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How To Establish An Ethics Hotline For Your Company

August 19, 2013

One of the most effective methods for reducing fraud within the workplace is the application of an ethics hotline that will allow and encourage employees, customers and others to report corruption and wrongdoing. An ethics hotline can be a powerful tool and we believe that one should be applied to all businesses of any size…

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Legal Protection for Whistle Blowers

July 31, 2013

In a recent article published by Transparency International, it has come to light that the international whistle blower movement is at the point of no return.  Whistle blowers around the world have the right for legal protection and their demands are being met and laws are being made.  As these protections expand, whistle blowers will…

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Unethical Behaviour Declines In The Private Sector

July 18, 2013

In a recent media release on the 9th July, South African Business Ethics Survey shows positive developments in ethics management. It was concluded that 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…

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Gearing Up For A Thrilling Involvement In 2013 The Put Foot Rally

June 14, 2013

Every day we send our children to school in a pair of shoes without a thought to those kids who are less fortunate and often have to walk for kilometres without shoes.   The vision of The Put Foot Foundation is to put shoes on the millions of children in South Africa that do not have…

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Blowing The Whistle On Fraud And Criminal Activity Pays Off

May 09, 2013

Blowing the whistle pays and this was evident in an article written for Fin24.com and stated that “The Competition Commission has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of companies blowing the whistle on anticompetitive and collusive behaviour. This has enabled it to collect fines worth over four times the annual budget allocated to it…

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Anonymous Whistle Blower Exposes Massive Offshore Corruption

April 18, 2013

Once again whistleblowing has been demonstrated to be of enormous value in exposing those involved in corruption. An investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists into off-shore holdings of people and companies in more than 170 countries and territories hiding trillions of dollars in income and assets was recently released. Read the full article…

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Financial Times Article On Whistle Blowers

March 05, 2013

The Financial Times recently reported that whistle blowers are playing an increasingly important role in uncovering corporate problems in the UK, where 37 per cent of companies surveyed in 2012 reported that they had been the target of a would-be informer.  Read more on this hot topic http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5db40682-8015-11e2-adbd-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2Me0Nddzr

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Whistle-Blower Reinstated – Reg Horne’s Statement

February 14, 2013

In our previous post we shared the story of how a whistle blower known as “Mrs M” working at the Department Of Justice was victimised for speaking out against those who were involved in maladministration. In a statement from our Managing Director, Reg Horne (full report on Iol.co.za) agreed that “Many countries, including our own,…

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Whistle-Blower Reinstated

February 14, 2013

A recent report by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found that the Department of Justice ignored the issues reported of a whistle-blower and failed to take proper action of allegations of maladministration. The complainant only known as “Mrs M”, claims she had been victimised and harassed after she had uncovered fellow employees were misappropriating funds.  Read…

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Art Theft in Pretoria – Informer and Whistleblower Help Police

November 16, 2012

Art theft is the third most lucrative crime in the world, after drugs and illicit arms sales, according to Interpol and the FBI. However, in South Africa it is not very common, despite our high crime rate. Last Sunday (11th) five artworks were stolen from the Pretoria Art Museum’s permanent collection, when three men, under…

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Only 18 Percent of South Africans have Blown the Whistle

October 03, 2012

Transparency International’s latest 2011 Corruptions Index ranks South Africa 64 out of 182. (New Zealand is top and Somalia bottom). At 32 Botswana is the highest ranking African country. In spite of this, less than two out of 10 South Africans (18%) have blown the whistle based on the 2011 survey findings  for the Open…

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Time to Clean up the Public and Private Sectors

October 03, 2012

79% of respondents agree that corruption has become a way of life in the public sector, while 62% of respondents believe the same for the private sector in South Africa. These shocking statistics were the result of four consecutive polls on the website of The Ethics Institute of South Africa (www.ethicssa.org) run from April to…

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