The Inclusive Society Institute (ISI) participated in the Kagiso Trust Anti-Corruption High Level Dialogue, which was held at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg. The ISI was represented by Professor Evangelos Mantzaris, who led the Institute’s own research looking into the feasibility and desirability of a National Anti-Corruption Agency for South Africa.
Five themes were identified during the dialogue:
Taking a stand against corruption
The implications of State Capture
Understanding the causes of corruption
Challenges and opportunities to build social accountability
Enhancing coordination for social mobilisation to promote access to justice and combat corruption
Professor Mantzaris delivered a presentation on the outcomes of the ISI research into the desirability and feasibility of an Anti-Corruption Agency for South Africa. Much emphasis was placed on the need to rebuild trust between the organs of state and the public, without which, the fight against corruption would come to naught.
Recording of event: Part 1 & Part 2: