COUNTERING THE CORRUPT
Reform of the Criminal Justice Administration in South Africa
February 6th, 2023 | 09:00-17:30 SAST | Virtual Event
Chief Justice Zondo was scathing in his final report of the State Capture Commission, pointing to industrial scale fraud, looting, corruption, and massive deficit in integrity, accountability and hence governance, leading to citizens being unable to access their basic human rights as enshrined in our Constitution.
President Ramaphosa himself, when receiving the final report, expressed the deep sense of shame, embarrassment and betrayal by the governing party, and many leaders in Government and the private sector, implicated in state capture, corruption and wrongdoing, and invited citizens with the requisite skills and expertise to come forward in helping to fix the country and society broken by the state capture project.
It is in this regard that civil society partners the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Primerio International, Accountability Now and the University of Cape Town
have come together to heed the President’s call with a critical intervention to help arrest the decay of society by fixing and rebuilding governance after the devastation of state capture, by proposing the strengthening of SA’s accountability architecture. We are proud to present a conference on critical aspects of the reform of the criminal justice administration in South Africa.
On 6 February 2023, a set of high-level panel discussions will be hosted as a critical intervention to help arrest the decay of society and rebuild governance from the devastation of state capture, by proposing the strengthening of SA’s accountability architecture through a reform of the criminal justice administration in SA.
The discussions will be attended by a small audience as well as live streamed online.
We invite you to join us online by registering your contact details on this page. You will then be e-mailed the link to the online event as well as related materials.
Please find information about the panelists and supporting materials below.
09h00 - 09h30: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Resident Representative, KAS South Africa
Professor Firoz Cachalia
Chairperson, National Anti-Corruption Advisory Council (NACAC)
Minister Ronald Lamola
Minister of Justice and Correctional Services
09h30 - 10h40: WHAT ARE THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTI CORRUPTION MACHINERY OF STATE?
Achieving compliance with Glenister
Izak Smuts SC
Senior Counsel, Eastern Cape Society of Advocates and Former Judicial Service Commission
Executive Secretary, Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC)
Senior Counsel, Gauteng Society of Advocates, Zondo Commission
Justice Ian Farlam (moderator)
Former Judge at the Supreme Court of Appeal
11h00 - 12h30: WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION IN THE SHORT AND LONGER TERM
Executive Director, Whistleblower House
Regional Head, Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit
Former Chief Executive Officer, South African Human Rights Commission
Ben Theron (moderator)
Executive Director, Whistleblower House
14h00 - 15h30: NON-PROSECUTION RESOLUTION OF CORRUPTION CASES
Director, Primerio and South African Representative, ICC FraudNet
Associate, Rose Attorneys and Director, Accountability Now
Former Prosecutor, National Prosecuting Authority and South African Shadow Minister of Justice
Former Investigative Directorate Head in the office of the National Prosecuting Authority
Michael-James Currie (moderator)
Director, Primerio and African Regional Representative, International Bar Association Anti-Corruption Committee
16:00 - 17h20: SUPPORTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION COURT TO COUNTER KLEPTOCRACY AND TRANSNATIONAL CORRUPTION CASES
Founder and Executive Director, BeRelevant Africa
Senior Lecturer at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, UCT
Lord Peter Hain
Member, House of Lords of the United Kingdom
Justice Richard Goldstone (moderator)
Former Judge, Constitutional Court of South Africa
17h20: Closing Remarks
Professor Somadoda Fikeni
Chairperson of the Public Service Commission
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba
Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town and Former Commissioner at Press Freedom Commission
Chief Executive Officer, KCL Solutions