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The corporate culture continuum: from ethical to toxic

By Cynthia Schoeman First published on Ethics Monitor The importance of organisational culture rests on the definition of culture as “the way things are done around here” because it illustrates that culture shapes behaviour in organisations. The quest for more ethical workplace behaviour makes culture especially pertinent and the establishment of ethical conduct as the Read more >

CW welcomes Hawks’ arrest of Vrede scandal suspects

Corruption Watch applauds the Hawks’ morning raid on the Gupta compound, and the subsequent arrests in relation to the Vrede dairy farm investigations, including that of Ajay Gupta. Also arrested was Free State’s agriculture department head, Peter Thabethe. The organisation has repeatedly called for those implicated in multiple corruption scandals to be held accountable and Read more >

TI releases governance principles for SOEs

South Africa’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are not what could be described as the pride of the nation. The likes of Eskom, the Passenger Rail Association of South Africa (Prasa), the South African Post Office (SAPO), South African Airways (SAA), the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), and others have become a national embarrassment rather than a Read more >

CW board on MultiChoice revelations and allegations

In the light of recent revelations and allegations concerning the relationship between MultiChoice and ANN7, the board of Corruption Watch has decided to release the following statement: In response to our public fundraising campaign, Corruption Watch received a donation from, amongst other corporations and individuals, Naspers, the owner of MultiChoice. This donation was received some Read more >

SCA throws out Motsoeneng case

SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has lost yet another bid to appeal against a 2015 Western Cape High Court ruling that found his permanent appointment as COO by the public broadcaster was irrational and should be set aside. The judgment, handed down by the Supreme Court in September 2016, was attached to part B of a Read more >

Motsoeneng’s options are running out

The SABC’s Hlaudi Motsoeneng has lost his bid to appeal against a 2015 Western Cape high court ruling that found his permanent appointment as chief operating officer by the public broadcaster was irrational and should be set aside. The DA had approached the court in a bid to force the SABC to dismiss Motsoeneng following Read more >

Muthambi goes all out for Motsoeneng

Our zero this week is the minister of communications, Faith Muthambi. She is planning to waste more taxpayers’ money in an appeal against the High Court ruling of last week, which found that the appointment of SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng – made by Muthambi – is unlawful and irrational. Muthambi and Motsoeneng have courted controversy Read more >

Muthambi appeal shows contempt

By Bekezela Phakathi There is no rational explanation why Communications Minister Faith Muthambi and South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) executives are intent on defending chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng at all costs, other than contempt for the public protector. The ink had hardly dried on the ruling by the High Court in Cape Town setting Read more >

SCA clarifies the legal effect of PP findings

By Pierre De Vos First published on Constitutionally Speaking It is not easy to engage in a clear-eyed and unemotional discussion of any court judgment that deals with the legal status of the findings and remedial action issued by the office of the public protector. It may therefore be of some value to try and Read more >