International Anti-corruption Day in Johannesburg
On Wednesday 9 December 2015, the French South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FSACCI) and French international company, Mazars, specialists in auditing, accounting, tax and advisory services in South Africa, hosted a business breakfast to celebrate International Anti-corruption Day.
The breakfast aimed to address the concerns of investors and possible new investors in South Africa. Experts at the event explained how corruption can affect business in South Africa and is being done to prevent its occurrence.
The concept of this International Day was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, in 2003, to raise issues of corruption and increase awareness about the benefits of its prevention. Without going too much back into history, you may remember that on 31 October 2003, the General Assembly had adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which entered into force in 2005.
Ambassador of France to South Africa Elisabeth Barbier said in her speech: “We are here as concerned citizens with a vested interest in South Africa. We are upbeat and confident that South Africa is doing its best to fight corruption and we look forward to continued involvement in this country”.
In addition to measures already in place in France, the country is considering a new law to ensure the transparency of economic life, in particular, to strengthen the prerogatives of specialised government departments responsible for the fight against corruption.
Download Ambassador Barbier’s address here:
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- SM ELIZABETH BARBIER WED 09 DEC 2015