09 December 2011
The Fourth National Anti-Corruption Summit was held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 8-9 December 2011. It was attended by more than 300 delegates.
The National Anti-Corruption Forum (NACF) hosts the biennial National Anti-Corruption Summits. The primary function of the Summits is to report back on the implementation of resolutions and to pass new ones for further implementation. The NACF also uses the Summit to reflect on the nature and state of corruption in the country and the initiatives and efforts needed to be put in place to deal with corruption. Consequently, it passes resolutions to address these concerns. The Resolutions of the Fourth National Anti-Corruption Summit are therefore included below.
We the delegates drawn from the various sectors of South African society -
Observe International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December 2011, acknowledging that, while our country has adopted several laws in accordance with our Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, key international conventions aimed at combating corruption, it needs to find innovative ways to ensure their effective implementation;
Note with growing concern the worsening ratings measured by corruption perception indices of South Africa’s ethical performance, and the destructive impact and unsustainable effect on our social fabric of the combined ills of corruption at top levels and conspicuous consumption in a context of widening economic and social inequality;
Welcome the promised progress to strengthen transparency and accountability in the revised Public Service Integrity Management Framework, and call for its speedy implementation;
Acknowledge that some parts of civil society and the private sector have not yet consistently implemented similar financial disclosure provisions for directors in their organisations;
Acknowledge the positive role being played by various fora established by government to enhance cooperation and collaborative synergies, including the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Corruption, the Multi-Agency Working Group, the Anti-Corruption Task Team and the Public Service Anti-Corruption Unit;
Note reports of progress in the review of the Protected Disclosures Act, called for in NACF Resolutions of 2005 and 2008;
Acknowledge concrete steps taken by the private sector and government aimed at deepening cooperation in the fight against corruption, and encourage future collaboration between all sectors;
Welcome recent positive developments indicating greater resolve by government to take firm action in active support of the work of Chapter 9 institutions;
Recommit ourselves as individual delegates, organisations and sectors to actively promote good governance and an ethical culture in all spheres of South African life.
Issued by the National Anti-Corruption Forum
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Tuesday, 05 August 2008
The third National Anti-Corruption Summit, hosted by the National Anti-Corruption Forum (NACF) from Monday 04 to Tuesday 05 August 2008 in Ekurhuleni, adopted the resolutions below:
We the delegates drawn from various sectors of South African society attending the 3 rd National Anti-Corruption Summit at Birchwood, Ekurhuleni on 4 and 5 August 2008,
Building on the outcomes of the two previous National Anti-corruption Summits –
Cognizant of the central role of strong leadership in the fight against corruption;
Affirm fundamental significance of a National Integrity System in the fight against corruption in South Africa;
Respect our Constitutional values and institutional arrangements as the basis of the South African National Integrity System;
Recognise that South Africa has acceded to the United Nations, African Union, SADC and OECD international legal instruments on anti-corruption;
Recognise the progress made in the first 15 years of democracy and freedom towards a comprehensive national anti-corruption programme;
Noting that corruption undermines the democractic ethos and principles of our Constitution while eroding the social contract between citizens and the state;
Reaffirm the importance of inter-sectoral collaboration in the spirit of ubuntu;
Condemn the practice of price fixing and related issues;
Recognise the centrality of education in laying the foundation for an ethical society and success in combating corruption and the critical need for society to support education;
Call for the values of the National Integrity System to permeate the structures, practices and principles of the State, business and civil society sectors; and
Recommit ourselves at an individual level and call on all others to commit themselves to the process of moral regeneration and adherence to a value system of ethical conduct.
10 December 2007
North West Premier Edna Molewa and Public Service and Administration Minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi have spoken hard about the danger of corruption manifesting itself in society.
The two were speaking at the ceremony to commemorate the International Anti-Corruption Day in Mogogelo village near Hammanskraal.
Premier Molewa said this event was taken to the people in order to highlight the significant role that ordinary citizens can play in the fight against corruption.
She explained that it was important for the people to know and understand that is their responsibility to expose all forms of corruption across all spectrums in society.
"People must also have trust and confidence in the law enforcement agencies. We can effectively use these agencies to root-out corruption without fear or favour so that we can create a society free from this scourge," said Molewa.
Molewa cited an example where community members exposed a local councillor in Madibeng Municipality for allegedly selling houses to other members of the community at the expense of deserving beneficiaries.
This, she explained, was a good anti-corruption initiative by a responsible community, which sought to play a role without fear to expose corrupt people in their midst.
