prior to joining WBS, Dr Gobind served as Head of Research at Milpark Business School and lectured in employment relations, collective bargaining and negotiation, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) at UJ, as well as extensive research supervision at Master’s and Doctoral level.

Dr Gobind’s other research interests lie in gender discrimination and HIV/AIDS in the workplace. She holds an MPhil in HIV and AIDS Management from Stellenbosch University.  Widely published, her books include South African Employment Relations in Context (Knowledge Resources, 2015) and HIV/AIDS Fact File (South African Board of People Practices, 2012).

Dr Gobind has extensive experience in the private sector, chairing multiple disciplinary hearings and consulting in labour legislation, employment relations and HR issues.  At Transnet Freight she trained the HR managers on employment relations and HR management. She has also contributed extensively to the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) and the University Research Company (URC) in research and the development of local and international publications on HIV/AIDS, TB, leadership and management.

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