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Company: Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM)

A panel discussion with South Africa’s Auditor-General and other change agents 

Presented by the Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM)

The Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM) at Rhodes University invites you to an interactive discussion exploring critical public finance matters as part of the organisation’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

On the cusp of a ‘new’ political administration, South Africa faces serious and widespread allegations of corruption with some of these allegations now being investigated by commissions of inquiry. Many debates revolve around what can be done to move South Africa forward in a manner that will ensure greater accountability and more efficient, economic and effective use of public funds. What can we expect from public oversight institutions in influencing positive reforms? Can we re-imagine the role of civic actors such as journalists and budget advocates in this context?

PANELISTS:
The Auditor-General of South Africa, Kimi Makwetu, will speak about his recently amended powers and the implications for public finance accountability.
Karabo Rajuili will offer her unique perspective as a core member of one of South Africa’s leading independent investigative newsrooms, AmaBhungane.
Zukiswa Kota of Imali Yethu (‘Our Money’) and head of the Monitoring and Advocacy Programme at the PSAM, will speak about civil society efforts to promote more open and participatory budgeting as well as initiatives aimed at enhancing the openness and accessibility of parliament as a fundamental avenue for enhancing accountability.

For further details on this panel discussion please refer to the online event information and follow @PSAM_AFRICA on Twitter.

 

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