A new survey released by the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa at Stellenbosch University highlights the relationship between corruption and conflict in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Centre Director Daniel Malan explains. Watch.
The 'Ethics and Compliance Risk Survey 2014' was released this week, and covers ethical and compliance risks faced by South African companies with operations in the SADC countries.
The research is based on responses received from 26 companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Most of the respondents were company secretaries, compliance officers or risk managers.
Angola, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were considered by respondents to be the three most corrupt SADC countries across a wide variety of aspects, including its business environment, the regulatory environment and law enforcement.