Ethical Practices Survey

Ethics is not prioritised enough in corporate South Africa and according to a survey conducted in both the private and public sectors, the country’s leaders are failing us. The 2018 AEPF Ethical Practices Survey reveals how unethical behaviour is perceived by professionals in the governance, auditing, risk management, fraud management and ethical practices domain in…

What Qualifies as Ethical Behaviour?

Behaving ethically means acting in ways consistent with what society and citizens typically think are good values. Ethical behaviour is good for business and involves demonstrating respect for key moral principles that include honesty, fairness, equality, dignity, diversity and individual rights. Refraining from shady practices Sustainability Diversity and inclusion Exploitation Donations and contributions

Why Ethics Matter

Ethical transformation is critical. The first step is acknowledging ethics and values as important and making the decision to prioritise it above the bottom line. This has to come from the top. Written by Monique Verduyn With the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture unearthing staggering and significant news regarding corrupt activities involving the…

On the right career track: Evodia Malebo

Director: Finance and Budget Management at the Department of Human Settlements. Current job title?Director: Finance and Budget Management at the Department of Human Settlements. What is your proudest career achievement?Working for two of the Big Four audit and accounting firms (EY and PwC) and also working for the Office of the Auditor-General (AGSA). And at…

IT as a Key Audit Matter

Information technology is an integral component of most organisations’ business operations, with individuals and societies placing ever-increased reliance thereon. IT brings with it significant benefits but also significant risks which impact directly on how entities conduct business. The rapid evolution of the IT landscape, coupled with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, creates a new dimension for…

Profile: Leading as a Team

In September of 2018, Michelle Olckers CA(SA) and Anoop Ninan CA(SA) were announced as co-CEO’s of Mazars South Africa. They each share more about themselves and their journey to the top. Michelle Olckers Michelle Olckers, a former University of Cape Town student, admits that her first steps in her chosen profession were uncertain ones. ‘Although…

CPD: New Technologies set to Power and Audit

More data was produced in 2017 than in the previous 5 000 years of humanity. New and disruptive technologies are emerging at a rapid pace. Blockchain, the cloud, robotic process automation (RPA), digital labour, machine learning, deep learning, quantum computing, natural language processing (NLP) − all of these have huge potential to change how business…