Results for whistle-blowing
In a country where unethical behaviour and blatant corruption by political and business leaders seem to be the norm, more and more people are asking what causes it and how it can be prevented...
Renate Scherrer 12 Mar 2019
Most investors' first question is, "How much money can I make?" But the accounting scandal at Steinhoff or business fraud at Theranos - and their subsequent share price collapses - highlight that an investor's first consideration should rather be,"How much money can I lose?"
Adrian Saville 30 Jan 2019
Whose problem is workplace fraud, and what can individuals, companies and municipalities do to combat it...?
Graham Reid 1 Oct 2018
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
Eskom is doing all it can to keep the lights on, which includes securing 22% of the funding it needs in the new financial year...
8 Jun 2018
It has become clear that business leadership in South Africa needs a major overhaul, as more and more is revealed about the unethical behaviour of significant brands such as Steinhoff‚ KPMG‚ SAP and Naspers.
4 Apr 2018
The Southern African Freelancers' Association notes with concern the passing of the Films and Publications Amendment Bill, which authorises the Films and Publications Board to regulate online content...
Issued by SAFREA 19 Mar 2018
The Labour Appeal Court of South Africa recently considered what constitutes a "reasonable belief" under the Protected Disclosures Act in the case of Lou-Anndree John v Afrox Oxygen Limited...
Tiisetso Rabolao and Lauren Salt 19 Feb 2018
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
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
It seems that Eskom is losing its top brass at a rapid rate of knots...
13 Jun 2017
It is unusual to speak of honesty in terms of corporate advantage. Yet corporate honesty is a fundamental means of guarding against reputational damage...
Annelize van Rensburg 3 Apr 2017
Whistleblowers are a key element of anti-corruption measures within the workplace, as they are most likely to witness incidences of fraud, corruption and unlawful conduct first-hand...
Tony Canny and Krevania Pillay 22 Mar 2017
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
Tanzanian authorities have charged the editor of a whistle-blowing website for failing to reveal the identity of contributors to the site, court documents revealed...
20 Dec 2016
The digital world is part of our lives and it is fun, but it has a sting in its tail as many who have innocently shared their information in this world have discovered...
Danette Breitenbach 7 Mar 2016
The high profile global media attention around whistleblowing has underlined its relevance to all organisations across the globe...
4 Aug 2015
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
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
National Treasury wants people to look into taking up non-retirement savings products as the current household savings study paints a bleak picture of the future...
26 Nov 2014
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
A research report issued by DLA Piper, which contained a South African chapter quoting the head of the Employment Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Aadil Patel, has received the attention of the South Africa judiciary system, when it was quoted in a judgement delivered in April this year in the South African Labour Court.
14 Apr 2014
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
Fraud is always a temptation for insurance policyholders. It can be as seemingly innocent as not disclosing a medical condition such as high blood pressure, or as criminal as running a syndicate building up a book of policies of fictitious names - or, in extreme cases, a beneficiary murdering someone to get their hands on the capital.
Peter Dempsey 17 Dec 2013
LONDON, UK: British lawmakers will grill the editor of the Guardian next month over the newspaper's publication of intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden, it said on Friday.
11 Nov 2013
TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese camera company Olympus agreed to pay US$2.6m to settle a US investor claim stemming from a huge accounting scandal that hammered its shares.
1 Oct 2013
MTN SA, still reeling from the Iran cellphone scandal, is embroiled in a new bruising battle - this time involving its legal department and a retrenched whistle-blower.
Graeme Hosken 23 Aug 2012
Here is the complete list of special, student and professional awards from the 33rd annual Loeries, held this weekend, 16-18 September 2011, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Cape Town. [twitterfall]
19 Sep 2011
NEWSWATCH: South African expats in Australia and Scotland are taking the government on over the Secrecy Bill with a website (sagovleaks.com) that will allow whistle-blowing without fear of reprisals, reports Times Live, which also reports that our man Manyi now plans to buy TV airtime to push the government's message. Meanwhile, SA's ambassador to Uganda, Jon Qwelane plans to appeal his hate speech conviction, reports Mail & Guardian.
14 Jun 2011
It is in business' interest to express itself very much more vociferously in opposition to the Protection of Information Bill, which is presently being pushed through parliament with a haste and zeal that suggest the government is determined to retreat into a self-protective environment of secrecy and concealment. This is terribly concerning and, given the wide range of concerns from a very broad range of South Africans, very difficult to understand.
Gareth Ackerman 8 Jun 2011
South Africa may be only one month away from turning into a 'secretive' and 'restrictive' society as the ad-hoc parliamentary committee meets today, Tuesday, 24 May 2011, in Cape Town to debate the final destiny of the Protection of Information Bill - aka Secrecy Bill - which the ruling ANC wishes to see finalised by 24 June.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 24 May 2011
Journalists should be prepared to face crude regulations against information flow as governments move to tighten the leads on state secrets according to a Europe-based media expert.
Walter Wafula 3 Jan 2011
There's whistle-blowing, and then there's a stadium full of vuvuzelas. One can be ethically questionable but ultimately moral; the other is overbearing noise that initially makes us smile, but ultimately makes us all deaf.
Ivo Vegter 30 Nov 2010