2016 seminar on Chinese language and culture for south to south cooperation from developing countries.

The Ethics Institute was provided with an opportunity to have a representative of the organisation attend a three-week seminar in Beijing, China, sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China.   Celia Lourens…

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What are the characteristics that define toxic leadership?

In South Africa, citizens are struggling with general corruption among its ruling elite and everyone it appears are on a veritable witch-hunt for corrupt leaders in the country after the publication of Thuli Madonsela’s “State of Capture”…

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The prominence of ethics in the fourth King Report on Corporate Governance

By Professor Deon Rossouw   CEO: The Ethics Institute   Introduction Ethics is even more prominent in the Fourth King Report on Corporate Governance (King IV) than its predecessor report (King III) that was published in 2009. The…

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Casting new light on basic income grants

Prof Deon Rossouw was invited to participate in the 10th World Forum for a Responsible Economy that was held across five cities in France from 10  to 14 October 2016. He was tasked with moderating a session on Basic Income Grants.…

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Professionalising the ethics officer occupation:

A recent development in the field of organisational ethics in South Africa is that ethics officers are currently aspiring to obtain professional status.   Requirements, rewards and risks Leon van Vuuren The Ethics Institute…

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What is toxic/destructive leadership?

Recently, Dr Paul Vorster was asked to present his views of leadership identification and assessment on “The Leadership Platform” on CliffCentral hosted by leadership activist Adriaan Groenewald. By Dr. Paul Vorster (The Ethics……

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The State of Organisational Ethics in South Africa

 In a recent survey 242 Chief Audit Executives were polled for their views on various aspects of corporate governance. By Prof Deon Rossouw In a recent survey 242 Chief Audit Executives were polled for their views on various aspects…

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The Ethical Role of Lawyers

The legal profession is one of the oldest professions, yet lawyers are often parodied as being light on ethics.  Considering the impact that the legal profession has on the moral justice in a country, the Pan African Lawyers Union is…

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Incentives for whistle-blowers: Weigh up the options carefully

Offering rewards for whistleblowing can yield results, but should not replace the creation of an ethical culture.   Liezl Groenewald, Manager: Organisational Ethics Development Canada’s Ontario Securities Commission recently announced…

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