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How do we build an Ethical Framework for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

The technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are transforming society and reshaping our future. While the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution offer extraordinary opportunities, they pose a number of challenges including, for example, impacts on the workforce with advances in artificial intelligence, strains on privacy and freedom of expression, what limits – if any…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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Help your team understand what data is and isn’t good for

Leaders today increasingly turn to big data and advanced analytics in hopes of solving their most pressing problems, whether it’s a drop-off of repeat customers, a shift in consumption patterns, or an attempt to reach new markets. The prevailing thought is that more data is better, especially given advancements in tools and technologies such as…

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