Members of anti-corruption council announced – Gauteng Govt

Premier Makhura says 'this is the first initiative of its kind in our Republic'

Premier Makhura announces members of Ethics and Anti-Corruption Advisory Council

21 November 2017

Gauteng Provincial Government has demonstrated its commitment to fight corruption and promote clean governance, integrity and ethics by appointing an independent institution led by made highly respected South Africans who have worked in various institutions involved in the promotion of integrity and ethics.

During the provincial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Indaba on Tuesday, Premier David Makhura announced the members of the civil society-led Ethics and Anti-Corruption Advisory Council. 

Makhura hailed the establishment of the Council as a great step in the efforts to eradicate corruption and promote integrity and ethics in the public sector.  He said council would become the anti-corruption watchdog of the province and help the Gauteng Provincial Government to more effectively deal with corruption whenever it occurs.

“This is the first initiative of its kind in our Republic. As the Gauteng government, we want to subject ourselves to scrutiny by civil society on how we are doing in building an ethical culture and fighting fraud and corruption in our province,” said Makhura.  

The ten-member team is made up of representatives from civil society, business, academia and community structures. 

It will make recommendations to the Executive Council and Legislature’s Integrity Commissioner on appropriate measures and actions to enhance ethics, integrity and accountability in the public sector.

The roles and responsibilities include, inter alia, the following:

- Monitoring trends in integrity and corruption;

- Actively collaborating with stakeholders who can assist the Council in the execution of its responsibilities;

- Advising the Premier and EXCO on appropriate actions to be taken;

- Monitoring the adequacy and effectiveness of initiatives undertaken by the Premier and EXCO;

- Reporting annually on “The state of ethics, integrity and clean governance in the Gauteng City Region”; and

- Promoting activism and public campaigns among citizens on rule of law, ethics, integrity and accountability in public and private sector organisations.

The members of the council are as follows:

Dr Terence Nombembe, Chief Executive Officer of South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Chairperson),

Advocate Fariyal Mukaddam, Chief Executive Officer for 4 Africa Exchange, (Deputy Chairperson),

Ms Nonkululeko Gobodo, Chief Executive Officer of Nkululeko Leadership Consulting

Ms Puseletso Madumise, Gauteng Chairperson of the South African Non-Governmental Organisation Coalition

Mr David Lewis, Executive Director of Corruption Watch

Professor Deon Rossouw, Chief Executive Officer of the Ethics Institute

Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, Chairperson of the Moral Regeneration Movement

Mr Dennis George, General Secretary of the Federation of Unions of South Africa

Mr Lerata Joel Motsiri, Gauteng Secretary of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (COSATU)

Professor Stella Nkomo of Pretoria University

Premier Makhura commended all members of the Council for agreeing to serve their nation and its people in this capacity.

“We trust that your ultimate reward will be the smiles, the sighs of relief and the tears of joy especially from the poor and most vulnerable in our society who would otherwise have been denied a public good or service as a result of corruption,” he said. 

Issued by Thabo Masebe, Spokesperson, Gauteng Provincial Government, 21 November 2017