Government, business, civil society and political parties also have a role to play in fighting corruption including within their own ranks, Minister Moleketi said.
She said ordinary people should also be at the forefront of fighting the scourge in an effort to safeguard the South Africa's young democracy.
The Minister said communities such as Mogogelo were better positioned to unearth and subsequently expose corruption because they are at the receiving end of services where corruption is more likely to surface.
In this context, the Minister warned that people should be aware of corruption in all sectors as it had the potential of threatening the country's integrity.
Fraser-Moleketi said exposing corruption and standing firm against it would help strengthen the country's legal and value systems.
The International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated by countries that are signatories to the United Nations (UN) Convention Against Corruption. In terms of the agreement, the international community recognises that the effective against corruption and fraud is the responsibility of all governments worldwide and the North West Provincial Government is no exception.
The UN Convention Against Corruption is one of the legally binding global anti-corruption agreements, which marks a historic milestone in the world's fight against the global scourge of corruption.
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30 August 2007
The National Anti Corruption Forum (NACF) held a meeting on Wednesday 29 August 2007 focusing on pertinent issues facing South Africa in the fight against corruption. The NACF, chaired by the Minister for the Public Service and Administration, is a cross sectoral forum in the fight against corruption and consists of representatives of the Public Sector, Civil Society and Business. This meeting focused in particular on whistleblowing, preparations for the Third National Anti-Corruption Summit and an environmental scan of the three sectors. MORE
12 March 2007
In its continued efforts to provide a cross-sectoral response to corruption and the promotion of integrity within the country, the National Anti-Corruption Forum (NACF) met on 12 March 2007. At the previous meeting of the NACF the focus was on corruption in the Public Service through a discussion of the cases of corruption reported to the National Anti-Corruption Hotline. Today’s focus was on the role of the media in the reporting of corruption and the extent of corruption in the Private Sector. MORE
5 December 2006
Draft Media Release
The National Anti-Corruption Forum (NACF) comprising Business, Civil Society and Government, held its last meeting for 2006 today, 5 December 2006, at the South African Reserve Bank in Pretoria. The meeting was chaired by the Minister for Public Service and Administration, Ms Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi. The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) was welcomed to its first meeting of the NACF and the NACF looks forward to the active participation of SANEF. MORE
4 October 2006
Public Service and Administration Minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, who also serves as the Chairperson of South Africa's National Anti-Corruption Forum (NACF), invites all media to a press briefing on preparations for the fifth Global Forum on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity. MORE
24 April 2006
Thank you for the great privilege afforded to me to participate in this important occasion. It is my pleasure to address you this morning as the chairperson of the National Anti-Corruption Forum (NACF).
In parts of my address I will engage with you as the Minister for the Public Service and Administration. There is an important distinction in the two roles. In the one role I speak on behalf of the collective of dedicated partners of the NACF and in the other as a partner to the NACF. I trust that this conference will enable us to increase our efforts to cure our beautiful country of the effects of corruption. As the President remarked on 3 February this year, we must continue our work in the fight against corruption and we must carry forward the hope and expectations of the people of South Africa. MORE
22 April 2006
Annual Fraud Conference
The Minister for Public Service and Administration, Ms Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, who also serves as the Chairperson of the National Anti-Corruption Forum (NACF), will deliver a keynote address at the Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa (IIA SA) annual Fraud Conference on Monday, 24 April 2006. MORE
22 March 2006
Alleged non-disclosure of public servants' private interests
Public Service and Administration Minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi invites all media to a press briefing on government's response to the Auditor-General's findings that some public servants did not disclose their private business interests and remunerated work outside the public sector. MORE
10 June 2005
Global Forum IV on fighting corruption and safeguarding integrity
First let me thank all of you for your contributions during this event, without your skills and talents, this event could not have been the success it is. On behalf of my government, I thank the Government of Brazil for hosting this fourth Global Forum on fighting corruption and safeguarding integrity. I am also grateful for the opportunity to address you at the closure of what has certainly been a series of inspiring and enlightening meetings. The reason this is of particular significance to us is because South Africa has officially agreed to host the fifth Global Forum of this nature in 2007. MORE
8 June 2005
Global Forum IV on fighting corruption and safeguarding integrity
Public Service and Administration Minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi is leading a high level delegation from South African at the Fourth Global Forum on Fighting Corruption. The Forum is held in Brazil from 07 to 10 June 2005, and is attended by representatives from one hundred countries around the world. MORE