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.
A rights perspective on the HIV/AIDS pandemic - Willem A. Landman
This workshop brings together three discourses about public health and HIV/AIDS, namely:
New UK Bribery Act to have impact around the world
On 1 July 2011 a new Bribery Act became effective in the United Kingdom. This new UK Bribery Act, which has already been described as "the toughest anti-corruption legislation in the world", is likely to have an impact on business around the world.
Business Ethics Across the Atlantic
Joan Fontrodona, the Head of the University of Navarra, Graduate Business School feels that the Atlantic divide between European and North American approaches to business ethics is narrowing. In the past the values based and compliance approaches typical to the two continents respectively have operated largely exclusive of one another.