Accountants & Accountability – Courage Is Free

[Daily Maverick] You are the guardians of us as citizens, sworn to uphold ethics in the business sector, I told the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants this week. Courage is free. It has to be more action than hanging a portrait of Nelson Man…

[Daily Maverick] You are the guardians of us as citizens, sworn to uphold ethics in the business sector, I told the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants this week. Courage is free. It has to be more action than hanging a portrait of Nelson Mandela in your reception or boardroom, or doing the CEO sleep-out, or committing to 67-whatever.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

KPMG, Zuptas and the Tainting of Chartered Accountancy

[Daily Maverick] What do former Eskom board member Mark Pamensky, former Eskom CFO Anoj Singh, and at least four of the ousted KPMG partners have in common? At least two things, it turns out. First, they have all been implicated in some measure of wron…

[Daily Maverick] What do former Eskom board member Mark Pamensky, former Eskom CFO Anoj Singh, and at least four of the ousted KPMG partners have in common? At least two things, it turns out. First, they have all been implicated in some measure of wrongdoing as a result of the #GuptaLeaks saga (and in KPMG's case, the handling of the SARS report, too). And second, they are all registered chartered accountants. If it's possible to single out one professional designation as coming off the worst from this unholy mess, it migh

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Finance Minister Denies Black Market Exists

[New Zimbabwe] Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa torched a storm in Parliament this Wednesday after he professed ignorance a bourgeoning black market where money is being traded at rates of over 30 percent.

[New Zimbabwe] Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa torched a storm in Parliament this Wednesday after he professed ignorance a bourgeoning black market where money is being traded at rates of over 30 percent.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Police Launch Blitz On Illegal Meat Vendors

[The Herald] Police have launched a nationwide clampdown on illegal meat vendors and backyard food outlets as part of measures to fight livestock theft. The operation, codenamed “Eradicate Street/Open Air Meat and Food Vendors”, was first launched in H…

[The Herald] Police have launched a nationwide clampdown on illegal meat vendors and backyard food outlets as part of measures to fight livestock theft. The operation, codenamed "Eradicate Street/Open Air Meat and Food Vendors", was first launched in Harare and Bulawayo, where police arrested 340 offenders and closed down 13 butcheries and confiscated 458kg of meat between March and May this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Rhythm of Capoeira Helps Rape Survivors Find New Start

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Goma -“I don’t remember anything from what happened later in that day. I was raped, I got pregnant and now here is my baby”

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Goma -"I don't remember anything from what happened later in that day. I was raped, I got pregnant and now here is my baby"

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

First Lady Backs Women-Owned Businesses

[New Times] Women continue to face substantial barriers hindering their success in doing business, which when removed, it would not only help women thrive but also bring about inclusive economic growth for communities, the First Lady Jeannette Kagame h…

[New Times] Women continue to face substantial barriers hindering their success in doing business, which when removed, it would not only help women thrive but also bring about inclusive economic growth for communities, the First Lady Jeannette Kagame has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Security Guards Fired After Cables Stolen While They Were On Duty

[GroundUp] Four security guards have been fired by a Cape Town security company because cables worth R1 million were stolen while they were on duty. The men have taken the company, Comwezi Security, to the CCMA (Commission for Conciliation, Mediation a…

[GroundUp] Four security guards have been fired by a Cape Town security company because cables worth R1 million were stolen while they were on duty. The men have taken the company, Comwezi Security, to the CCMA (Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration).

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Olubadan Heads to Court As PDP Chieftain Says New Obas’ Coronation a Fraud

[This Day] Ibadan -The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oyo State, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has sued the state Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, and 23 others over their involvements in the crowning of 21 kings in Ibadan on August 27 this year.

[This Day] Ibadan -The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oyo State, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has sued the state Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, and 23 others over their involvements in the crowning of 21 kings in Ibadan on August 27 this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria