Commemoration of the 2017 International Anti-Corruption Day

Commemoration of the 2017 International Anti-Corruption Day

Theme: Illicit Financial Flows in Africa and its Impact on Development

Anti-CorruptionCAPE TOWN, South Africa, December 6, 2017/APO Group/ –The Public Service Commission (PSC) in partnership with the University of South Africa (UNISA) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) cordially invite the members of the media to the commemoration of the 2017 International Anti-Corruption Day, under the theme: ‘Illicit Financial Flows in Africa and its Impact on Development’. Illicit financial flow is a global problem, which impacts on governance and the economic development of countries.

International Anti-Corruption Day is commemorated annually on 9 December in recognition of the United Nations Convention against Corruption which was signed in Mexico in 2003. South Africa is one of the signatories to the Convention and ratified it in 2004.

Citing corruption and bribery as major reasons for the increase in IFF, the Global financial report, which had illustrated data from World Bank and the International Monetary Fund showed that Ethiopia had lost 11.7 billion dollars in illegal financial out flow between 2000 and 2009

This day provides an opportunity for political leaders, governments, business, legal bodies and lobby groups to join forces against corruption.

The event will be addressed by amongst others, Honourable Faith Muthambi, Minister for Public Service and Administration, Adv Richard Sizani, Chairperson of the Public Service Commission Dr Abdalla Hamdock, Deputy Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and Mr. Hennie van Vuuren, author of Apartheid Guns and Money.

The members of the media are invited to attend the event as follows:

Venue: Enoch Sontonga Conference Centre (Sunnyside Campus)
Date: Friday, 8 December 2017
Time: 08:30 for 09:00