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The Constitution, the Bill of Rights and how it relates to our conduct and ethics.

According to Wikipedia ethics forms part of moral philosophy and provides guidance of what is acceptable as well as not acceptable for individuals and society in general in terms of human conduct.

Our basic ethical ideals are captured in our Constitution in the Bill of Rights.  In the preamble of the Constitution it is stated that the intent of the Bill of Rights is to “establish a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights.“

The Bill of Rights states that every person in this country should hold themselves and business accountable in our conduct to ensure equality, and not allow direct or indirect discrimination, to uphold human dignity and treat people in a dignified and respectful manner. Ensure we respect people’s right to freedom but also privacy.  Finally to protect children and ensure we protect their best interest is stated as of paramount importance.

With social media we sometimes forget that we are in the spot light all the time

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Momberg was found guilty on four counts of crimen injuria in connection with her rant, which started when she lashed out at a black police officer who had helped her after an alleged smash-and-grab incident in Northriding, Johannesburg.

"It is very crucial for us as the rainbow nation to coexist with one another, to respect one another. We, therefore, believe that this ruling is giving hope to all South Africans that the law is on their side," Mjonondwane said.