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Senior Eskom manager suspended, R12m bank account frozen
Senior Eskom manager suspended, R12m bank account frozenArticle

Eskom's senior coal procurement manager, Petrus Mazibuko, has been suspended on suspicion of corruption involving millions...

10 May 2021

The closing of South Africa's Fugard Theatre points to systemic failures
The closing of South Africa's Fugard Theatre points to systemic failuresArticle

South Africa's theatre fraternity has reacted with heartbreak to the announcement that Cape Town's famous Fugard Theatre has closed its doors for good. Fiona Ramsay is head of the department of theatre and performing arts at the University of the Witwatersrand. She asked Ismail Mahomed, a playwright and seasoned theatre and arts festival manager, about what forces aligned to see the theatre close - and whether this could have been prevented.

Fiona Ramsay 5 May 2021

Why companies should encourage and not victimise whistle-blowers
Why companies should encourage and not victimise whistle-blowersArticle

Companies should be actively encouraging employees to blow the whistle on corporate issues, ethics or concerning behaviour, without fear of risk or harassment, because an effective whistle-blowing programme is of immense value to the business...

13 Apr 2021

The duty to report suspected fraud and the consequences thereof
The duty to report suspected fraud and the consequences thereofArticle

The Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act places a duty on defined persons in a position of authority to report certain offences over R100,000...

Corné Lewis 6 Apr 2021

Fighting intimidation in the audit space
Fighting intimidation in the audit spaceArticle

A survey reveals that an increasing number of auditors feel threatened or intimidated during the course of their work...

21 Jan 2021

How the privacy debate will shift in 2020
How the privacy debate will shift in 2020Article

Data privacy and protection are likely to be high on the agenda for 2020 in the wake of Facebook-Cambridge Analytica and other data scandals. These controversies have prompted regulators and consumers alike to question how much personal data big tech companies gather, how they put it to work, and how they store and manage it...

Grant Lapping 9 Jan 2020

Sexual harassment - a workplace problem that won't go away
Sexual harassment - a workplace problem that won't go awayArticle

Sexual harassment in the South African workplace is more prevalent than many might care to admit, but false accusations are muddying the waters of those with legitimate claims, according to Nicol Myburgh, head of the HR Business Unit at CRS Technologies...

13 Nov 2019

NSFAS employees arrested for fraud
NSFAS employees arrested for fraudArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has confirmed and welcomed the arrest of three employees following allegations of fraud relating to student allowances...

10 Oct 2019

FMRC: Reward whistle-blowers
FMRC: Reward whistle-blowersArticle

The South African government should consider setting up a programme that will reward persons who blow the whistle on alleged corruption in the financial sphere, a draft report on financial market conduct has recommended...

5 Sep 2018

Nxesi on drive to root out corruption in property sector
Nxesi on drive to root out corruption in property sectorArticle

Public works minister Thulas Nxesi on Thursday, 31 May, called on property sector representatives and members of the public to work with government to expose corruption...

1 Jun 2018

DWS to fully cooperate with Parly inquiry
DWS to fully cooperate with Parly inquiryArticle

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) says it will fully cooperate in the inquiry set to investigate the financial state of the department...

9 May 2018

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2017 Daily Maverick South African Persons of the Year: The Whistle-blowersArticle

In 2017, the horrifying extent of State Capture finally became clearer to the South African public. And we would still be languishing in the dark were it not for the whistle-blowers: the handful of courageous South African men and women who did not remain silent in the face of wrongdoing, but stood up and spoke out...

Jessica Bezuidenhout & Rebecca Davis 22 Dec 2017

Eyewitness News reporter Gia Nicolaides.
#BizTrends2018: Information overload - finding the 'right' kind of newsArticle

If you heard the news today, it's because you chose to. It doesn't mean that you and I have consumed the same news and even if we have, the information and our level of engagement may be different...

Gia Nicolaides 22 Dec 2017

Legal protection for whistle blowers
Legal protection for whistle blowersArticle

The levels of corporate wrong doing being uncovered at the moment highlights the need for employees to stand up and blow the whistle...

Johan Botes 22 Sep 2017

Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards
Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam AwardsArticle

Kenya's Business Daily journalist, Allan Odhiambo, wins at Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism...

10 Jun 2016

Deloitte Tip-offs Anonymous hotline curbs fraud
Deloitte Tip-offs Anonymous hotline curbs fraudArticle

Deloitte's financial services clients were most active at using the company's tip-off hotline to report alleged incidents of fraud at their companies in 2015, accounting for 76% of all fraud calls made using the hotline...

11 Dec 2015

Policies must be in place to deal with sexual harassment
Policies must be in place to deal with sexual harassmentArticle

In South Africa, sexual harassment is prohibited by the Employment Equity Act. Employers are tasked with policing this - and, if they don't, they risk being sued for large sums...

5 Jun 2015

Blow the whistle for reason not reward
Blow the whistle for reason not rewardArticle

Whistle Blowers is receiving a growing number of calls from companies seeking advice on the pros and cons with regard to the offering of rewards for information that leads to a fraud conviction...

8 Apr 2015

Large or small - whistle blowing remains the best call for business
Large or small - whistle blowing remains the best call for businessArticle

Small companies are both disproportionately victimised by fraud and significantly under-protected by anti-fraud controls, a combination that could easily put them out of business...

