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“We need to know who funds which party”

By Thato Mahlangu Asking political parties to openly say who funds them could be a fruitless exercise, said political analyst Dr. Ralph Mathekga, as political parties don’t want to voluntarily name their funders. Mathekga speaking at a panel discussion held on Wednesday 06 November 2019 at the Constitution Hill mentioned how it was a challenge Read more >

Trust inequality at all-time high globally

The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer (ETB) reveals that trust levels have changed significantly in the past year. The ETB measures levels of trust in four main institutions – business, the government, media, and NGOs – in 27 countries around the world. A further 15 sectors, ranging from entertainment and automotive to energy and financial services, Read more >

Edelman barometer: trust is hard-earned these days

The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer (ETB) reveals a world dominated by distrust — 20 of 28 markets surveyed now sit in the territory of distrust, up one from last year. The ETB measures global levels of trust in and credibility of four institutions – business, the government, media, and NGOs. More than 32 000 respondents Read more >

Corruption in business: BLSA CEO Bonang Mohale speaks

By Steven Friedman The University of Johannesburg’s professor of political studies, Steven Friedman, speaks to Bonang Mohale, the CEO of Business Leadership South Africa, about growing concerns that corruption has become embedded in the way business is conducted in the country. Steven Friedman: How representative is Business Leadership South Africa of the country’s private sector? Read more >

Why people commit white collar crimes (and how to stop them)

By Alice BrightSky First published on the FCPA blog We’ve all heard of them — the Bernie Madoffs and Michael Milkens whose cinematic crimes have painted our perception of white-collar criminality. However, while wrongdoers such as Madoff and Milken are rightly villainised for their misdeeds, their dramatic schemes tend to occlude the far more common Read more >

Business leaders take a stance on clean government

By David Lewis First published in Business Day Ever since that fateful day in December 2015, when President Jacob Zuma tried — and failed – to make an end run around the Treasury, business leaders have shown a greater willingness to engage on crucial questions of political governance. While the full story of those four Read more >

Business can be part of the corruption solution

Corruption Watch’s mission is to encourage and enable public participation in combating corruption, said the organisation’s executive director David Lewis. He was speaking at a recent panel discussion at the Wits Business School, where the role of business in fighting corruption in South Africa came under the spotlight, The discussion was led by Lewis, with Read more >

Corruption in SA – where do we stand?

First published on Polity.org.za The National Development Plan envisions zero tolerance for corruption in South Africa by the year 2030. With just over a decade to go, can a country that has a history of several high profile corruption cases break the cycle? This is a question asked by Rudi Kruger, GM of Governance, Risk Read more >

Risk assessment key to anti-bribery compliance

By Valencia Talane Africa has steadily positioned itself over the past few years as an increasingly favourable place to do business for various markets across the world. However, the levels of economic crime – bribery in particular – has got researchers worried, and is a dent in its image that could prove threatening if not Read more >