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Social media: a rising threat to journalists’ freedom

Social media has made democracies more democratic by giving everyone a voice. But it also makes cyberbullies with large followings… Read More »

Whistleblowers need our trust and our protection

Fraud researcher and documentary filmmaker Kelly Richmond Pope shares lessons from some of the most high-profile whistle-blowers of the past,… Read More »

Thank you to all the whistleblowers out there

Yesterday 30-July was #WhistleblowerAppreciationDay in the US, while 23-June was World Whistleblower Day. It’s our way of saying a big thank you… Read More »

Ghost workers could kill your company

Are you paying salaries to people who don’t work for you, or who don’t exist? Ghost worker fraud on a… Read More »

Facebook slapped with record $5bn fine over privacy breaches

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has slapped tech giant Facebook with a record $5bn fine over privacy breaches. A US… Read More »

Ethical leadership means first do no harm, in business and in life

We need to be the change we want to see, we can’t expect others to do the right thing when… Read More »

A R1.2bn pot of toxic soup at EOH

Eight people. That’s all. Eight people out of EOH’s staff of 11,500 put the entire company in jeopardy through a… Read More »

Forensic probe uncovers R1.2bn in suspicious transactions at EOH

According to an update today, law firm ENSafrica found evidence of and is investigating R1.2bn in suspicious transactions at ICT… Read More »

The neuroscience of trust

Creating a culture of trust is good for business. Employees in high-trust organisations are more productive and engaged, have more… Read More »

4 Ways Lying Becomes the Norm at a Company

Many recent corporate scandals such as Volkswagen or Wells Fargo have been cases of wide-scale dishonesty. But how could lying… Read More »

The 3 elements of trust

People are more likely to trust leaders who understand and embody the 3 elements that underlie trust. These are: Positive… Read More »

Are you ready to fight fraud?

Strengthening the internal control system and the control environment will help reduce the likelihood of fraud happening as well as… Read More »

This is a WhatsApp whistleblowing message. I don’t know how else to do it

In 2016, out of desperation while on a pilgrimage in France, former South African Airways (SAA) treasurer Cynthia Stimpel sent… Read More »

KPMG fallout: cheating allegations raise new questions

After new allegations at KPMG of cheating on internal training tests, audit committees now have questions about their external auditors’… Read More »

Managers aren’t doing enough to encourage whistle-blowing

If something was seriously wrong at your company, would your staff tell you? The article prompts managers to ask themselves… Read More »

Record number of CEOs fired for ethical lapses

A record 18% of CEOs were replaced in 2018, with more top execs forced out for ethical lapses than were… Read More »

10 tips to avoid common financial scams

Data breaches, identity theft, online scams – every year, a destructive flood of fraud sweeps the world, leaving countless victims… Read More »

Create a workplace where everyone feels comfortable speaking up

It’s vital for employees to voice their concerns when they see something worrying or unethical. But how do you make… Read More »

Fraud causes financial loss in almost half of firms

Occupational fraud and abuse are causing financial losses in almost half of all firms, a survey from Mazars finds. The… Read More »

Bullying and sexual harassment rife in the legal field

Bullying and sexual harassment are rampant in the legal profession. This is according to a new study on nearly 7,000… Read More »