Report on cases of sexual harassment and fraud

Sexual harassment is a violation of one’s fundamental human rights and is a direct violation of Sonke’s values. Sonke takes a zero-tolerance approach against sexual harassment in the workplace and it will not be permitted or condoned.

Sonke commits itself to address as a matter of urgency all allegations of sexual harassment. As an organisation that prides itself in promoting gender equality and protecting human rights Sonke is determined to carry out this process with utmost transparency.

Sonke also takes a zero tolerance approach to fraud, bribery and corruption.

In line with our commitment to transparency and accountability, Sonke discloses the number of cases related to sexual harassment and fraud which took place during the period 1 March 2020 to 28 February 2021 as follows:

No of incidents Nature of misconduct Period Action taken by Sonke after investigation Recommendations by independent chairperson Action taken by Sonke
1 Fraud & Dishonesty Theft of Sonke’s property Failure to comply with organisational policies Bringing the organisation into disrepute Unauthorised use of organisational vehicle May 2020 Proceeded to Disciplinary Hearing Summary Dismissal Summary Dismissal