Report on the proceedings of the Second National Anti-corruption Summit


2. Foreword

The Second National Anti-corruption Summit was held on 22 to 23 March 2005 at the CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria.

This Summit was hosted by the National Anti-corruption Forum and the theme of the Summit was "Fighting Corruption Together: Past Achievements, Future Challenges."

The objectives of the Summit were, inter alia:

  • To asses strategies and past achievements in fighting corruption;
  • to unite various sectors to a common programme of action; and
  • to examine future challenges for both combating and preventing corruption.

Similar to the first National Anti-corruption Summit held in 1999, the Second National Anti-corruption Summit presented the opportunity for all sectors of South African society to collectively reflect on past achievements and strategies, assess future challenges in fighting corruption and then to craft a common programme of action for the immediate and long-term future.

Delegates to the Summit were representative of South African society and broadly fell into three categories, namely the Public, Private and Civil Society Sectors.

Taking place in the context of the celebrations of our 10 years of democracy in South Africa, the Summit presented an opportunity not only for celebration, but also for a candid examination of what still needs to be done in order to minimize corruption and its impact.

In a strategic way the Summit helped to give credence to South Africa’s commitment to alleviate poverty and to improve service delivery.