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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Davidson's return reignites end-of-life decision-making debate

Media Release
EthicsSA
17 May 2012

Prof Sean Davison served five months’ home detention in New Zealand, punishment for helping his terminally ill mother to die—at her own request. He now returns to his wife and family in Cape Town and is expected to play a key role in helping to reignite a debate that has, for too long, been dormant in South Africa.

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Unethical leaders threaten ideal of the rainbow nation

Media Release
EthicsSA
28 May 2012

“Ethics is a make-or-break factor for the dream of a rainbow nation,” observed Professor Deon Rossouw, CEO of the Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA).

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Economic inequality greatest cause of unethical conduct in SA

Media release
EthicsSA
5 June 2012

Earlier in May, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation’s 11th SA Reconciliation Barometer was released. One of the main conclusions of the research was that income inequality now surpasses race as a dividing factor in South African society. In fact, 32% of those surveyed believed that disparities in income keeps South Africans divided, as opposed to the 20% who saw race as the main divider.

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Social and Ethics Committees are proving their worth

Media Release
EthicsSA
13 June 2012

When they were first mandated by the new Companies Act, social and ethics committees tended to be seen as yet another burden for corporate South Africa. Indications are, however, that leading companies are embracing social and ethics committees as a positive corporate governance reform.

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Gum-chewing and textbooks: Two dimensions of the ethical challenges south africa faces

Media Release
EthicsSA
23 July 2012

Gum-chewing on the Gautrain and the non-delivery of textbooks to Limpopo schools: two stories making headlines in both traditional and social media. Perhaps more importantly, commentators on social media are linking the two, in particular the scale and swiftness of the consequences each infraction has elicited.

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Marikana points tot he need for social responsibility commitments to be applied to wider range of stakeholders

Media Release
Ethics Institute of South Africa
28 August 2012

“The tragedy at the Marikana mine shows that, as a nation, we need to broaden the scope of social responsibility beyond corporations to include other institutional role-players,” says Professor Deon Rossouw, CEO of the Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA). “

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Three make or break factors to get corporate ethics right

Media Release
EthicsSA
15 October 2012

Research by the Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA) strongly suggests that three factors underlie the inability of many organisations to manage their ethics effectively. Conducted every thrid year, EthicsSA’s National Business Ethics Survey is an in-depth survey of a wide range of South African companies to gauge their ethical organisational cultures.

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