Becoming a valuable resource to your board - Frank Navran
Steps to successfully navigate the new relationship between ethics & compliance officers and their board of directors
The need for other-directed ethics as embodied in a Code of Ethics - Liezl Groenewald
Why does an organisation need a Code of Ethics? Are we not all born as moral beings with sufficient moral intelligence, with no or little need for further moral education?
Some thoughts on etiquitte and ethics in golf - Willem Landman & Praveen Naidoo
We found the following amusing golfing story about former US President, Bill Clinton, on the internet written by Brian Viner of the Independent in London.
Gifts in the Public Service – The need for greater clarity and active management
EthicsSA was recently invited to participate in a roundtable discussion on the ‘Management and receipt of gifts in the Public Service’, hosted by the Public Service Commission (PSC). It has long been known that the current Public Service rules on this issue are contradictory.
Globalisation, crime and its discontent - Willem Punt
A critical study of history tends to expose pertinent examples of mankind\'s truimphs masking hidden follies. Our truimphs always tend to be debatable, especially when viewed with the benefit of hindsight, for only then does the price of our truimphs become apparent. The truimph of capatilism is certainly not immune to this phenomenon. Thus, many argue that the truimph of capatilism over competing ideologies may have brought wealth to many but at great expense to others.
Ethical challenges for South African business - Mark Lamberti
For a business to survive and prosper, it must satisfy the reasonable requirements of all stakeholders. It follows from this simple premise that for an enterprise to be credible, each stakeholder must share a greater or lesser extent in the value it creates. This is easier said than done.
Turning the tide of corruption in South Africa
How the Eastern Cape Province is meeting the challenge
Blowing the Whistle on corruption
Each year Transparency International (TI) publishes a report entitled the "Corruption Perceptions Index" (CPI) which scores the world\'s nations out of ten for their public sector honesty. The results of the December 2011 report indicate that the integrity of people in authority in nearly all of the world\'s countries, is still sadly lacking. This includes South Africa, where corruption had become a wide-spread phenomenon. Out of 182 countries, South Africa is ranked 64th, together with Georgia.
Lifting the veil of negativity - the dark side of corporate governance. - Willem Punt
They say that there are three types of philosophers, the kind that can count and the kind that can\'t. So maybe I belong to the former when thinking about corporate governance, because something just does not add up.
No Virginia, There is No Such Thing As Independence - Frank J. Navran
Independence is a word that is getting a good deal of attention these days but I have yet to encounter a comprehensive discussion of what it means, couched in language that is useful to the typical business decision maker. What follows is an attempt at moving that dialog forward.
Nursing: The Profession of Caring - Willem A. Landman
It is a great honour for me to share this evening\'s celebration of some of South Africa\'s most exemplary nurses with you. People who have not been sick mostly have no idea of what it is like to be a nurse, or of how crucial nurses are for those dependent on their professional services.
In its recently released Diagnostic Overview, the National Planning Commission (NPC) identified corruption as one of the nine major factors that prevents South Africa from alleviating poverty and inequality and from achieving the objectives of the South African Constitution.