Executive ethics: South Africa’s leaders must do better


The Public Protector’s 2016 ‘State of capture’ report outlined how far the influence of the politically connected Gupta family extends into the workings of some state-owned enterprises, and the possibly corrupt awarding of state tenders.

Part of the remedial action recommended was that Parliament review the Executive Members’ Ethics Act within six months of the report’s release. This seminar will discuss key aspects that need scrutiny, like the accountability of the president, the process for accepting gifts, and disclosures by leaders of provincial governments.

This is a joint seminar with the Goedgedacht Forum for Social Reflection.

Chair: Judith February, Senior Research Consultant, ISS


Gary Pienaar, Senior Research manager, HSRC

Collette Schulz-Herzenberg, Lecturer, Stellenbosch University