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Read our exclusive cover story entitled WHISTLEBLOWING | THE COST OF COURAGE! by David Loxton, Head, Africa Forensics & Cyber, as well a host of other topical management articles written by professionals, consultants and academics in the February/March 2019 edition of BusinessBrief.
SAICA's response to the VBS Mutual Bank report released by Advocate Terry Motau SC on 10 October 2018. The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) takes note of The Great Bank Heist, Advocate Terry Motau SC’s forensic report on the alleged fraud that took place at VBS Mutual Bank.
South Africa’s economic future is inextricably linked to the broader efforts to create a cohesive and progressive society. Initiatives to stimulate key sectors of the economy and attract investment to ignite job-creating growth will not be successful if they are not accompanied by a parallel process to address lingering issues in society that inhibit nation building.
South Africa and other societies spend untold millions on combating the scourge of corruption. Conferences are held on how to fight it more effectively and entire academic fields are dedicated to analysing it. We tend, however, to overthink and complicate corruption.
Being able to speak the truth, without the fear of being intimidated or being politically incorrect is a liberty that sets a person free, both physically and psychologically. However, this attribute is increasingly more difficult to find in the leadership and structures of the ‘new’ democratic South Africa.
Africa has a higher percentage of companies affected by fraud, theft, money laundering or other financial crimes than the global average, according to one of the most comprehensive surveys of international business to date. Thomson Reuters commissioned the survey of more than 2,300 senior business leaders in large companies to shine a light on how pervasive such crimes have become across the world.