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Corporates not shying away from bad behaviour

Ernst & Young’s (EY) 14th global fraud survey (GFS) for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, was released on 14 May. The report reveals a trend of unethical behaviour in corporates that is driven by pressure to achieve higher revenue and greater earnings growth. Titled Fraud and corruption – the easy option for growth?, the Read more >

Private sector action against corruption – part one

By Janine Erasmus Corruption in the public sector is under constant scrutiny, but there’s no doubt that the private sector is affected too. Where corruption in public procurement takes place for example, it’s likely that a private company will be involved, either as a victim or a perpetrator. In the latest Global Economic Crime Survey, Read more >

Well run businesses resist local and global corruption

By Valencia Talane South Africa’s corruption dilemma is a characteristic of the developing world, and it’s not unique to this country. There’s an urgent need, however, for the implementation of anti-corruption strategies which will enforce the abundant anti-corruption legislation already in place. This will spare South Africa the erosion of good business and political practices Read more >

Call to root out ICT corruption

Source: IT-Online  As fraud and corruption in the ICT industry reach epidemic proportions, there are calls for an independent body to bring stakeholders together in a bid to chart how widespread the problem is, and to thrash out a solution. An upcoming independently-moderated discussion forum may pave the way – see the bottom of this Read more >

New tool to help fight conflict of interest

Dodgy government officials who spend their time running their own businesses instead of helping to run the country will find it increasingly tricky to protect their private projects from public scrutiny, thanks to new tools that have been created to improve the visibility of any conflicts of interest. A new software package, created by six Read more >

The big business of corruption

Corruption seems to have become the norm and if big business can't keep its hands off public funds, can South Africans expect government to do so, asks Nickolaus Bauer in Mail&Guardian. Read the original article here. The alleged fixing of state construction contracts dominated newspaper headlines earlier this week, but soon petered out as allegations Read more >