As governments depend on multinational consulting firms not just for advice on COVID-19 but for core policy-making functions, we should question the extent to which such partnerships have really augmented government capacities — or hollowed them out.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, governments in Canada have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on outside consulting firms like McKinsey, Deloitte and EY with almost no public oversight.
Accountancy firm KPMG’s plans for greater social balance should be applauded.
Anti-corruption protesters march on Parliament in Cape Town in 2017.
In South Africa, state corruption has taken hold with utter disregard for ethics and democratic norms in a cynical exploitation of the post-apartheid transformation agenda.
The commission chaired by Justice Raymond Zondo has heard shocking testimony on the extent of corruption in government.
Corruption in South Africa became increasingly organised under former President Jacob Zuma.
Nhlanhla Nene’s departure means that South Africa has had six finance ministers in four years.
Nhlanhla Nene was highly regarded for refusing to fund former President Zuma’s ludicrous rent-seeking projects.
The big four accounting firms’ brands are grounded in their histories. But looking into their past reveals many stories of discrimination.
All for one?
Big new accountancy survey highlights the limitations in UK government’s approach to pay gap reporting.
A suit of highly paid professional services seem to have failed investors in the unfolding Steinhoff corporate scandal.
The Steinhoff corporate scandal will do South Africa a huge service if it makes the point that corruption and mismanagement have nothing to do with race.
Business Leadership South Africa new CEO, Bonang Mohale, is leading a brave fight against corruption.
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Business Leadership South Africa has in the recent past assumed a stinging position against public sector corruption. Bonang Mohale explains the stance taken by the lobby group.
KPMG South Africa stands accused of advancing state capture and has come under immense pressure.
KPMG South Africa sets a potential example of how shareholders can attack the soft underbelly of private sector state capture enablers.
South African protesters hold placards as they march against corruption.
The South African arm of the international accounting firm KPMG has learnt the hard lesson: Don’t break the 11th commandment - don’t get caught. That’s because South Africa’s citizens are fed up with corruption.
KPMG South Africa executives have set a new benchmark for the country assuming responsibility for wrongdoing in their organisation.
The Gupta email leaks have exposed the involvement of some big private corporations. in the unfolding corruption scandal thus challenging the private sector to do some introspection.
Former cricketer Shane Warne has strongly defended the work of his charitable foundation.
Despite failing to meet state government requirements, charities including the Shane Warne Foundation remain registered with the regulator.
Not convinced: Labor Senator and tax avoidance inquiry committee Chair Sam Dastyari says corporate tax cheats should be named and shamed by the tax office.
Behind the corporations legally avoiding paying tax are the big four accounting firms, helping them avoid transparency.
Gloomy times for BB&T bank, as it misses out on $660m in tax credits.
What are the chances that in the face of public criticisms, big business would curb its tax avoidance practices? Well, not much, as evidenced by a case decided by the US Court of Federal Claims. Salem…
Opportunities in Asia and an increased focus on management consulting could see the Big Four bounce back from revenue slump.
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The revenue of Australia’s Big Four accounting firms has come under pressure as demand for traditional services such as auditing weakens. But a move into strategic consulting and the potential for more…
A study by the University of Sydney and KPMG has found Chinese investment in Australia is poorly understood and generally…