The Daily Maverick, 6 March 2019 By Jon Foster-Pedley TIMES of late have been a bit of a roller-coaster – even by what passes for normal in this country. We emerged from the festive season to a series of rapid-fire bombshell disclosures by the former chief operating officer of Bosassa, Angelo Agrizzi, which recalibrated…
we don’t need leaders practised in the art of pathos – the ability to appeal to the emotions. What we need are leaders who can engage with logos (logic) and ethos (character). We’ve had them in the recent past. Can we find them again?
Foster-Pedley said he hoped the graduates would take a leaf out of Gordhan’s hat and serve as active corporate citizens with an unshakeable moral compass and sense of purpose to fight institutionalised greed, corruption and state capture so that all South Africans can share in the country’s wealthy, and create a better life for their families and communities.
For us at Henley Business School Africa, he is the personification of active corporate citizenship. His courage inspires us, his unshakeable moral compass and sense of purpose are a beacon to all of us.
MINISTER OF Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan became the first South African to ever receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Reading’s Henley Business School yesterday.
Gordhan enjoined the 180 MBA graduates at Kyalami’s Theatre on the Track to go back to their businesses and fight against corruption and collusion in all its forms.
While the Dean welcomes the present response to bribery, corruption and State capture, he asserts, “Sooner or later it will be business as usual and the onus is on us as teachers and mentors to ensure that our next generation of leaders don’t become complacent and slip back into the bad old ways. Just as corruption becomes systemic, we need to be educating our future leaders in a way that good governance becomes systemic.
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As we move through the process of the State Capture inquiry, it can still be difficult to understand even the effect of blatant high-level corruption on the average family in South Africa. How can we begin to have conversations about what is fair remuneration for CEOs, or the difference between exploitative and enabling business practices…
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27 JULY 2018 – 12:03 DAVID FURLONGER Picture: THINKSTOCK Experts in the field discuss the problems schools face, such as the value of teaching ethics, new approaches to leadership and management, the need for “spiritual intelligence”, entrepreneurship in the informal sector, making a difference to society and sensitivity to African development initiatives. • Owen Skae, director, Rhodes…