An anti-corruption guide for South African SMEs

As organised business we believe that ethical business practice is good business practice. Not only does it build solid businesses, but also a stable business environment. We believe that the majority of business owners understand that corruption is detrimental to the stability of the business environment and, in that way, it impacts on all of us. World Bank studies have found that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are more vulnerable to corruption. Yet SME owners and managers have fewer resources to help them understand corruption and how corruption laws could affect them. Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) has therefore, with the support of the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), developed this guide to assist SMEs in making sense of corruption and to understand how they can contribute in promoting ethical business practices in South Africa.

Ethics Institute of South Africa (2009): An anti-corruption guide for South African SMEs. BUSA