05 NOVEMBER 2019
Corruption: unbridled, unveiled and unplugged
Milpark Business School hosted a special guest speaking event recently at the Johannesburg Country Club with the theme: Corruption: unbridled, unveiled and unplugged.
In a time in South Africa where corruption has become a recurring topic, Advocate Tommy Prins SC, shared his extensive insights and first-hand experience on the role of the senior manager against the backdrop of the corruption pandemic, considering responsibility, accountability and risks.
The Corruption Perception Index released by Transparency International scores South Africa at 43/100, and as such, SA remains in the group of countries that fall under the 50 mark. These figures do not bode well, and questions the state of ethical leadership in South African organisations. In addition, in 2018 alone, Corruption Watch received 4196 reports of corruption with Gauteng generating 45% of these reports. The steady increase of reports since the inception of Corruption Watch is also cause for concern. Types of corruption reported in 2018 included; the abuse of power, bribery, employment corruption, procurement corruption and other fraudulent activities.
The dire need for ethical and responsible leadership is evident, and Milpark Business School is committed to developing students for the common good by equipping current and future business leaders to pursue ethical and sustainable business practices.
The event was well attended by MBA students, alumni, and faculty, with a stimulating question and answer session that followed Adv Tommy Prins’ insightful talk. Collectively attendees left with a renewed awareness of the role and responsibility of people in authority in addressing the scourge of corruption in our society.