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Corporate governance is concerned with creating a balance between economic and social goals and between individual and communal goals while encouraging efficient use of resources, accountability in the use of power and stewardship and aligning the interests of individuals, corporations, and society. It also encompasses the establishment of an appropriate legal, economic and institutional environment that allows companies to thrive as institutions for advancing long-term shareholder value and maximum human-centered development while remaining conscious of their other responsibilities to stakeholders, the environment and the society in general.
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Written by Funeka Yazini April
Research Specialist: Democracy and Governance at the Africa Institute of South Africa