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ABCs of ABAC compliance

Corruption is a reality throughout the world. For any organisation, the financial and reputational risks that follow incidents of corrupt activity can be quite severe.

FEATURE | ETHICS & GOVERNANCE

South Africa’s current woes are in large part a result of a large-scale breakdown in ethics (both personal and professional) and good governance practices. One only needs to look at the goings-on at Steinhoff, KPMG, Eskom, SARS and VBS Bank to see the impact that unethical behaviour, large scale looting and unchecked business practices have had on the South African economy and on South Africans, whose confidence in the leadership of this country and those in business is at an all-time low.

A closer look into African board practices and fees

Remuneration and performance of boards of directors has been the subject of extensive conceptualisation and empirical research over many years. Internationally, most of this research has dealt with European and American based companies.

Do you need a scale-up or start-up mentor?

Leading organisations can be lonely and a coach and mentorship make a real difference. This is especially true when you are an inexperienced CEO in a small start-up or a fledgling scale-up.

Why some companies are more profitable for years longer than their...

New research shows a firm’s competitive advantage can last more than three times as long as previously believed and that companies with 'higher-order' resources can greatly outlast their competitors.

Attendance at board meetings – a critical director’s responsibility

Recent news reports relating to the withdrawal of a non-executive director up for re-election due to his non-attendance at meetings for four years by Purple, a JSE-listed company, highlight one critical area of a director’s responsibility: the necessity to attend board meetings.

Start-Up ideas are everywhere – even in Aged Healthcare

Every loving son ages with the same question on his mind: 'What are we going to do about my mom?' This question follows from some lessons I learned from an interview with Jason Calacanis, an American internet entrepreneur, angel investor, author and blogger and Seth Sternberg, CEO of Honor which is a business in the USA focused on private Home Care for the elderly.

SURVEY | Ethical sentiment among professional South Africans drop sharply!

Following a bruising year of corporate scandals, the AEPF Ethical Practices Survey 2018 reveals 1 in 4 believe financial success is more important than doing the right thing - while 25% in public sector say they fear for their lives when reporting wrongdoing.

BOOK REVIEW | The Highly Profitable Accountant

Take control of your practice, make more money and get your life back. The author, Rudi Jansen, has kindly made this book available as a FREE download on BusinessBrief website.

BOOK REVIEW | LIFT AS YOU RISE – Speeches and Thoughts...

Bonang Mohale is a highly respected South African businessman, who is known as much for his patriotism and his active role in seeking to advance his country’s interests as for the leading role he has played in companies like Otis Elevators, Shell South Africa and South African Airways, among others. Developed over 30 years of business experience, his insights have motivated change in organisations and individuals alike.
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