NATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION PROGRAMME (NAP)

Introduction

The National Implementation Committee met twice to consider the finalisation of the National Anti-Corruption Programme (NAP).

The committee has agreed to present this programme, which focuses only on joint projects. Progress on sector-specific projects relating to other resolutions will be reported on a regular basis to the NACF during scheduled meetings.

The approach of a select number of joint projects has taken into account the need for the NACF to be modest in launching a NAP. This is largely due to the limited capacity within the NACF.

Fewer projects will ensure better focus and increase the potential for success. All sectors remain committed to the goals and resolutions of the NACF.

The National Implementation Committee has identified key areas of priority in the fight against corruption and believes that it would be more appropriate to tackle a few high quality projects, campaigns and initiatives rather than commit itself to a long list of projects that the NACF will not be able to deliver on.

Many of the resolutions adopted at the Summit impact on various projects already being implemented at a sectoral level. Each sector has its own reporting mechanisms for these projects. For this reason, the NAP focuses only on joint projects.

The National Anti-Corruption Programme as approved by the NACF in June 2005, is outlined below.


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A. Ethics, Awareness and Prevention

Resolution:

A.1 To promote leadership in all sectors of society that is committed to the creation of a culture of integrity and to restore confidence in the fight against corruption.

Outputs:

1. Promote the NACF as a vehicle for leadership and as a mechanism to feed into the country policy process, and for feedback to sectors and citizens.

2. An identity for NACF: Develop a logo for the NACF.

3. Raise awareness on the role and functioning of the NACF.

4. Implement a website for the NACF.

Resolution:

A.4 Ethics training must form a critical part of the ethics and awareness programme of all sectors, including incorporation in the school curricula.

Outputs:

5. Develop a generic ethics statement for leaders of all three sectors to sign at an appropriate media launch.

6. Do environmental scan in order to link up with existing initiatives in the area of curriculum development with respect to ethics training for both secondary and tertiary institutions.

Resolution:

A.2 To foster a greater culture of transparency and accountability in all sectors.

Outputs:

1. Promote application of the Promotion of Access to Information Act; Protected Disclosures Act and Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act.

2. Produce a user-friendly guide to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act for all sectors.

3. Promotion of the above Acts to take place at National, Provincial and Local levels of society.

Resolution:

A.6 To conduct a joint research programme to audit the state of professional ethics in each sector.

Outputs:

1. Repeat 2001 study and identify ethics training needs for all sectors.



B. Combating

Resolution:

B.1 To promote, support and strengthen co-operation and co-ordination between and within the different sectors.

Outputs:

1. Strengthen functioning of NACF, including inter-sectoral cooperation through a programme of workshops/ roundtables with satellite links where necessary.


2. Host a National Anti-Corruption Conference engaging issues pertaining to good practice on the combating and prevention of corruption. This will coincide with the hosting of the next National Anti-Corruption Summit.

Resolution:

B.3 To acknowledge the role played by government in the establishment of a database for blacklisting, and to further support this initiative by the creation of a common database for blacklisting across all sectors. A mechanism for information sharing across all sectors should be developed.

Outputs:

1. Information sharing session on OPSC report on blacklisting. A mechanism for information sharing across all sectors should be developed. Thereafter sectors to respond to issues relating to blacklisting.



C. Oversight, Transparency and Accountability

Resolution:

C.2 Establish a joint research initiative to evaluate the implementation by the Executive of resolutions made by Parliament and its committees pertaining to corruption.

Outputs:

1. To engage with Parliament on proper procedure for taking this forward.

2. Report to NACF will be produced.



D. National Anti-corruption Forum (NACF)

Resolution:

D.6 Each sector should have a plan of action with regard to representation of the NACF within 3 months of the Summit. The NACF will strive to ensure participation of the professions.

Outputs:

1. Each sector will report on a regular basis on how they intend to involve professional associations in their respective sectors.