Gift or Gaffe? – the dilemma of students bearing gifts

‘Tis the season for giving and it’s not uncommon for students to offer their lecturers a gift as a token of their appreciation. But there is a difference between a token and a “gift of influence” which could be intended or perceived as a bribe. Students offering gifts or incentives (financial & otherwise) to staff in […]

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SA’s Integrity Watchdog – know your obligation

We all know that fraud and corruption in its many forms can flourish when nobody bothers to report suspicious conduct. Under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012, all Public Officers have a mandatory obligation to report any conduct they reasonably suspect might be corruption or serious misconduct or maladministration in public administration. Everyone who […]

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