Given the series of grisly Hollywood-style frauds in recent years — the pilfering at EOH, the R2bn grand larceny at VBS Mutual Bank and the R106bn con at Steinhoff, for starters — you’d have to wonder why there’s been no crib-sheet to help companies thwart corruption.

It’s a question that seized Gideon Pogrund’s centre for business ethics at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs), and led to the launch of the country’s first “anti-corruption working guide (” this week, in partnership with Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA)...

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