Ethics Helpline

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Public Officers are expected to be loyal to the Government of  the day.


In the execution of official government business, Public Officers shall not put themselves in a position where personal interests conflict with their duties and responsibilities as Public Officers.

With many definitions of leadership, the question is “What is good leadership and why is it important?”

Work ethic is the belief of the employee on the appropriate behaviour at work. Every company has a behavioural expectation that is the norm and this is closely related to company culture. One of the major factors shaping company culture and work ethics is attendance.

Etiquette helps human beings to behave in a socially responsible way. Etiquette helps you gain respect, trust and appreciation from others.


Morality involves both reason and emotion. Reason has dominion over the emotions and influences the degree to which an emotion is experienced and then acted upon. On the other hand emotions or sentiments need the guidance of reason. 

You can manage gossip exactly as you would manage any other negative behaviour from an employee in your workplace.

Gossip is rampant in most workplaces. Sometimes, it seems as if people have nothing better to do than gossip about each other.

Customer service ethics are the moral principles that govern a company's conduct with its customers, potential customers and ex-customers. They are based on a particular set of values relating to the question of what is “right” or “wrong.”

"Ethical communication" simply refers to the practice of conveying honest information in a manner that is not intended to be misleading. In other words, the information should be presented within a context that ensures that the information is not misleading as a result of being conveyed in a sort of vacuum.

About the POEC

To administer and enforce the Public Officers’ Ethics Act which comprises of the code of conduct and ethics for public officers and declarations of income, assets and liabilities for designated public officers.