Ethical Citizens' Newsletter
Issue 115 | October 2020
Welcome to TEI's newsletter, our monthly communication to Supporters and friends of the institute. Here we share original articles written by our experts, spread the word of upcoming ethics training and events, and publicly acknowledge the latest certified ethics officers.
Lead article

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Blowing the whistle should not lead to banishment

Kris Dobie, author of this month's lead article, asks why we are expecting whistleblowers to personally carry the cost for a societal good.  

Whistleblowers, concerned and responsible citizens, are doing what is right, what must be done, yet at a great personal cost. Read more about the whistleblowers plight in this thought provoking article. 
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Ethics Initiative Winner Contribution

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Your rights and responsibilities when it comes to workplace bullying

Workplace bullying is a violation of fundamental human rights that often leave victims physically, psychologically, and professionally scarred, and you have a right to the protection of your physical and emotional wellbeing at work and no forms of harassment should be tolerated.

Read more about how workplace bullying is managed at PhilAfrica Foods, written by our Ethics Initiative of 2020 Award winner, Berenice Meintjes.
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Supporter Contribution

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Is there a Disconnection between Profit, Sustainability and Ethics in Businesses Practices?

The balance between pursuing market opportunities while maintaining accountability, transparency and ethical integrity has proven to be a challenge for business organisations since the arrival of the global Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020. The accountability and responsibility of business organisations are constantly subject to question.

In this article, UNISA Professor Angelo Nicolaides and Revantha Gajadhur discuss how large organisations are taking their ethical and environmental responsibilities more seriously, and these issues are becoming more critical in the business agenda.
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Annual Ethics Masterclass

Whistleblowing and how to create a speak up culture
We are excited to announce that the Annual Ethics Masterclass is taking place online on Friday 13 November 2020. Join Prof Deon Rossouw, Liezl Groenewald and a prominent whistleblower who will talk about their experience with whistleblowing. Liezl will also take you through how to create a speak up culture and provide other practical guidance from her Whistleblowing Management Handbook.

Join Liezl and Prof Deon Rossouw, who will be introducing the topic, for this informative and transformative session.
Click here if you are interested in attending
Partner Event
Business and Social Media: Opportunities and Risks

The Hoffman Center for Business Ethics is delighted to announce the 16th Annual Global Business Ethics Symposium, sponsored by the State Street Foundation.

This year’s theme is “Business and Social Media: Opportunities and Risks.” The Symposium will take place online over two days, November 12th and November 13th. We have some very exciting speakers on the program, and our panelists include a range of outstanding contributors to academia and practice, including some of Bentley’s faculty and staff.

The event is free for all, and you are welcome to attend some or all of it as your schedule permits.   
Click here for more information
Partner Event

BEN-Africa 19th Annual Business Ethics Conference
  “Africa beyond 2020 – Ethical Reflections, Transformational Possibilities”.
3 panel discussions are to be held on 6 November 2020 in the virtual BEN-Africa 19th Annual Business Ethics Conference. Covering topics that speak to the transformational possibilities that the pandemic now presents us with and which will have a major impact on any such conversations for the foreseeable future.
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Partner Event

EPA hosting Mandy Wiener, author of The Whistleblowers
The Ethics Practitioners Association (EPA) has the privilege of hosting Mandy Wiener, multi-award-winning reporter, acclaimed author and host of the 702 Midday Report, at our next webinar event scheduled for Tuesday 27 October from 14:30 to 15:30.
Mandy will be speaking on her latest book, The Whistleblowers where she partnered with acclaimed photographer Felix Dlangamandla. The book captures the human narrative behind these special justice-seekers through poignant stories and pictures.
Click here for more information
Congratulations, new Ethics Officers!

In the past couple of months, the following people successfully fulfilled the requirements of the Ethics Officer Certification Programme and have been certified as ethics officers.
  • EO 1106 - Fikile Dlamini
  • EO 1107 - Tshepo Raseleka
  • EO 1108 - Janis Jordan
  • EO 1109 - David Sofonia
  • EO 1110 - Petrus Horn
  • EO 1111 - Gillian Edworthy
  • EO 1112 - Sara Keller
  • EO 1113 - Ndahambelela Haikali
  • EO 1114 - Olga Granova-Mooi
  • EO 1115 - Saretta Muller
  • EO 1116 - Eden Esterhuizen
  • EO 1117 - Stephanie Naidoo
  • EO 1118 - Rudolph Shaku
  • EO 1119 - Kwazikwakhe Mtungwa
  • EO 1120 - Cyril Mosupye
  • EO 1121 - Nhlanhla Nkuna
  • EO 1122 - Ntando Sihlangu
  • EO 1123 - Suzan Raphela
  • EO 1124 - Gillian Baker
  • EO 1125 - Bongiwe Dube
  • EO 1126 - Mathapelo Mosia
  • EO 1127 - Fernanda Fazenda
  • EO 1128 - Jabulani Mudau
  • EO 1129 - Nancy Cardoso
Click here for the full list of certified Ethics Officers


  • 27 October 2020 - Managing Conflicts of Interest click here to register

  • 12 November - 08 December 2020 - Online Ethics Officer Certification Programme (private sector) click here to register

  • 13 November 2020 - Supporter Masterclass click here to register
  • 21 January – 16 February 2021 - Online Ethics Officer Certification Programme (private sector) click here to register

  • 4 February - 2 March 2021 - Online Ethics Officer Certification Programme (public sector) click here to register

  • 16 – 19 March 2021 - Ethics Ambassador Workshop click here to register
To register you can also email
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