Short Learning Programmes

Ethics & Governance

Objectives of the Programme

The aim of Ethics & Governance is to provide participants with an understanding of ethics and how it influences life choices.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, participants should be able to:

  • Understand governance is South Africa, specifically in relation to the legal framework.
  • Have a proper understanding of corporate ethics and learn how to avoid high risk areas.

    Who Should Attend?

    The programme is aimed at all managers dealing with difficult choices on a daily basis.

    Programme Outline

    • Governance in South Africa, with regards to the legal framework
    • Corporate ethics and avoiding high risk areas
    • Ethics defined
    • Governance
      o The three pillars for good governance and sustainable development
      o Accountability in governance
      o Trust in governance
    • Differentiating between right and wrong
    • What makes something ethical
    • Division of action into three categories
    • The importance of ethics
    • Rights and responsibilities
    • Descriptive ethics
      o Normative ethics
      o Teleological ethics
      o Deontological ethics
      o Meta-ethical theories
    • The art of living – making choices
    • Applied ethics
    • The natural environment – is it natural/morally correct?
    • Man-made environments
    • Media issues

    Duration & Accreditation

    Duration (excluding time given for the assignment):

    • Face to Face – 1 day
    • Online – 7 days 
    • After the successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a certificate (NQF level 5) issued and endorsed by the UFS. Recognition to the Higher Certificate in Management is available.
    • All short learning programmes can be customised and offered on an in-house basis.

    Contact Details

    Ansie Barnard – (+27) 082 900 1080

    Adéle Kotzé – (051) 401 7303

    EMS Building | Block B | Second Floor | 205 Nelson Mandela Drive | Bloemfontein | 9301