The Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA) has released a booklet designed to help businesses understand the municipal procurement process, and what their rights are if they suspect irregularities.
The booklet aims to simplify the procurement procedures and to make businesses aware of the regulations that are intended to foster transparency and accountability in the process. If businesses know their rights they can hold municipalities accountable to follow the procedures correctly. Municipalities spend billions of rands every year in procuring products and services from companies both large and small. Many companies find themselves at a disadvantage because they do not fully understand the often-complex tender processes, or how to question what they see as irregularities in the awarding of tenders.
The EthicsSA booklet provides a clear guide to each step in the procurement process, and how to raise questions.
To download the booklet, click here.
A recent survey of ordinary South Africans conducted by the Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA) and sponsored by Massmart-Walmart gives a fresh view on everyday bribery in the country.
The research was conducted in Massmart stores in Gauteng, Durban, Cape Town and Polokwane. The 6 380 respondents were evenly split in terms of gender, with good representation across age and income groups. Twenty-six percent of respondents earned less than R100 000 a year.
To download the report click here
ANTI-INTIMIDATION AND ETHICAL PRACTICES FORUM (AEPF)
EthicsSA is proud to announce its involvement in a new anti-corruption initiative.
The Anti-Intimidation and Ethical Practices Forum (AEPF) was launched on 28 January 2015 at the IoDSA in Sandton, Johannesburg.
The Forum was established in May 2014 by eight professional bodies who share a common concern about the rising levels of corruption in the country and the concomitant increase in the intimidation of the ‘guardians of governance’ i.e. professionals who work in fields such as auditing, risk management and governance.
The AEPF aims to educate members of professional bodies on how to follow correct procedures to blow the whistle on corruption, and the remedies available to them when they are intimidated for exposing wrongdoing within their organisations. Members will also work together to strengthen ethical standards in the professional arena and lobby for changes that will accord greater protection for whistle-blowers. The Forum will also work closely with the offices of the Auditor-General, National Treasury, the Public Protector and Corruption Watch, amongst others, in its quest to mobilise professionals against crime.
For more information go to: www.aepf.co.za
The Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA) is a non-profit, public benefit organisation, incorporated in September 1999.
Our vision of "Building an ethically responsible society" is achieved by forming partnerships with the public and private sectors, and the professions.
We serve as a resource through our thought leadership, research, training, support, assessment and certification activities.
Everything we do is informed by our core convictions:
- We make a meaningful difference
- We build trusting relationships
- We enjoy working together
In short: At EthicsSA, we find meaning and joy in what we do.
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