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Unisa Ethics Hotline

Whistleblower Hotline

The Whistle-blower Hotline Number is independently administered by KPMG FairCall, it is a toll-free number, and is as follows: UNISA Ethics Line 0800 005 311

Posters bearing the Whistle-blower Hotline Number will be  distributed across all sections of the University. Regional Offices and Centres will be sent the new posters via courier services.

The Whistle-blower Hotline has been established with the aim of enhancing an honest work ethic and to simultaneously provide all Unisa stakeholders with a mechanism to bring any unethical business practices to the attention of Management.

The Whistle-blower Hotline serves as an independent conduit between management, employees, students and all other relevant stakeholders.

All information that is reported is treated with the utmost confidentiality and the anonymity of callers will always be protected.

The Hotline Number operates 24 hours a day for 365 days a year.

All reports, once processed by KPMG FairCall, are forwarded to the Unisa Internal Audit Department so that issues that have been reported can be followed up and investigated.

To make a report to the Whistle-blower Hotline, please follow the steps as set out below:

  1. Dial 0800 005 311   Toll-free from any Telkom line. You may choose to remain Anonymous
  2. Provide full details of the matter you want to make a report on to the KPMG Fair Call Operator. This can be on a matter that involves fraud, corruption or any other unethical practice.
  3. Make sure the following is clearly communicated:
    1. Who is involved or doing what?
    2. What has happened?
    3. How was it done and how often was it done?
    4. Where is it done – exact location or place?
    5. When was the incident observed – dates and times?
    6. Value involved – estimated monetary value if this can be determined?

You will be given a reference number by the KPMG FairCall Operator. Keep this confidential as you will need this number for follow – up (you can make calls at a later date to provide additional information to the original report) and/or feedback (you can call and request feedback on the matter earlier reported) purposes.

Guidelines of what should be reported – The following matters should be reported to the Whistle-blower Hotline

Toll free number: 0800 005 311  

Fraud

Submission of fraudulent overtime claims, tempered medical certificates, fraudulent travel claims, fraudulent tutor and invigilation claims, etc.

Misconduct

  • Misusing University Vehicles for personal purposes
  • Reckless and negligent driving of University Vehicles
  • Intimidation
  • Discrimination of any sort
  • Solicitation of payments from students to do favours
  • Performance of unauthorized Outside Work

Unethical Behaviour

  • Exam and assignment/assessment irregularities
  • Nepotism
  • Plagiarism
  • Transgression of University Policies and Standard Procedures
  • Undeclared conflict of interest
  • Favouritism

Theft

Theft of University resources e.g. stationery, study material, printing plates, printing paper, ink cartridges, library books, computer parts, cash, equipment, etc.

Corruption

  • The solicitation of kickbacks in exchange for undue gratification
  • Abuse of power
  • Any form of bribery
  • Any form of blackmail
  • Any 3rd Party Collusion

Contact details for reporting incidents to the Whistle-blower Hotline are as follows:

Hotline South Africa 0800 005 311
Hotmail South Africa hotline@kpmg.co,za
Hotlink South Africa www.thornhill.co.za/kpmgethicslinereport

Hotfax South Africa 0800 200 796

Hotpost South Africa
BNT 371
P.O Box 14671
Sinoville
0129

Use any of the above secure mediums to report all forms of unethical behaviour.

Last modified: 2020/06/17