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The Joy of Forensex – Undressing Fraud

The Joy of Forensex – Undressing Fraud Quick question: What do Forensic Investigators use as a contraceptive? Their personalities! I hope that after reading this, you will agree that we do have a sense of humour! Enjoy, and don’t take life too seriously (always). Have you got a dirty little secret? [...]

23 November 2021|

Counting The Cost of an Integrity Lapse

Article by: Charissa Bloomberg / Celebrity Psychologist  “Integrity costs nothing, but when you lose it, you lose everything.”   Charissa Bloomberg   A reputation can take years to build, yet only moments to destroy. And once you’ve lost that hard won trust and credibility, the road to recovery is long and difficult. You may [...]

19 October 2021|

Cadre Deployment – Why the ANC’s Policy of Positions for Pals Must End

For the past 27 years, since first coming to power in 1994, the ANC has implemented a policy of cadre deployment. This is the process whereby as many senior positions as possible (not only in government but also the security forces and state-owned enterprises) are filled either by ANC members or people [...]

19 October 2021|

President Ramaphosa’s Cabinet Reshuffle – The More Things “Change” The More They Stay The Same…

There’s nothing new under the sun… same s**t, different day… Whatever cliché you feel like using to describe President Ramaphosa’s recent national executive reshuffle (his first since taking office three years ago), you’ll be right on the money. With perhaps one or two exceptions, the “new” cabinet is not new. It’s simply [...]

13 October 2021|

What Is the Difference Between Ethics and Integrity?

Article by: Charissa Bloomberg / Celebrity Psychologist  At a time when corruption is destroying organisations around the world on an almost daily basis, it’s surely not surprising that this is still a question so often asked during integrity leadership and development training. There has likely never been a more valuable or opportune moment to [...]

13 October 2021|

Is KOO one of South Africa’s KOOlest companies?

In a move likely to cost around R650 million in total lost revenue, canned food manufacturer KOO recently recalled 20 million canned vegetable products because of safety concerns. In a regular transport and handling test, the company inspected 287 040 cans and found a side seam leak had developed in two of [...]

7 September 2021|

The Great Vaccination Debate – Can Your Employer Make It “No Jab, No Job?”

England is undoubtedly one of the countries leading the race when it comes to vaccinating its population against Covid-19. At the time of writing, some 47 million people had been given their first vaccine dose - nearly 90% of the adult population. Around 39 million - roughly 74% of all adults - [...]

7 September 2021|

In The Aftermath of The Recent Riots, The Silent Looting Continues…

A few days ago, parts of KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng were rocked by some of the worst violence our country has seen since the early 90s. People killed, livelihoods destroyed, billions of Rands in property and wares literally up in smoke… Watching it play out every day for a week was like [...]

4 August 2021|

Hiding Behind Elaborate Masks – Fudging And Faking of Qualifications

An email landed on my desk the other day from an advocate requesting information pertaining to an investigation I’m currently involved in on behalf of government agency. This kind of thing, in itself, is not unusual, but what caught my eye about this particular email was the sender’s long list of credentials, [...]

14 July 2021|

What Are Our Rights When Civil Servants Stop Being Civil?

In December 2020, motoring journalist Marius Roberts was pulled over by a Metro police officer - in an unmarked car - in Johannesburg. Roberts asked the natural and obvious question we would all surely ask in the same situation: “Why have you pulled me over?” This seemingly innocent question kick-started a 15-minute [...]

1 June 2021|