Solly Moeng: Corruption is fixed from the top down

2019-06-12 06:02

Leadership is not a popularity contest, and research shows ethics come from the top down, says Solly Moeng.

5 ways SA can clean up its organisations

2019-06-11 06:00

Ethical culture in SA corporates is still developing but there are several interventions for it to improve, research finds.

Must the president be a moral leader?

2019-02-19 08:21

Why should anyone expect a president to demonstrate certain virtue? If someone is good at the job of political leadership, must they demonstrate exceptional moral character as well, asks Michael Blake.

Worst-ever score for corporate governance in SA - index

2018-11-01 21:42

A scandal-ridden year served up a dismal report card for SA, with the worst-ever score for ethics, compliance and assurance since the Corporate Governance Index's inception five years ago.

The Nene case: An ethical mixed bag

2018-10-11 05:00

The case of Nhlanhla Nene is a reminder that we need to apply more nuance in our assessment of ethical failures. This is something that does not come naturally where binary thinking reigns supreme, writes Deon Rossouw.

Spring cleaning our democratic institutions

2018-09-04 11:25

There is a growing consensus in our society that our social ills can only be tackled in a sustainable way by creating an environment that promotes greater consciousness about who we are as citizens, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

The leader’s role in getting culture right

2018-07-23 09:25

Leaders are pivotal in building a company’s culture. The ESAR model, which Jim Ware – founder of Focus Consulting Group – explains in this article provides them with a structure to do so.

WATCH: Ethical investment - an oxymoron?

2018-07-13 16:34

How should investment managers handle clients demanding sustainable investments, but ones that still give returns?

Google's eerily realistic new AI will identify itself when talking to people, says Google

2018-05-12 14:17

Google's Duplex will have to identify itself on the phone, in order to prevent fooling people into thinking it's a real person

Imperial CEO's 'disturbing' conduct creates first problem for new Eskom board

2018-04-03 16:33

Eskom – and the government – are looking at a court judgment that paints a sometimes very unflattering picture of Eskom board member Mark Lamberti.


Ethical business starts at the top and SA has work to do, survey finds

2019-06-11 08:30

The old adage that a fish rots from the head appears to be true, according to research from the South African Business Ethics Survey for 2019 - and SA still has some work to do.

French fashion group Kering pledges to only hire models older than 18

2019-05-16 10:41

Kering, which owns fashion brands Gucci and Saint Laurent, said on 15 May it would only work with models over 18 to represent adults from 2020. The group's chairman and chief executive Francois-Henri Pinault said in a statement the company has a "responsibility" for the "best possible practices" and hopes others in the industry will follow suit.

It’s not all about the money

2018-11-22 10:44

Yes, profits are good. But also consider the impact of ethical practices before investing in a business.

An entrepreneur's guide to running a clean business

2018-10-15 06:46

Though indiscretions at Steinhoff, McKinsey and KPMG shone a spotlight on unethical business practices, research shows that some small businesses are just as bad, and using smarter ways to conceal it, says Jannie Rossouw.

How to grow a moral economy

2018-09-09 06:21

This week, our economy entered a technical recession. However, our moral recession has long been the new normal, says Gayle Edmunds.

See if you can solve the type of ethics and critical thinking puzzles Elon Musk's secretive LA private school asks students

2018-08-26 20:25

The "Conundrums" series involve open-ended critical thinking and ethics challenges around issues such as property rights.

What drives trust?

2018-07-17 11:24

Companies in the financial services sector are the least trusted in the economy. Addressing this loss of confidence, does not have to be complex.

'Forced' sterilisation of Brazilian woman sparks uproar

2018-06-15 05:22

Claims that a drug-addicted Brazilian woman was subjected to forced sterilisation are sparking accusations of a nightmarish "dystopia" in the country.

Steinhoff still offers SA companies an 'ethics hotline' – operated by KPMG

2018-05-04 06:32

Meanwhile, universities and the Agricultural Research Council have switched to different fraud-and-ethics hotline providers.

STEAM not STEM: Why our future scientists need arts training

2018-02-07 11:47

From biotech to climate change, advances in technology raise significant moral questions. To engage responsibly, our next generation of scientists need training in the arts AND ethics.

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