Corruption has shaken the very core of our young democracy, tainted the moral fibre of society and eroded the foundation of our Constitution. The need for intervention, by all South Africans, has been highlighted by the recent wave of corruption which has been making headlines. With that in mind, we understand that now is the time for the courageous conversation and this inspired ASI Financial Services (ASI) to launch the Anti-Corruption movement.
To launch this movement, ASI hosted a C-suite event at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg. Constitution Hill has become synonymous with South Africa’s continuing triumph in the struggle for freedom and democracy. These freedoms are protected by the South African Constitution which is the bastion upon which our country and democracy are founded. Corruption now threatens the very core of our Constitutional democracy. It was therefore fitting that Constitution Hill once again played its role in the continuance of the struggle for true freedom.
ASI called together 500 high impact individuals to engage on how we, as the private sector, can in our respective spheres of influence, meaningfully support the Government and our economy in securing our country’s future and how that will inform the heart of our country, its workforce.
Ms Busisiwe Mavuso – Chief Executive Officer of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) delivered the Keynote address. This was particularly impactful as she is a strong and successful female in the South African Corporate sector and was therefore befitting of the occasion taking place in Women’s month.
Our illustrious panel included Cllr Herman Mashaba – Mayor of Johannesburg, Wayne Duvenage – Chief Executive Officer of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) and David Lewis – Executive Director of Corruption Watch. Tumelo Mothotoane, who is a Prime Time News Anchor at eNCA, served as moderator of our panel.
The Thought Laboratory provided a platform which ignited a robust discussion, created some much-needed agency and until today, strives to drive change within Corporate South Africa.
Will you be a part of this courageous conversation?