National Anti-Corruption Strategy

 

The rationale for developing an overarching National Anti-Corruption Strategy is to:

  • Rejuvenate a national dialogue and direct energy towards practical mechanisms to reduce corruption and improve ethical practice across sectors and amongst citizens in South Africa. 
  • Provide a robust conceptual framework and strategic pillars to guide anti-corruption approaches across relevant sectors in the country.
  • Support coordination between government, business and civil society efforts to reduce corruption and improve accountability and ethical practice.
  • Provide a tool for monitoring progress towards a less corrupt society.

Process

  • Work towards a National Anti-Corruption Strategy began in September 2015 when Government initiated this process that takes into account all existing institutional structures and efforts to fight corruption. A framework for the development of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy was endorsed by the Anti-Corruption Inter-Ministerial Committee.
  • The initiative was formally announced by Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Deputy Minister Buti Manamela on International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December 2015.
  • In January 2016 an inter-departmental National Anti-Corruption Strategy Steering Committee comprised of a number of government departments and the South African Local Government Association was established.
  • External research was commissioned to support the process, obtain critical perspectives and advise on the suitability for, and the required engagements with sectors of the South African society. The research findings on which the development of the NACS is premised are contained in a Diagnostic report. 
  • A consultation document and roadmap for the NACS was developed to initiate the work towards achieving a ‘whole of government and society’ approach in the fight against corruption. This document was released for public consultation on 9 December 2016.
  • The approach and work to date was benchmarked against international best practice such as the United Nations guideline: “National Anti-Corruption Strategies: A Practical Guide for Development and Implementation.”  The process followed endeavoured is to ensure that the process is open, transparent and inclusive of all sectors of South African society in order to ultimately arrive at a robust National Anti-Corruption Strategy that has buy-in from government, business, civil society bodies and the citizens.

NDP and NACS Vision

  • Ethical and accountable state, business and civil society sectors in which all those in positions of power and authority act with integrity;
  • Citizens that respect the rule of law and are empowered to hold those in power to account; and
  • A country with zero tolerance of corruption in any sphere of activity and with substantially reduced levels of corruption.

Invitation to participate

All sectors of the South African society are invited to provide input on this process and to participate in appropriate awareness-raising engagements and consultative processes or forums early in 2017.

Specific dates and venues will be announced in due course.

For more information

  • E-mail: nac@dpme.co.za
  • Tel: 012 308 1791
  • Address: 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, 0002
  • Fax: 086 683 5479

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