Following a recent spate of irregularities in the telecommunications industry, a group of suppliers have formed the Southern African Communications Suppliers Forum (SACSF) to establish a code of ethics within the industry.

By joining forces to address these growing concerns, the forum will address supplier-vendor issues and promote good business practice throughout the industry.

One of its aims is to influence government decisions and legislation concerning communications.

Providing a platform for telecommunications suppliers to share information and expose vendors who are exploiting local businesses, SACSF will publicise unethical business practices and corruption within the industry.

Its primary objective is to create a sound business environment with SACSF serving as the mouthpiece for the industry. It will also provide a list of credible vendors and suppliers and also blacklist unethical businesses that do not adhere to the forum’s code of ethics.

Other initiatives that have been earmarked include skills development and training.