Unit for Business Ethics and Public Integrity

Head of Unit: Dr. Minka Woermann


Dr Minka Woermann (PhD, Stellenbosch University) is a senior lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and the Head of the Unit for Business Ethics and Public Integrity in the Centre for Applied Ethics. Her research interests include ethics, business ethics, post-structural (French) philosophy, and critical complexity theory. She is the editor-in-chief of the African Journal of Business Ethicsand the author of ‘On the (Im)Possibility of Business Ethics: Critical Complexity, Deconstruction, and Implications for Understanding the Ethics of Business’ (Springer, 2013). She is currently working on her second monograph, titled ‘Philosophy, Complexity and the Ethics of Living: a Post-Structural Defense’ (pre-contract with Springer; New York).

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Guest Lecturers

Dr. Schalk Engelbrecht

Dr. Schalk Engelbrecht is the head of Ethics Advisory within KPMG South Africa’s Forensic Business Unit and a Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Ethics, Stellenbosch University. Before joining KPMG, Schalk lectured Philosophy and Ethics at Stellenbosch University and North-West University. He completed his PhD in Philosophy at Stellenbosch with a dissertation on the possibility of reviving utopian thought in an anti-utopian age. His research interests include: Business Ethics, utopian thinking and Critical Social Theory.

Prof. Deon Rossouw

Prof. Deon Rossouw is CEO of the Ethics Institute of South Africa and Extraordinary Professor in Philosophy at Stellenbosch University. He was the Founding President of the Business Ethics Network Africa (BEN-Africa) and served as the President of the International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics (ISBEE). He was a member of the Research Team of the Second King Report on Corporate Governance and a member of the Sustainable Committee of the Third King Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa. He currently serves on the main committee for the Fourth King Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa.​​