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Protect your business by protecting your whistle-blowers
Protect your business by protecting your whistle-blowersArticle

It is the professional duty of business leaders to protect whistle-blowers. The C-suite of any organisation ultimately has a responsibility to make sure they protect the company's bottom line...

Zaakir Mohamed 21 Apr 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

Social justice and compliance - anti-corruption unpacked
Social justice and compliance - anti-corruption unpackedArticle

I am a firm believer that anti-corruption compliance and social justice are synonymous with one another. And when we address the crimes of bribery and corruption, we have to ask; do bribery and corruption speak to the collective welfare of the state and, in turn, make an impact on social justice?

Rui Lopes 15 Feb 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

11 arrested in R124m dubious Mpumalanga land deal
11 arrested in R124m dubious Mpumalanga land dealArticle

A senior government official is among 11 suspects expected to appear in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court in connection with dubious land deals amounting to almost R124-million...

27 Oct 2020

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Whistle-blowers in South Africa are treated as pariahs in spite of their moral courageArticle

Recent reports of the looting of relief funds meant for managing the Covid-19 pandemic have once again shone the spotlight on the abuse of power in South Africa. They beg the question as to how it can be prevented...

Theresa Onaji-Benson, Elmé Vivier, Gideon Pogrund & Mollie Painter 26 Oct 2020

Covid-19 TERS fraud hotline launched
Covid-19 TERS fraud hotline launchedArticle

If you are aware of fraud, especially related to the distribution of monies to help workers through the worst effects of lockdown, now is your chance to blow the whistle and help bring fraudsters to book...

15 Oct 2020

First VBS conviction as former VBS executive goes to jail
First VBS conviction as former VBS executive goes to jailArticle

The former Venda Building Society (VBS) Bank Chief Financial Officer, Philip Truter, will spend seven years behind bars after pleading guilty to charges of fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering...

7 Oct 2020

Necessary changes to eliminate violence and harassment in the workplace
Necessary changes to eliminate violence and harassment in the workplaceArticle

On 20 August 2020, the Minister of Employment and Labour in South Africa published the Draft Code of Good Practice on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work (Draft Code), for public comment...

Tiisetso Rabolao and Kirsty Gibson 27 Aug 2020

New claims and questions from City Press journalist
New claims and questions from City Press journalistArticle

The latest enquiries from the City Press journalist regrettably seeks once more to elevate anonymous emails beyond their merit...

Professor Ihron Rensburg, Issued by Vaal University of Technology 7 Aug 2020

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"Turn down your radio" campaign launched by NAB against GBVArticle

The National Association of Broadcasters SA and its radio members across the nation have launched the "Turn down your radio" campaign to fight the relentless onslaught of gender-based violence in South Africa...

15 Apr 2020

Eskom COO, Jan Oberholzer
Eskom board orders investigation into COOArticle

The Eskom board has ordered an independent investigation into allegations of corruption against its chief operating officer (COO) Jan Oberholzer...

20 Mar 2020

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28 Jun 2019

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Marianne Thamm on the crucial role of whistleblowers and investigative journalists in defeating corruptionArticle

On Wednesday, 10 April 2019 I snatched up the rare opportunity to spend most of my lunch hour with Marianne Thamm, the incredibly smart, candid natural storyteller who has witnessed the harshest violence as an investigative journalist, as well as the hope, resilience and fortitude of South Africa. Here's what you missed...

Leigh Andrews 10 Apr 2019

The ABCs of anti-bribery and corruption
The ABCs of anti-bribery and corruptionArticle

Corruption is a reality throughout the world. For any organisation, the financial and reputational risks that follow incidents of corrupt activity can be quite severe...

Zaakir Mohamed 11 Mar 2019

SIU investigations yield arrests for medico-legal fraud
SIU investigations yield arrests for medico-legal fraudArticle

A probe by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has led to the arrest of a prominent attorney in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, relating to fraudulent medico-legal claims estimated to be over R100 million.

26 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Speaking of things yet to come
#BizTrends2019: Speaking of things yet to comeArticle

Whilst it is exciting to think of the future and to guess what may or may not come to pass, it is also an undertaking that requires deep reflection...

Sizakele Marutlulle 18 Dec 2018

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

Kenyan politicians threaten media
Kenyan politicians threaten mediaArticle

Kenyan parliamentarians harass journalists following corruption allegations...

6 Aug 2018

Kenyan president should not sign cybercrime bill into law
Kenyan president should not sign cybercrime bill into lawArticle

Kenyan legislators have passed a wide-ranging bill that will criminalise free speech, with journalists and bloggers likely to be among the first victims if it is signed into law...

15 May 2018

Era of mega leaks: A lesson from Panama Papers
Era of mega leaks: A lesson from Panama PapersArticle

The time is now ripe for organisations to employ forward-looking risk mitigation and reputation management strategies. The story of the Panama Papers has changed the world...

Victor Moreriane 29 Mar 2018

Public Protector investigating "irregular" recruitments at Prasa
Public Protector investigating "irregular" recruitments at PrasaArticle

The recruitment processes for several senior employees at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) in the Western Cape were "irregular" and in breach of company policy...

Barbara Maregele 7 Feb 2018

People's Tribunal takes on economic crime
People's Tribunal takes on economic crimeArticle

The People's Tribunal on Economic Crime in South Africa will open its first hearings at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on Saturday, 3 February 2018...

2 Feb 2018

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Ace Magashule's wild Free State: Activists faced intimidation, whistle-blowers fledArticle

Death threats and intimidation drove one man to leave the country after exposing crumbling conditions within the province's health system...

