Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Jeff Radebe will lead the Inter Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Anti-Corruption at the commemoration of the International Anti-Corruption Day.
The 2016 international theme by the United Nations to commemorate the International Anti- Corruption Day is “United against Corruption”, and South Africa will commemorate it under the national subtheme: “In Partnership towards a National Anti-Corruption Strategy”.
South Africa is a signatory to the United Nations Convention against Corruption that was signed in 2003 and the International Anti-Corruption Day gives government a chance to take stock of achievements in fighting corruption, and to reflect on challenges which still remain. The commemoration also provides an opportunity to raise public awareness of the need for everyone in society to unite in the fight against corruption.
The National Development Plan (NDP) which is a long term vision and plan that serves as a blueprint for the work that needs to be done to achieve a prosperous society for South Africa has set in motion work towards the development of a country with zero tolerance for corruption. The NDP also recognizes that corruption is a societal issue that must be confronted head on and its eradication requires collaboration between the public and private sectors.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Friday, 9 December 2016
Time: 9h00 (Minister Radebe to speak at 11h15)
Venue: Senate hall: Theo Van Wyk Building, Unisa
Members of the media are advised that there will be a media briefing led by Minister Radebe after the formal proceedings.
Distributed by APO on behalf of Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information.