Conflict of interest

Politicians are obliged to declare conflicts of interest.  This is so that activities like procurement are carried out in as objective a way as possible – in other words, the best organisation should get the job.  See this article for a discussion on this: (2020)

Read this article written by Schoeman Law, on directors’ conflicts of interest (2020)

And read this important case on the importance of impartiality and recusal: (2012)

Lexis Nexis published a guideline on recognising conflicts of interest in June 2019, find it here:

Internationally conflicts of interest are attracting attention as well – the concept of a conflict of interest is the same, but how its dealt with may differ from country to country (August 2020.  See

Also see our module on this topic – it’s vital you understand conflicts of interest under the LPA as well.