• SEC handbook 2nd edtion Cover



    Revised edition of the handbook first released in 2012 is now available for download! 

    New to this revised edition is a detailed look at how the Fourth King Report on Corporate Governance (released in 2016) gives guidance on the committee's ethics responsibility and other areas where the Act lacks detail. We also share emergent leading practices co-created with partners and leading companies who recognise the strategic importance of the social and ethics committee. This project was supported by Transaction Capital and endorsed by the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa.


    Click on the image to download your copy and click here to view our other handbooks.. 

  • CBS 2017 cover



    The Ethics Institute is proud to present the third South African Citizens' Bribery Survey, sponsored by Massmart.

    The report, which was released to the press in November 2017, contains fascinating findings about the prevalence and nature of bribery in the country. This year, we added a new section on leadership, asking citizens which individuals and political parties they perceive as committed to fighting corruption.  

    The report is available for download here.

  • SABES 2016



    The South African Business Ethics Survey (SABES) 2016 is the fourth national business ethics survey that The Ethics Institute has conducted in the private sector in South Africa. We have interviewed 4 795 staff members of various listed and large South African companies to identify the state of ethics in corporate South Africa.

    The findings of the survey were both expected and surprising.  For example, 11% more employees have personally observed misconduct in the previous year than in 2013, and the percentage employees who reported it decreased with 16%.