Laura Lopez Gonzalez 26 Dec 2017

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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

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Pauw case raises tricky questionsArticle

Questions are being asked about how the confidentiality provisions of the Tax Administration Act are aligned with legislation providing for whistle-blowers and freedom of expression...

21 Dec 2017

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Suspended Eskom acting CEO threatens to sue over Tiso Blackstar's reportingArticle

Suspended Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko has threatened to take action against the Tiso Blackstar Group for its continued reporting on his troubles at the power utility...

Neo Goba 24 Nov 2017

Corporates need to step up to fight corruption
Corporates need to step up to fight corruptionArticle

At a recent seminar hosted by Webber Wentzel and Linklaters, corporate South Africa was urged to take the lead in fighting corruption and maladministration...

23 Oct 2017

How to manage your career in a corporate crisis
How to manage your career in a corporate crisisArticle

Your company is embroiled in a reputational crisis of such magnitude it could bring down the business and with it your previously stellar career as a senior executive ... what do you do to protect your own good name...?

Auguste Coetzer 9 Oct 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

Matshela Koko, former acting CEO: Eskom
Eskom plans to take action against KokoArticle

The Eskom board is taking disciplinary measures against its former acting CE in a bid by the power utility to clean up its corruption-tainted image...

11 Jul 2017

Seven tips for combatting white-collar crime
Seven tips for combatting white-collar crimeArticle

White-collar crime costs the South African economy a huge amount every year. One expert puts the figure at R930 million a year, and poor conviction rates are estimated to be driving a 50% rise in this kind of crime...

6 Feb 2017

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Whistle-blower's input bolsters fraud case against the SABC, says OutaArticle

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said new whistle-blower "evidence" that emerged on Tuesday bolsters its "fraud, racketeering, corruption and abuse of power" case against the SABC...

22 Dec 2016

Suspended treasurer's hearing to be held at the CCMA
Suspended treasurer's hearing to be held at the CCMAArticle

Suspended SAA treasurer, Cynthia Stimpel has won a small but important victory in the Labour Court after the national airline agreed to hold her disciplinary hearing at the CCMA...

Nicky Smith 24 Aug 2016

Acsa lays complaint against three employees
Acsa lays complaint against three employeesArticle

The Airports Company of SA (Acsa) has laid a criminal complaint against three former employees, as well as a businessman who allegedly bribed staff to win tenders at the Port Elizabeth Airport...

8 Jul 2016

Oracle shares sink as lawsuit alleges sales were hyped
Oracle shares sink as lawsuit alleges sales were hypedArticle

Shares in Silicon Valley titan Oracle fell more than 4% on Thursday after a former accountant alleged in a whistle-blower lawsuit that she was pressed to exaggerate cloud-computing sales data...

3 Jun 2016

Challenges to media freedom in South Africa
Challenges to media freedom in South AfricaArticle

As World Press Freedom Day was celebrated on 3 May 2016, marking 25 years since the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration on Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic Media, The Right2Know Campaign issued its comments...

4 May 2016

2016: Year of the consumer snitch
2016: Year of the consumer snitchArticle

Never waste a good crisis - this advice to business leaders was bandied about during the global financial meltdown and subsequent recession. Well, another crisis is on the way and winners and losers across our economy will be determined by whoever seizes or wastes the opportunity...

Aki Kalliatakis 1 Dec 2015

First world protection for South African whistle-blowers
First world protection for South African whistle-blowersArticle

The high profile global media attention around whistleblowing has underlined its relevance to all organisations across the globe...

4 Aug 2015

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The big new risk for business... being KFC'd on social mediaArticle

Getting a 'roasting' from the eye-witness consumer is a growing risk for business now that social media can broadcast even the appearance of questionable behaviour. To be more specific, a brand can be 'KFC'd'...

Aki Kalliatakis 14 May 2015

R2K condemns recommitment to Secrecy Bill
R2K condemns recommitment to Secrecy BillArticle

Right to Know (R2K) condemns the return of the Secrecy Bill and is dismayed at reported comments of the Minister of State Security, praising the Bill and recommitting government...

13 May 2015

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 129: A jam-packed show with Skype, Coca-Cola and more
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 129: A jam-packed show with Skype, Coca-Cola and moreArticle

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Derek Miller, Adelaide and Solomon Potgieter, Sharon Keith and Ian Drummond...

4 May 2015

ITWeb Security Summit features former NSA director, turned whistle-blower
ITWeb Security Summit features former NSA director, turned whistle-blowerArticle

Bill Binney, a former director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and whistle-blower, will be the opening keynote speaker at the ITWeb Security Summit 2015, taking place at Vodacom World from 26 to 28 May 2015...

29 Apr 2015

Employers must examine internal whistle-blowing procedures
Employers must examine internal whistle-blowing proceduresArticle

Whistle-blowing is defined as raising a concern about wrongdoing within an organisation. The Protected Disclosures Act, No 26 of 2000 (PDA), was enacted to protect whistle-blowers and to help combat corruption...

Fiona Leppan and Nick Wright 19 Mar 2015

Doros Hadjizenonos
2015: the year when businesses safeguard themselves from cybercrimeArticle

Last year was a difficult time for businesses when it came to cybercrime...

Doros Hadjizenonos 23 Jan 2015

Anton Harber
Freedom of media under threat even in top democraciesArticle

Significant threats to media freedom are coming from unexpected places, the World Editors' Forum heard in Turin, Italy, last week...

Anton Harber 20 Jun 2014

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