The Inclusive Society Institute (ISI) hosted a High-level Dialogue on the Establishment of a National Anti-Corruption Agency for South Africa on 19 October 2021.
The dialogue was a response to the proposal by President Cyril Ramaphosa to establish a National Anti-Corruption Council (NACC). The ISI and the Anti-Corruption Centre for Education and Research (ACCERUS) of Stellenbosch University, through its School of Public Leadership, has entered a partnership to research the realities of international and African Advisory Councils against corruption and to produce a report which will be handed to the public policymakers as a contribution to policy development in this regard.
This dialogue aimed to give direction to the research to be undertaken by the ISI and the School for Public Leadership. The dialogue noted that corruption is antithetical to sustainable development, aggravating income inequality, reducing domestic and foreign investment and significantly lowering the quality of public sector services. Addressing corruption will support a more inclusive recovery from the Covid19 pandemic.
The dialogue was moderated by Professor Bonang Mohale, President of Business Unity South Africa, Chancellor of the University of the Free State, and Chairperson of the Bidvest Group. Daryl Swanepoel, Chief Executive Officer of ISI, and Roger Latchman, Convenor of the ISI’s research into corruption, also spoke at the event.