10 Mar 2015

Employment law specialists must offer more proactive services
Employment law specialists must offer more proactive servicesArticle

This year, South Africa had witnessed the longest industrial action within the mining sector. In addition, a raft of new employment laws were in the process of being enacted in South Africa.

22 Sep 2014

Powerful Parkland
Powerful ParklandArticle

An extraordinary new retelling of the JFK assassination, Parkland takes a closer look at one of the 20th century's most examined events in a unique new light.

Daniel Dercksen 29 Apr 2014

Increase in calls to Whistle Blowers
Increase in calls to Whistle BlowersArticle

While South African crime surveys indicate a general decrease in the use of external hot lines, the average number of calls received by Whistle Blowers clients has increased over the last 18 months.

26 Mar 2014

Ed Herbst
Load shedding - a media-related chronologyArticle

Part 1 of this article covers the lead up to our current electricity crisis. Part 2 deals with the media coverage - or not, in the case of State media - of the crisis.

Ed Herbst 14 Mar 2014

Bucking the trend
Bucking the trendArticle

For over 30 years Andrew Buckland has worked as a writer, performer, and director across theatre, television, and film.

Eugene Yiga 22 Oct 2013

POIB: Sanef still wants public interest defence clause
POIB: Sanef still wants public interest defence clauseArticle

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) welcomes President Jacob Zuma's decision to refer the Protection of State Information Bill back to Parliament for reconsideration.

13 Sep 2013

Hidden entitlements: rights of trade unions under Companies Act
Hidden entitlements: rights of trade unions under Companies ActArticle

The Companies Act is typically not in the foremost of one's mind when discussing the impact of labour legislation. However, employers dismiss the importance of this statute at their peril.

Mohsina Chenia and Nicholas Preston 12 Sep 2013

Whistle Blowers launches Indian and Asian call centres
Whistle Blowers launches Indian and Asian call centresArticle

Whistle Blowers has launched a call centre and innovative crime prevention and detection service for the Indian and Asian markets. The launch stems from Whistle Blowers' experience regarding workplace crime and the implementation of corporate governance.

11 Jun 2013

Mr SA finalist encourages sweating it out for charity
Mr SA finalist encourages sweating it out for charityArticle

One of 20 finalists for the Mr South Africa 2013 title, Johannesburg model and businessman Dale Horne is giving back by organising a charity fundraiser to benefit AIDS orphans.

10 Jun 2013

A stormy frequencyArticle

Unlike his predecessor, the current executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr Eugene Ikemefuna Juwah, is a taciturn man. Though friendly and brilliant, the NCC boss does not address journalists every now and then except on occasions when serious industry issue crops up. On such occasion, a different Juwah is seen blowing hot, invoking NCC Act to buttress his stance.

Zakariyya Adaramola 23 Oct 2012

COSATU addresses SANEF, R2K on infamous bill
COSATU addresses SANEF, R2K on infamous billArticle

Reaffirming its opposition to the Protection of Information Bill, the COSATU general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi addressed the South Africa National Editors Forum (SANEF) and Right2Know in a formal meeting held on Wednesday, 30 November 2011 in Johannesburg, deploring the unprecedented and sustained negative attention the bill has attracted, both locally and internationally.

1 Dec 2011

Secrecy Bill finalisation deadline moved to September
Secrecy Bill finalisation deadline moved to SeptemberArticle

The good news is that the new deadline for finalisation of the Protection of Information Bill is now September 2011, but the ad hoc committee dealing with it was scheduled to meet again on Friday, 24 June, this week and during the parliamentary recess. Earlier last week, SANEF sent an open letter to every MP to reinforce its concern about remaining clauses of the Secrecy Bill.

24 Jun 2011

Global petition in defence of SA's media freedom
Global petition in defence of SA's media freedomArticle

There's a new online petition spreading virally in defence of South Africa's media freedom: this time using the international Avaaz.org platform, a global online advocacy community that has been bringing people-powered politics to global decision-making since 2007. It's already reached its initial target in less than 24 hours and is now aiming for 20 000.

23 Sep 2010

Auckland Park Declaration an "opening gambit"
Auckland Park Declaration an "opening gambit"Article

In an unprecedented show of unity, our country's newspaper editors came together late last week to say "enough" to the government and sign what they have called the Auckland Park Declaration. And about time, too.

Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 10 Aug 2010

Cartoonists sound warning on new Kenya's media legislationArticle

Cartoonists Rights Network (CRN) and its Kenya affiliate have voiced concern over proposed legislation and the creation of Media Council in Kenya.

17 Aug 2007

Kenya Anti-corruption Commission goes digitalArticle

The war against corruption in Kenya is to assume new dimensions following the introduction of an online corruption reporting system code named Business Keeper Monitoring System (BKMS) to enable whistle blowers report corruption cases anonymously.

Joyce Joan Wangui 23 Jul 2007

Spying in the workplace: big money?Article

The Business Software Alliance launched its rewards program in the US in 2005 to encourage individuals with detailed information about software piracy to come forward and confidentially submit the information. Since then, the BSA claims that it successfully settled with hundreds of companies, bringing in nearly US$22 million.

20 Jul 2007

Herman Manson
Do we need to protect confidential sources in order to do our jobs?Article

The use of anonymous sources by journalists, and the pressure to reveal the identities of these sources by business and governments, has made international headlines over the past few months.

Herman Manson 21 Jun 2005

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