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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An open letter to Mteto Nyathi: We are betting on you

You have been thrown into the deep end as the Chair of the Eskom Board. In your 2019 autobiography, Betting on a Darkie (sub-title Lifting the Corporate Game), you made it clear that you became an engineer because you like to fix things…

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Blowing the whistle, Brandon-style – if you can, you will

Despite all the good humans do, humanity is in trouble. We just have to watch the news to realise that needless suffering seems unavoidable, from violent protests and mob justice to murder, pandemic levels of corruption, and extreme levels…

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It Takes Courage…

Life in South Africa is becoming increasingly volatile, and it requires courage to maintain a positive outlook in Mzansi. It takes courage to keep one’s head above water and survive in this ever-dynamic country, where there's never a dull…

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