The Steinhoff saga, possibly the biggest case of corporate fraud in South African business history, has dominated financial and general news since the company’s share price collapsed on 5 December 2017. In this four-part series, The University of Stellenbosch Business School  reflects on what went wrong and extracts lessons to be learnt.

In the words of the authors: "Much can be gleaned from business success stories, but even more revealing sometimes are business failures."

Now you can read all four parts of this outstanding case study:

PART ONE - The making of a corporate giant

PART TWO - The board that looked the other way

PART THREE - Arrogance, impunity and entitlement

PART FOUR - Five do-or-die lessons for business