SOUTH AFRICA SETS OUT TO REVIVE ANTI-CORRUPTION FORUM

PRETORIA, South African Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi will convene a meeting Friday to revive the National Anti-Corruption Forum (NACF) as part of the government’s efforts to root out graft.

There is a wrong perception out there that corruption is a post-1994 phenomenon, which is untrue because corruption was widespread during the apartheid era. As a democratic government, we have accountability mechanisms in place to combat corrupt activities which adversely affect government’s efforts to eradicate poverty, Muthambi said here Thursday.

The NACF was established in 2001 by the government, business and civil society with the main aim of preventing and combating all forms of corrupt activities in the country. However, the last activity of the forum was its fourth national anti-corruption summit in December 2011 while its last Executive Committee meeting was held in November 2012.

Muthambi said the government had created a number of institutions to fight corruption. We strongly believe that we need the NACF to be effective so that we can realise a South Africa that has zero tolerance for corruption. I have decided to convene a special meeting of various stakeholders in all sectors of our society to revive the NACF, she said.

The purpose of the special meeting is to revive the NACF and to reconstitute the sectors of the forum. Among the objectives of the NACF is to contribute towards the establishment of a national consensus through the co-ordination of sectoral strategies against corruption. �

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

SOUTH AFRICA SETS OUT TO REVIVE ANTI-CORRUPTION FORUM

PRETORIA, South African Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi will convene a meeting Friday to revive the National Anti-Corruption Forum (NACF) as part of the government’s efforts to root out graft.

There is a wrong perception out there that corruption is a post-1994 phenomenon, which is untrue because corruption was widespread during the apartheid era. As a democratic government, we have accountability mechanisms in place to combat corrupt activities which adversely affect government’s efforts to eradicate poverty, Muthambi said here Thursday.

The NACF was established in 2001 by the government, business and civil society with the main aim of preventing and combating all forms of corrupt activities in the country. However, the last activity of the forum was its fourth national anti-corruption summit in December 2011 while its last Executive Committee meeting was held in November 2012.

Muthambi said the government had created a number of institutions to fight corruption. We strongly believe that we need the NACF to be effective so that we can realise a South Africa that has zero tolerance for corruption. I have decided to convene a special meeting of various stakeholders in all sectors of our society to revive the NACF, she said.

The purpose of the special meeting is to revive the NACF and to reconstitute the sectors of the forum. Among the objectives of the NACF is to contribute towards the establishment of a national consensus through the co-ordination of sectoral strategies against corruption. �

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK