GAUTENG -In keeping with the resolve to deal swiftly and effectively with corruption – both within the private and public sectors, the Gauteng Provincial Government has partnered with civil society organizations and municipalities in the province to host the Anti-Corruption Summit on Wednesday, 24 October 2010. The Summit, to be addressed by Premier Nomvula Mokonyane leaders of business, trade union movement, Ekurhuleni Mayor Mondli Gungubele, and other civil society organizations, will craft a holistic approach to the fight against corruption in the province.
The need to form partnerships against corruption was borne out of the realization that corruption is a societal problem and not just the preserve of the government – it involves the corrupter and the corrupted. Accordingly, the successful fight against the scourge of corruption will be highly dependent on better working relations between all stakeholders.
The key objectives of the Summit are:
* To develop a common plan of action and social mobilisation against corruption involving government, labour, business and other civil society sectors
* To forge a social compact/ integrity alliance in the fight against corruption, fraud and unethical behavior and in building an ethical society
* To share knowledge, experiences, strategies and best practice in the fight against corruption
* To raise public awareness on the role of various sectors and individuals in the fight against corruption and the building of an ethical society
* To launch the Gauteng Anti-Corruption Strategic Framework (government’s commitment)
Details of the summit are as follows:
Date: 24 November 2010
Venue: Birchwood Conference Centre, Boksburg