The President of the Republic of South Africa, HE Cyril Ramaphosa, in his State of the Nation address in February 2021, announced government’s intention to establish a National Anti-Corruption Agency for South Africa. The agency will report directly to Parliament.
The Inclusive Society Institute (ISI) will be undertaking research into the potential desirability, functioning and structuring of such an agency within the South African context. The research will, in the search for best practice, explore international examples and their levels of success. It will look at the theory behind such institutions, their models and practical implementation, in order to translate it into workable solutions and actions within the South African context.
The ISI intends to execute the research in conjunction with the University of Stellenbosch’s School for Public Leadership, to which end a scoping workshop was held on 24 March 2021 between representatives of the university and the ISI.