Ethical Citizens' Newsletter
Issue 113 | August 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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You cannot fight corruption by fighting corruption!

In this month's lead article, Prof Leon van Vuuren is looking into systemic corruption in our society, its devastating ramifications, and how to grapple with this silent annihilator of the moral. 

"How can the tide be turned? As a small step forward, we will identify several traditional and popular ways of fighting corruption and evaluate their effectiveness. We will then explore a few ideas on what could be done to affect the tide."
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TEI Ethics Talk

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Never take from the people you lead!

Since our podcast series launched in May 2020, it has gained considerable momentum. This newly introduced resource forms part of our communication strategy to provide a convenient, integrated and user-friendly way of personal consumption to our audience; including exciting topics and insights into the global ethics discussion.

This month’s podcast is titled “Never take from the people you lead" recorded by Dr Paul Vorster.  
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Ethically Aware Supplier Induction programme

More information on our easy EASI!

Due to the increasing pressure on large organisations to ensure their suppliers remain aware of ethical issues such as anti-corruption, labour, environmental and human rights practices, TEI had developed a short online course in business ethics to help participants reflect on ethical challenges relevant to their business, and to provide them with tools for promoting ethics in their organisations.

EASI is an interactive programme with animated video content, interesting case-studies, practical scenarios and exercises to keep the participants engaged in this exciting learning experience.
Click here if you want to read more about EASI
New website

As of 21 August 2020, TEI’s new website is OFFICIALLY LIVE!

The goal of the new website is to create a user-friendly browsing experience for our audience. Therefore, some of the changes you could expect include general navigation adaptation, with drop-down menus for both mobile and desktop versions.

We have also improved on the structure of our content and as part of this change, the 'Communication Archive' will no longer be available on a by-user basis. Should anyone be interested in accessing prior bulletins and/or themed presentations, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Click here to view our new website
Registrations are open!

Ethics Officer Learning Forum Webinar
Join us for our 13th Annual Ethics Officer Learning Forum on 18 September 2020. This is the first time that we will present it as a virtual event.  Connect with fellow ethics professionals, share best practice amongst peers and grow your understanding of organisational ethics in this space of mutual learning, sharing and networking.

We will also be announcing the winner of the Ethics Initiative of the Year Award! Once more you will determine through your vote who will win this coveted award.

Click here to register

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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 1060 - Barbara Mommen
  • EO 1061 - Mavis Mpyana
  • EO 1062 - Onicca Mashangoane
  • EO 1063 - Tebatso Bohale
  • EO 1064 - Sibongile Mbeleki
  • EO 1065 - Zareena Badsha
  • EO 1066 - Chantelle Sampson
  • EO 1067 - Takalani Muthaphuli
  • EO 1068 - Asheena Komal
  • EO 1069 - Zimkitha Songxaba
  • EO 1070 - Maliehe Molise
  • EO 1071 - Santoshi Jugmohun
  • EO 1072 - Mathapelo Tembe
  • EO 1073 - Daniel Epee
Click here for the full list of certified Ethics Officers


  • 03 - 29 September 2020 - Online Ethics Officer Certification Programme (private sector)  click here to register
  • 18 September 2020 - Virtual Ethics Officer Learning Forum  click here to register
  • 01 - 27 October 2020 - Online Ethics Officer Certification Programme (public sector)  click here to register
  • 27 - 30 October 2020 - Ethics Ambassadors Virtual Training click here for more information

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