Tinpot gods

As in so many other areas, South Africa has excellent laws and regulations controlling corporate governance.

As in so many other areas, South Africa has excellent laws and regulations controlling corporate governance.

Too often these are called on only when breached.

Accountability lies at the heart of conducting any clean business, especially when the officials are serving as proxies for people in state-owned enterprises.

So let's hope that the chief executive of Armscor, the state's arms procurement company, gets his comeuppance when the board considers a clear case of sexual harassment and victimisation of staff next month.

When will these tinpot gods learn they are as human as us all - and subject to the same laws of decency?

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