Ethics is of strategic importance for building a safe, just and prosperous society. Unethical practices and corruption can undermine the social stability and economic growth of a country. In pursuit of its vision of "building an ethically responsible society" the Ethics Institute of South Africa will make an assessment of the state of ethics in South Africa at its Second Annual Conference that will be held at the Balalaika Hotel on 25 May 2012.The conference follows on the heels of the First Annual Conference of the Ethics Institute of South Africa that was held in 2011. At this conference the theme of Accountability was explored and the conclusion was reached that Accountability is anchored in a wider sense of concern for the society in which one operates. It is this conclusion that gave rise to the theme of the 2nd Annual Ethics Conference: The State of Ethics in South Africa.
At the 2012 EthicsSA Conference the state of ethics in South Africa will be gauged from multiple angles: There will be assessments of the state of ethics in the business sector, in government and in schools. Multi-disciplinary panels will look at what is needed to build a just society and economy in South Africa. Top-level speakers from organised business, labour and government will participate in lively debate and chart a way forward for improving the state of ethics in South Africa.
I look forward to meeting you at the Conference.
With kind regards,
CEO: Ethics Institute of South Africa
Extraordinary Professor: University of Pretoria