Leading with integrity: Embracing ethical leadership for a better future

With the 2024 national election now in the past, one cannot help but wonder what the future holds for South Africa. Many promises were made during the election, but it remains to be seen if these promises will be honoured. Transposing the…

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We need to talk about Justice

In building an ethical society, we must reach broad agreement on the values and behaviours we want to see, as well as those we reject. Part of this process involves taking action against those who violate our laws. But in reality, we hear…

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The ethical imperative of voting

As South Africa gears up for the 2024 election, the importance of voting becomes ever more apparent in its political landscape. Voting serves as the bedrock of democracy, allowing citizens to voice their current needs and future…

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A Paradox of an unethical person delivering an ethics presentation

Consulting a doctor who advises against smoking, only to find out they smoke themselves, mirrors the challenge of imparting moral guidance while struggling to practice it. Despite understanding the health risks, the doctor’s personal…

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Combatting Voter Apathy Among South African Youth – The Moral Obligation to Vote

On May 29, 2024, South Africa will hold its next general elections to choose a new National Assembly. The imperative for robust voter turnout, particularly among young people and the wider South African populace, has reached unprecedented…

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Whistleblowing is not the magic cure for unethical behaviour. But there is a place for it.

Whistleblowing and the safeguarding of whistleblowers are widespread practices globally. Many organisations believe that implementing a safe reporting (whistleblowing) system will effectively address their ethical challenges. Some…

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Beyond Profit: The True Currency of Ethical Business

In the expansive realm of modern commerce, ethics often finds itself relegated to the sidelines, viewed as a luxury rather than a necessity. It is a notion encapsulated in phrases like “ethics are for those that can afford it” or “ethics…

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A Wholesome Threesome: Ethics, Competence, and Loyalty

Trust in the South African government is low, or so it seems when one lends your ear to social and mainline media. Recently, the 2024 edition of the Edelman Trust Barometer was unveiled at the World Economic Forum in Davos. According to…

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Private Sector Collective Action

The recent remarks by the Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshaveni, asserting that the private sector has no interest in developing the country and is actively involved in trying to collapse the government, were met with strong…

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The Springboks: A Beacon of Teamwork, Trust, and Cooperation

As the final whistle sounded in the Rugby World Cup final, South Africa’s victory over New Zealand sent shockwaves throughout the world of sports. For many, this was more than just another championship; it was an affirmation of the…

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