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18 January 2020 Ethics

South Africa

Perfecting the art of graft

The World Bank estimates that corrupt exchanges now involve $1-trn annually. In 2018, Transparency International reported that more than two-thirds of the 180 countries it surveyed received a score of less than 50 on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). In a Business Day analysis, Krish ...

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The fifth South African Business Ethics Survey 2019

The Ethics Institute has released the outcome of its latest thought leadership research undertaking, the South African Business Ethics Survey, or SABES, 2019. Over 2 000 professionals from 19 different companies across various industries participated, answering questions on their perception of ethics in the place where they work.

The definitive ...

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Building reputational capital

By Lee Rossini

A good reputation is worth its weight in gold, especially in the financial services sector. The consequences of a poor reputation or worse, reputation devastation will have a negative effect on a business and could lead to the loss of dissatisfied clients and the associated consequences. Clients ...

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New Europe boss puts focus on AI

Legalbrief Today Issue 4843

New European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, who was elected last week, has committed to ‘put forward legislation for a co-ordinated European approach on the human and ethical implications of artificial intelligence’ within her first 100 days in office. According to an report ...

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Working Smart

By Lee Rossini

Once you have made the decision to sell a business, it is to your advantage to ensure that it is a planned rather than a forced sale. Timing is critical to getting the best deal possible; this means managing the business in a manner that it is ready to be sold at any time. From your point of view, the objective of selling the business is to maximize your returns whilst the objective of the purchaser is to acquire an asset that has a predictable cash flow and potential for growth in order to maximize the return on their investment.



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