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Issue 119 | March 2021
The monthly communication to Supporters and friends of the institute where we publish articles and thought pieces by TEI subject matter experts, share our exciting training and events calendar, and acknowledge the certification of ethics officers.
Lead Article


 
Loyalty: A destructive comfort zone

In the March 2021 lead article, Prof Leon van Vuuren elaborates on how loyalty could create an illusion of security for some, distorts general reasoning, and may even become a destructive comfort zone.

Read more about Prof van Vuuren's perspectives in this insightful article.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Thought piece

Why say no!

In a thought-provoking piece by Dantia Richards, much is said about why saying "no" might be the most ethical decision one could make.

Read more about the context and ethical considerations applied in this article by Dantia.

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Taking the geography out of ethics

How do Ethically Aware Suppliers support business integrity in Africa?

In a recent Basel Institute working paper, Kris Dobie of The Ethics Institute contributed an article on how local certification programmes developed with a collective action approach can help SMEs to develop and demonstrate robust anti-corruption compliance procedures, ease due diligence for large companies seeking suppliers in local markets and raise standards of integrity across a market or geographical area.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Whistleblowers

 
Whistleblowing and Corruption:  Shifting the Culture – A Societal Revolution

It was whistleblowers and journalists that brought down the State Capture project and helped bring widespread corruption and malfeasance into the light. Through exposing wrongdoing and dodgy deals, these brave individuals were able to hold power to account, return billions of stolen rand to the fiscus and remove a political regime.
 
Yet despite their heroism, whistleblowers are considered problematic, pushed to the fringes of society and treated like impimpis and pariahs. Sadly South Africa does not have a culture of celebrating or rewarding whistleblowing. In 2020, journalist Mandy Wiener published The Whistleblowers to highlight these experiences.  Shortly after the publication, Bianca Goodson, a former Trillian executive, wrote to the President urging him to protect whistleblowers as they are the strongest weapon against corruption.
 
In this talk, these two formidable women join forces and share unique insight through personal experience and the lessons for individuals and corporates around governance, culture and processes. They emphasise the need for a societal revolution in how we treat and protect whistleblowers. Are you just ticking the box or do you truly have the requisite systems and people in place to root out corruption?

Organisations that are interested in learning more about the talk they present, can contact Mandy Wiener or Bianca Goodson.


CLICK HERE to contact Mandy Wiener                                       CLICK HERE to contact Bianca Goodson

TEI Project Showcase

 
Safeline Certification:  How we contribute to protect whistleblowers
 

The Ethics Institute's Safe Reporting Service Provider Standards are best practice standards that specify the requirements for quality safe reporting systems.

Service Providers use these standards to demonstrate their ability to consistently provide quality services that would protect potential whistleblowers.  These standards should be seen, and are used as a business management tool to drive value, improve operations and reduce reputational risks.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Partner Activities

 
IRMSA Risk Report - South Africa risks 2021

Reflecting on the past year, 2020 has demonstrated the absolute necessity of risk-based decision-making in achieving strategies, especially when confronting volatile scenarios and global risk impacts. The IRMSA Risk Report: South Africa Risks 2021 unpacks these learnings as well as the competencies we need to be successful and risk resilient organisations.

The report highlights the integrated strategic risk and resilience mindset. And then, of course, the ability for risk management to get the message across in such a way that we don’t have any white elephants in the room anymore and packages the information in such a way that is meaningful, impactful and has value.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REPORT
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 1143 - Eric Mokadi
  • EO 1144 - Lerato Mgidlana
  • EO 1145 - Jacqueline Poltera
  • EO 1146 - Reica Rampersadh
  • EO 1147 - Carly Bongers
  • EO 1448 - Rochelle Davids
  • EO 1149 - Bathabile Ponu
  • EO 1150 - Mandla Shili
  • EO 1151 - Suré van der Bank
VIEW CERTIFIED ETHICS OFFICERS HERE
Calendar


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Upcoming training and events

The Ethics Institute has an exciting training calendar for 2021.  If you wish to register for any of our training sessions or events - please contact Kgothatso Tshabalala.
  • 29 April - 25 May 2021 - Online Ethics Officer Certification Programme [Private Sector focus] click here to register
  • 5 - 31 August 2021 - Online Ethics Officer Certification Programme [Private Sector focus] click here to register
  • 30 September - 26 October 2021 - Online Ethics Officer Certification Programme [Private Sector focus] click here to register
  • 14 October - 9 November 2021 - Online Ethics Officer Certification Programme [Public Sector focus] click here to register
  • 11 November - 7 December 2021 - Online Ethics Officer Certification Programme [Private Sector focus] click here to register
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR 2021 TRAINING CALENDAR
TEI Supporter subscriptions
For any enquiries or additional information regarding your Supporter subscription, please contact us on
(012) 342 2799 or at supporters@tei.org.za. Please visit our supporter page for more Supporter opportunities.

 
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