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International Fraud Awareness Week 2015

November 16, 2015

Whistle Blowers (Pty) Ltd Joins Movement to Shine a Spotlight on Fraud International Fraud Awareness Week kicks off Nov. 15, 2015 worldwide Fraud costs organisations worldwide an estimated 5% of their annual revenues, according to a study conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). If applied to the 2014 estimated Gross World Product,…

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Annual Corruption Survey Results

November 03, 2015

A global risk consultancy, Control Risk, recently released the results of their Annual Corruption Survey which makes for interesting reading. George Nicholls, senior managing director of Control Risks Southern Africa, “Too many businesses are losing out on good opportunities to corrupt competitors, or choosing not to take a risk on an investment or entering a…

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UK Banks To Appoint Whistleblower Senior Managers

October 14, 2015

Whistleblowers have increasingly been under the spotlight. This is due to the fact that a number of high-profile company and industry investigations have been trigged by whistleblowers that have come forward with evidence of illegal conduct. The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have published a set of rules in an…

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Celebrating 15 Years!

September 09, 2015

Over the past 15 years we have continuously strived to be leaders in our field and have succeeded in being the leading independent whistleblowing service provider in South Africa. We now service clients in over 22 countries, proudly fostering long-term relationships with our clients and continually strive towards service improvements.

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Small businesses are at a greater risk

September 08, 2015

Recently, at the Procurement Indaba held in Durban, Lindiwe Zulu, Small Business Development Minister, spoke of how small businesses are being stifled by procurement corruption.

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2015 Anti-bribery And Corruption Survey Results

August 05, 2015

“Having an effective anti-corruption programme is more important for companies today than ever before.” – says Africa’s largest law firm, ENSAfrica. ENSAfrica recently released their 2015 anti-bribery and corruption results. 88 organisations across Africa participated in the survey.

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Fraud costs retailers billions!

June 25, 2015

Shoplifting, employee or supplier fraud and administrative errors cost retailers billions every year. According to a survey by the National Trade Federation (NRF), shoplifting accounted for the largest portion of the loss at 38%, followed by employee theft at 34.5%, administrative and paperwork theft at 16.5%, vendor fraud or error at 6.8% and unknown loss…

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WHISTLEBLOWING IN SCHOOLS

June 22, 2015

Drugs at schools, bullying and abuse of learners by educators and even abuse of educators by learners has featured prominently in the press and social media lately. “Schools are no different to companies when it comes to ethics and all who operate in the framework thereof. The brand and public image is also important to…

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How corrupt is South Africa?

June 10, 2015

A new index looking at corruption and justice aims gives insight into how people experience rule of law in everyday life – in South Africa and around the world. The WJP Rule of Law Index 2015 is based on data from 100,000 household and expert surveys in 102 countries and jurisdictions. “The Index is the…

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Why Do Companies Need A Whistleblowing Program?

May 27, 2015

Whistleblowers have saved companies billions of Rands over the last decade, but have not always received the protection or the appreciation they deserve.

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PURPOSE OF WHISTLEBLOWING

April 23, 2015

The purpose of whistleblowing is to eradicate unethical behaviour in the workplace. A key component to workplace ethics and behavior is integrity, or being honest and doing the right thing at all times. 25% of employees would steal, 25% would never steal, 50% could go either way depending on culture. – M J Comer Organisations…

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Why is Whistle Blowers a must for every organisation?

April 15, 2015

  Whistleblowing is consistently the most common detection method, by a significant margin, for cases of occupational fraud. The longer frauds last, the more financial damage is caused, therefore proactive detection measures, such as a whistleblowing hotline, are vital in detecting frauds early and limiting company losses. 43% of fraud is uncovered by whistleblowers.  The…

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