Bell Pottinger and Democratic Alliance complaint update

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Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, said: “As previously confirmed, the complaint filed by Democratic Alliance (the South African political party) against Bell Pottinger is being considered by a Professional Practices Committee. With the former having provided a detailed complaint addressing the PRCA Professional Charter and Codes of Conduct and the latter having provided written observations in response, we want to thank both sides for their cooperation so far. The Committee will now decide whether to fix a time and a place for a full hearing.”


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