Five ways to restore integrity in South Africa

Media Release
EthicsSA
12 March 2013
EthicsSA Conference Offers Inspiration

South Africans should not be daunted by the challenges the country faces in rebuilding the integrity of its institutions. Delegates at the Restoring integrity conference hosted by the Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA) heard some hard-hitting real-life stories aimed at demonstrating that it is possible to make a positive change.

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Global Financial Crisis changes business ethics

Opinion Piece: EthicsSA
9 May 2013

The 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent economic recession have changed the rules of the game for business worldwide. Significantly, they have also changed the ethics of business—something that companies need to understand if they want to succeed in this new environment.
By Deon Rossouw, CEO, the Ethics Institute of South Africa.

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Unethical behaviour declines in the private sector

Media Release
EthicsSA
9 July 2013
South African Business Ethics Survey shows positive developments in ethics management

There has been a marked decrease in the instances of misconduct observed by private sector employees in South Africa. This is one of the positive findings of the South African Business Ethics Survey (SABES) 2013 in which 4099 employees in 15 companies were surveyed.  The survey is the third of its kind conducted by the Ethics Institute of Southern Africa (EthicsSA) in the private sector.

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Citizen power holds the key to fighting corruption, Says Ethicssa

Media Release
EthicsSA
12 July 2013

Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer 2013 paints a picture of a world in which corruption is, by and large, worsening. South Africa forms part of the overwhelming majority in which citizens believe corruption has increased.

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Make sure Africa’s voice on China is heard – EthicsSA survey still open

Media Release
EthicsSA
18 September 2013

The Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA) is urging Africans to make sure their views about China’s business presence on the continent are taken into account by China’s policy-makers by completing EthicsSAs survey of African perceptions about Chinese investment.

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Schools must be microcosms of the society we want to live in: EthicsSA

Opinion Piece
EthicsSA
30 September 2013

The recent attack on a teacher at Glenvista High is just the latest indication that our schools are microcosms of the broader society in which they exist. The message we should be receiving loud and clear is that we are a society that is prone to respond to problems with violence—and that this “strategy” impairs our performance as individuals and as a nation.

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Ethical companies better positioned to win war for talent

Media Release
20 November 2013

A company’s success has always relied to a great extent on its ability to attract and retain the best and brightest people. Most companies typically rely on a combination of salary and perks to give them the edge in this vital area but there is growing evidence that, in fact, employees are less mercenary than this practice would imply.

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Chinese Business in Africa: Facts VS Feelings

EthicsSA calls for dialogue between Africa and China on Chinese businesses in Africa
https://g3research.co.za/index.php/257173

The Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA) has launched a survey to gauge perceptions about Chinese companies doing business across 15 African countries. The Institute’s CEO, Deon Rossouw, says the survey aims to provide a factual basis for dialogue with the Chinese government and Chinese companies about their involvement in Africa.

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Social and Ethics Committees: Look beyond the letter of the law to maximize business benefits

Media Release
EthicsSA
13 February 2012

The new Companies Act (Act 71 of 2008) and its accompanying regulations require all state-owned and public companies to constitute social and ethics committees. Companies that are judged to have a high degree of public interest are also required to constitute these committees.

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Corruption is your responsibility too

Media Release
EthicsSA
5 March 2012

All of us, as citizens, have a role to play in creating a corruption-free South Africa
- Professor Deon Rossouw, CEO, Ethics Institute of South Africa

When the news broke that five departments in Limpopo Province had been placed under national administration by cabinet late in 2011, the result was a massive public outcry. For many, the damning evidence of appalling mismanagement and outright corruption represented a new low in our national life.

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Khoza controversy points to need for ethics of debate

Media Release
EthicsSA
17 April 2012

Reuel Khoza’s remarks on the quality of South Africa’s political leadership in the chairman’s report in the Nedbank Inegrated Report has provoked a firestorm of reaction from government and African National Congress (ANC) officials. But, says the Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA), the quality of the reaction indicates that the country also needs to pay attention to the way it conducts debates.

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E-tolling Saga: Ethical conduct key to successful protest

Media release
EthicsSA
4 May 2012

Judge Prinsloo’s interdict has dealt e-tolling on Gauteng’s highways a blow, and will remain in force until the court has considered the question fully. Some commentators are even predicting that  government will now seek alternative funding methods. In any event, protests against e-tolling have shown the power of an aroused citizenry.

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