You are invited to join the Anti-Corruption Dialogue which aims to The Anti-Corruption Dialogue aims to:
- Interrogate the outcomes of Zondo Commission Report and its implications for Civil Society
- Showcase good practices promoting social accountability and combating corruption
- Deliberate on policies and institutions designed combating corruption
- Strengthen networking, partnerships, and coordination amongst stakeholders
- Explore strategies aimed at rebuilding active citizenship and ethical leadership in civil society
- Building a strong movement supporting the speedy implementation of Zondo Commission recommendations
Prof Thuli Madonsela (Keynote speaker)
Professor Thuli Madonsela is a professor of law occupying the Law Trust Research Chair in Social Justice at Stellenbosch University and an advocate of the High Court of South Africa and honorary member of the Botswana Bar with eight honorary law doctorates in addition to her normal law degrees and over 70 awards. She is also the founder of the Thuma Foundation for Democracy Leadership and Literacy and a Member of the African Academy of Sciences. The former Public Protector of South Africa and full-time Law Commissioner, Professor Madonsela was one of the drafters of the South African Constitution and a co-architect and drafter of several constitutionally- mandated laws, including the Equality Act, Employment Equity Act and Promotion of Administrative Justice Act. She currently teaches Constitutional Law, Social Justice Law, Administrative Law, and Constitutional Governance and Ethical Leadership and has written and published extensively on these matters.
Mr Lechesa Tsenoli (Deputy Speaker)
Mr Lechesa Tsenoli was re-elected to a second term to be the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly in the 6th Parliament of the Republic of South Africa in 2019. He has more than 25 years as a public representative, including roles in both Legislative sector and the Executive. A Member of Parliament since 1994, Mr.Tsenoli served in the following committees: Portfolio Committee on Constitutional Development and Local Government, the Portfolio Committee on Housing, the Ad Hoc Committee in Represented Political Parties, the Special Ministerial Committee on the Transformation of the Independent Development Trust (IDT), the Special Ministerial Committee on Removing Obstacles to Housing Delivery, the Special Ministerial Political Committee on the White Paper on Local Government and the Inter-Ministerial Committee on HIV/AIDS. Besides serving in Parliament, he has been a Member of board of directors of the Isandla Institute (a public interest think tank concerned with democratic urban settlements and convenor of a number of dialogue initiatives, such as, the Good Governance Learning Network) 2009 to 2013. Including, being a Chairperson of the Khanya African Institute for Community-Driven Development from 2001 – 2009.
Dr Sarah Meny-Gibert
Sarah Meny-Gibert Leads the State Reform Programme at the Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI). She has eighteen years’ experience as a social science researcher, and has lead research projects for government organisations, international donors and local non-governmental organisations. Sarah’s research interests are in the historical development of the state, public sector reform, and the governance of school education. She has worked for a number of policy think tanks and a survey company before joining PARI. Sarah holds a PhD in History from the University of Witwatersrand (Wits), and has published on the topics of school education, public bureaucracies, and civil service reform in South Africa.
Prof Evangelos Mantzaris
Evangelos Mantzaris is a Retired Research Professor at the Mangosuthu University of Technology and Extraordinary Professor at the School of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University. He is accredited NRF Researcher until 2023 with 9 books published. Prof Evangelos has been a Senior Researcher and Professor at the Anti – Corruption Centre for Education and Research of Stellenbosch University. Before 2012, he was a Research Professor at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), a Director of Social Policy Programme at the University of Durban – Westville (UDW) and then the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN), and a Researcher in the Sociology department at UDW from 1983.
Ms Sharon Ekambaram
Sharon is a human rights activist and has been involved in the struggle for social justice through her work. In the 1980s she worked with young people fleeing from their communities due to apartheid state repression. She was one of the founding members of the Treatment Action Campaign and later worked for the AIDS Consortium in the struggle for affordable treatment for people living with HIV and AIDS, and later against AIDS denialism of the South African government. She then took up a position as Project Head to establish the Chris Hani Institute located at COSATU House. She worked for the international medical humanitarian organisation- Doctors Without Borders for ten years, and was the founding Director. She is current head of the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme at LHR.
Ms Corlett Letlojane
Corlett Letlojane, holds and an LLB degree with the University of South Africa (UNISA) and B. Luris Diploma with University of the North West (formerly UNIBO) and was awarded a runner up Certificate as a Human Rights Defender in the SADC Region, by the Southern Africa Human Rights Defender’s Network in November 2018. She is the Executive Director of the Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA), a passionate and dedicated human rights defender of over 20 years’ of experience and specialisation in national, regional and international human rights frameworks and mechanisms. She is a Support Group Member on Freedom of Association and Assembly established by the African Commission on Human & People’s Rights. Facilitates continental human rights training programmes for diverse groupings of audiences, including the Lusophone Human Rights Camp, SADC HRDs Network, CSOs, HRDs, and privileged in partnering with UP – CHR in its LLM Course for students, government officials, national institutions. She’s also instrumental in providing technical support for access of regional human rights bodies such as ACHPR, NGO Forum Focal Points – SADC, Chairs CSO Forum on PAP increasing visibility, and amplifying CSO voices in AU regional organs.
Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana
Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana, a retired bishop of the Ethiopian Episcopal Church, is the General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches, spearheading its work to lead common Christian action that works for moral witness in South Africa, addressing issues of social and economic justice, national reconciliation, the integrity of creation, eradication of poverty, and contributing towards the empowerment of all those who are spiritually, socially and economically marginalised. In this context, he is charged with spearheading the SACC campaign The South Africa We Pray For, activated through the Civil Society Manifesto, a product of the SACC-initiated National Convention of South Africa process. Bishop Mpumlwana leads the SACC in national advocacy and local ecumenical action of churches on the four pillars of the SACC campaign of Healing and Reconciliation; Economic Transformation; Comprehensive Quality Education; and Anchoring Democracy – a contribution to the promise of the post-apartheid South Africa: a just, reconciled, peaceful, equitable and sustainable society, free of racial, tribal, xenophobic and gender prejudices, free of corruption and deprivation, and with enough food and shelter for all; and for a society where each child born can grow and reach their God-given potential.