The boards of SA’s 40 largest companies on the JSE may be heaving with accountants — but there’s pretty much nobody there who could pick a hacker out of a line-up. This is one of the alarming insights from a report analysing the 49 nonexecutive directors appointed to these boards last year, produced by the Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

The report, the first by Heidrick & Struggles looking at SA boards specifically, will be released this week...

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