North West Premier Modise intensifies onslaught against corruption
8 Aug 2012
Stakeholders from across all sectors in the North West Province are to consider measures to uproot unethical behaviour that contributes towards the scourge of corruption. The two-day roundtable hosted by Premier Mme Thandi Modise is to be held at the Madiba Banquet Hall in Potchefstroom as from Thursday 16-17 August 2012.
The objective of the roundtable to be held at Madiba Bangiet Halls in Potchefstroom is to establish and emphasise the importance of ethical standards, manage, communicate and enforce ethical standards towards corruption-free work environments.
It also intends creating a platform to unpack discussions on ethics, morals, values and integrity as part of intensifying the fight against the scourge of corruption in the business, public and civic society sectors and emphasis on Corporate Governance in the work place.
“Corruption is the new enemy that needs to be fought with renewed vigour wherever it raises its ugly head as it stifles growth and development. It is the biggest and toughest enemy against black empowerment, wealth creation and income distribution.
Undoubtedly, corruption destroys business ethics and is consequently unethical, it is unfair, it makes prices of goods soar making it unaffordable to the vulnerable and poor in our society,” Premier Modise who is the Chairperson of the Provincial Anti-Corruption Forum.
The seminar advances the Provincial Anti-Corruption Forum’s programme of action for a holistic and integrated approach to the fight against corruption, build a framework for the Provincial integrity and ensure a continued awareness to prevent and combat corruption, in order to entrench and deepen the fight against corruption.
Premier Thandi Modise will deliver the keynote address during the opening session on Thursday morning.
On the first day of the seminar, high-profiled speakers will present papers on:
- The role of religion in promoting integrity within society (Dr Mathole Motshekga-Chief Whip of the Majority Party in the National Assembly and Representative of the National Religious Leaders Forum,)
- Moral Regeneration (Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, CEO: Moral Regeneration Movement),
- Ethics (Mr Kris Dobbie, Chairperson: Ethics South Africa)
- Moral Ethical Dillemas/The Law and Society (Hon Justice Yvonne Mokgoro)
- State of Professional Ethics in the Public Sector (Ms Selina Nkosi : Office of Public Service Commission),
- The role of the Public Protector in the fight against fraud and corruption (Adv Thuli Madonsela: Public Protector),
- Organisational Culture and its impact on Ethical Decision Making by Prof Jonathan Jansen: University of Free State)
- The consequences of fraud and corruption in respect of financial reporting in the province. (Mr. Liaquath Ally: Business Executive Provincial Office of Auditor General),
- Why do people do bad things? Temptations, Ethical risks and resulting red flags (Prof David Mosoma: University of South Africa),
- How corruption impairs on national strategic operations service delivery (Prof Shadrack Gutto: University of South Africa),
- The role of the Business Sector in promoting integrity in the workplace (Mr Seboka).
- Deputy Rector of North West University, Prof. Mosimegi will also deliver message of support on behalf of the university.
Presentations for the second day will cover:
- Legal ethics (Prof. Mulligan-North West University)
- How the national Anti-Corruption Hotline contributes towards professional ethics in the public sector (Mr Modau-Office of the Public Service Commission)
- Financial misconduct: The trend to by-pass the regulatory framework(Mr Geo Paul-Acting HOD NW Department of Finance )
- Minimum Anti-Corruption Capacity in Departments: A provincial comparison (Prof Richard Levin-Director General Department of Public Service and Administration)
- The role of investigative journalism in promoting integrity in the public service (Prof. Mariette Dechavonnesvruygt )
- Government statistics on fraud and corruption in the province with more emphasis on government cases, and lack of moral values in the society at large (Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Mbombo-SAPS)
Members of the media are invited to cover the learning gala networking dinner at which Premier Modise will deliver keynote address on Wednesday evening and the two days of the roundtable.
Kindly RSVP with Pat Dooms at 084 831 4072 or accreditation (media only) by 12h00 on Friday 10 August 2012.
Lesiba Moses Kgwele
Tel: 018 388 3705
Cell: 083 629 1987
Fax: 086 620 4802
Issued by: North West Office of the Premier
8 Aug 2012
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