Strong detectors of unethical practices needed

Interesting events that occurred in the last four months in neighbouring South Africa (SA) are a good lesson for not only us, but also conglomerates operating in Botswana.

A court case filed by SA’s Democratic Alliance resulted in the collapse of one of the world’s biggest public relations firms, Bell Pottinger. The firm’s downfall is a clear example of how some multinationals are driven by profit to distabilise developing countries, especially in Africa. The firm was recently found guilty of unethical practice in defending companies owned by a powerful family that is accused of capturing the leadership of South Africa.

In the UK, Bell Pottinger has been slapped with a five-year ban and many big corporates are now withdrawing contracts or any dealings with the firm. Amidst shocking revelations, it has emerged that KPMG auditing firm has also come out not so clean in relation to how it handled audits of the accounting books owned by the same family. This is shocking for the fact that some of these multinationals have offices even right here in Botswana.

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