Of Course Reporting Services Work!

I was chatting to someone the other day about what I do and he said, “Oh you mean tip-offs lines? We’ve had one for years and it doesn’t work!” After I had taken a few deep breaths, wiped the blood off the guy’s nose and helped him to his feet, I calmed down and gave […]

Rate your Existing Outsourced Reporting Service Provider.

Here’s a quick checklist to evaluate your existing outsourced reporting service provider, or if you don’t yet have one, use the checklist to evaluate those service providers who you may approach for proposals. Does your service provider meet the following criteria? •    Certified to the External Whistle-blowing Hotline Service Provider Standard EO1.1.1 of the Ethics Institute of South Africa. […]

Julius Malema and Al Capone

Who would have thought that Julius Malema and Al Capone would have more in common than both being overweight and delusional and seeing themselves as latter-day Robin Hoods and completely above the law! The other similarity that screams out to me is that, while the FBI (in the case of Al) and the NPA (in […]

Are Forensic Disclosure Services at the Crossroads?

In South Africa in 1999, when we pioneered outsourced whistle-blowing services, tip-off services, forensic disclosure services or whatever you want to call them, they were viewed by many senior executives as the great panacea that was going to wipe out crime, catch all the crooks and generally solve all their problems on the risk management […]

The Boiling Frog

Daniel Quinn in is book “The Story of B” published in 1996 said “If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will of course frantically try to clamber out. But if you place it gently in a pot of tepid water and turn the heat on low, it will float there […]

Winning the War against Crime and Corruption

While the launch, earlier this year, of the new Corruption Watch initiative is to be welcomed, I, like you perhaps, found myself wondering what would make this initiative a success when so many others have failed. Having been personally involved in the outsourced hotline disclosure business since 1999, it is absolutely clear to me that […]