Nkandla: Flaws in Executive Code of Ethics need urgent attention

Ethics Institute of South Africa
25 July 2014

President Zuma’s failure to meet the deadline for presenting his response to the Public Protector’s Nkandla report, demonstrates the urgent need to fix the existing Code of Ethics for national and provincial cabinet ministers and their deputies.

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Is your organisation ethical? Seven questions you should be asking

Ethics Institute of South Africa
1 July 2014

Most organisations within the public and private sectors accept that they need to be ethical in order to improve performance, build trust with stakeholders and achieve long-term success. But many of them struggle to integrate ethics into the way they do business—especially when nobody is watching.

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Africans indentify seven strategies for promoting ethics and corporate responsibility

Four ethical priorities for South Africa in 2013

Media Release
EthicsSA
21 January 2013

Few South Africans would argue with the view that our country is at a crossroads, with a set of interrelated challenges threatening to undermine the social fabric of our democracy. “To put the country back on track for a prosperous future and fulfil the promises of our transition, we need to focus on four key areas,” says Deon Rossouw, CEO of the Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA).

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Moral regeneration has to be an inside job

Opinion Piece
EthicsSA
14 February 2013

There’s no doubt that South Africans are finally waking up to the fact that we need to reset our nation’s moral compass. Just let’s be clear: this is not something that we can outsource to the state. The buck stops with communities.
By Deon Rossouw, CEO, the Ethics Institute of South Africa

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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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