Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and Auditor-General Thembekile Kimi Makwetu attended a conference hosted by the Ethics Institute in Wanderers, Johannesburg.
Both leaders discussed the importance of ethical courage in the face of bribery and corruption in South Africa.
EWN's Gia Nicolaides reports that Makwetu called on the country's leadership to restore national order.
He urged government, public servants and heads of institutions to challenge their own attitudes, and use honesty to lead by example.
He says that leaders, not just in the executive, need to emulate those who live with courage.— Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter
Makwetu praised Madonsela for being an ethical leader.
Madonsela says that ethical decisions are often complicated for those in leadership positions.
Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:
#Ethics Madonsela talking about ethical dilemmas and how you have to choose what you value above fear. GN— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) May 30, 2016
#Ethics Madonsela: Not always about choosing between right & wrong, sometimes between right and more right. GN— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) May 30, 2016