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MoneywebTax's Code of Ethics
MoneywebTax's credibility as an independent news service is dependent on the personal integrity of its staff and joint venture partners.In order to place that integrity beyond any possible doubt, MoneywebTax is publicising its Code of Ethics, which will be rigorously applied at all times.
Every article published on MoneywebTax aims to tell the whole truth, based on research that seeks to uncover all available facts. We strive for balance in every instance, always offering both sides the right of reply. MoneywebTax does not write, accept or publish advertorial material, and therefore will not receive money for any article (advertorial), nor will it pay a source for an article (chequebook journalism).
MoneywebTax is committed to the speedy correction of any errors in fact or interpretation brought to its attention.
As a publisher, the integrity and, where relevant, confidentiality of MoneywebTax's news sources is paramount.
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Journalists will only be allowed to accept invitations on international travel where the consequence of such will clearly have a benefit to the community MoneywebTax serves. All such invitations need to be cleared with the editor-in-chief, or the person acting in that capacity at the time the offer is received. In every instance, transparency is paramount. Any articles emanating from the acceptance of such invitations will carry a separate addendum clearly disclosing all such relevant details.
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Gifts that cannot be consumed in a single day or cost more than R350, whichever is the lesser, shall not be retained by the recipient. Should such a gift be received, it will be placed in a pool until the end of the year, after which it will be raffled and the proceeds given to charity.
Where staff members win awards for their skills, such as the Citadel or Sanlam journalism awards, it will be left to their discretion to decide whether or not to accept the cash award that goes along with it.
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Should a journalist hold shares in a company on which they write, the article will carry a separate addendum clearly declaring such holding.
MoneywebTax staff may not accept any special investment opportunities that are not available to the ordinary public.
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MoneywebTax does not review its own services or those with which it has a business relationship. Editorial staff will refuse any offer that could be misconstrued by the giver or suggest that MoneywebTax is beholden to particular interests.
Editorial staff must disclose products offered for review.
Outside contributors are required to disclose their investment and business interests where appropriate.
In the event of any contravention of this Code of Ethics, a disciplinary hearing will be held in the case of internal staff, and appropriate action will be taken. In the case of joint venture partners, contravention of this Code of Ethics would be regarded as breach of contract and grounds for the termination thereof.
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