Coalition for Ethical Operations wins Premier’s Service Excellence Award

Published on 25 March 2019 for The Ethics Institute monthly newsletter

The Coalition for Ethical Operations (CEO) was founded in 2016 by SNC-Lavalin’s Prabashni Naicker, HR Director and Regional Integrity Officer for sub-Saharan Africa, in response to the need to find solutions for addressing corruption in the sub-Saharan Africa business environment. The CEO is funded by SNC-Lavalin and is made up of a group of businesses, local and multinational, that are dedicated to promoting ethical business and reducing corruption in the region. The CEO works in partnership with The Ethics Institute, which provides both strategic and secretarial support to the Coalition.

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Conference reflections: ethical conduct can be changed

by Grace Garland | Published on 25 May 2018 for The Ethics Institute monthly newsletter

Asking questions is an inherently risky business that requires accepting one cannot control the responses one might receive. We took this risk in framing the content of our 8th Annual Conference around a core question – can ethical conduct be changed (for the better) in organisations? –  without presupposing the answers.

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Collective Action project shines at Premier’s Service Excellence Awards

Media announcement released 5 March 2018

The Ethics Institute is proud to announce that our Gauteng Municipal Integrity Project has won the gold award in the Integrity Category of the Premier’s Service Excellence Awards.

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Survey feedback and next steps

Published on 25 October 2017 in The Ethics Institute's monthly newsletter.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete our membership survey, which was conducted during September 2017. We want to share the high-level findings thereof, as well as our proposed responses.

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7th Annual Ethics Conference reflections

by Grace Garland | Published on 25 May 2017 for The Ethics Institute monthly newsletter

It is a given that the tangibles of conferences are always going to be heavy. I have never attended one that didn’t clearly involve extensive prior organising and lugging. But what about the intangibles? What is an acceptable level of “heaviness” in the material to which delegates are exposed?

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The first ever AEPF Ethical Practices Survey 2017

 by Dr Paul Vorster

This year, the Anti-intimidation and Ethical Practices Forum (AEPF) is implementing their first Ethical Practices Survey which aims to measure the perceptions of professionals regarding the ‘state-of-ethics’ in society, organisations and professional institutions in South Africa.

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Sixth Annual Ethics Conference

A delegate's perspective: The Ethics Institute held its  6th annual conference at the Wanderers in Johannesburg in May this year and it certainly provided, at least to this outside delegate, an intellectual spark to ignite the moral imagination.

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A Global Network for Research and Advocacy in Applied Military Ethics


In January this year Liezl Groenewald attended a Summit on Military Ethics in Canberra, Australia on behalf of the Centre for Applied Ethics at the Stellenbosch University.  She represented Sub-Saharan Africa. The Summit aimed to establish a core group of ethics centres based in top-tier regional universities which work in the field of military ethics or have the potential to do so.  Japan, Hong Kong, the USA, Chile and the UK were also represented by potential and top military ethicists. 

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The Global Ethics Forum 2015


The Sixth Global Ethics Forum was hosted in Geneva on 25 and 26 June 2015, and EthicsSA participated actively in this event.

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EthicsSA to release a 'Handbook on Ethics Reporting and Assessment'

EthicsSA to release a ‘Handbook on Ethics Reporting and Assessment’

written by Kris Dobie


The first time I was asked by an ethics officer what she should report to her ethics committee was about 7 years ago. I’m sure it must’ve been clear from my response that I had not yet given this much thought. But in my defence, very few people had.  At that time few organisations even had ethics committees. 

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Ethics Interactive Workshop - “Greater Tubatse Municipality”

10 - 11 June 2013

During the second week of June 2013, we were warmly welcomed in Burgersfort to facilitate our municipal integrity and anti-corruption project at the Greater Tubatse Municipality.

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Launch of the Angolan Principles for Responsible Business and ‘O Centro de Etica de Angola’

28 May 2013 was a historic day for Angola. On this day, the Principles for Responsible Business for Angola were launched, as well as ‘O Centro de Etica de Angola’ (Ethics Centre of Angola). 

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