PSA Counter-Corruption Summit

On 27 July 2022, the PSA brought together all branches of the South African state (executive, legislative and judicial), various law-enforcement and oversight agencies, business leaders, NGO’s and civil society representatives, academia, international organisations like the World Bank, African Development Bank, UN ODC and Commonwealth Secretariat, in a Counter-Corruption Summit.


The aim of the Summit was to help galvanise broad support for the continued efforts to counter corruption and to establish a forum or platform for collaboration across all sectors of society in coordinating counter-corruption initiatives. At the conclusion of the Summit, delegates unanimously adopted a SUMMIT DECLARATION, establishing the South Africa Regional Centre of Excellence as the way forward to bring collaboration to countering corruption on the African continent.

View the presentation and the adoption of the SUMMIT DECLARATION in the video clip:


Delegates and speakers included: 

  • Hon Adv Ronald Lamola MP, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services
  • Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga, Justice of the Constitutional Court
  • Hon Mr Mkhuleko Hlengwa MP, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Parliament of the South Africa
  • Prof Thuli Madonsela, Law Trust Chair of Social Justice, Stellenbosch University and former Public Protector of South Africa
  • Prof Sope Williams, Professor Stellenbosch University & Deputy Director, African Procurement Law Unit
  • Mr Karam Singh, Executive Director, Corruption Watch
  • Mr Sam Bwana, Integrity Vice Presidency, The World Bank Group
  • Ms Anele Dudu Ncube, African Development Bank
  • Mr Happy Khambule, Business Unity South Africa
  • Adv Anton du Plessis, Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Adv Andrea Johnson, Investigating Director, NPA
  • Dr Roger Koranteng, Head, Public Sector Governance, Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Mr Tim Steele, UNODC
  • Mr Itumeleng Mongale, UNODC ROSAF

The full programme can be viewed here. A recording of the live stream of the Summit is available on the PSA Youtube channel.

Listen to the welcome message from SU Chancellor, Justice Edwin Cameron, below:

The four keynote speeches can be viewed below:

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv Ronald Lamola, MP:

Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa:

Mr Mkhuleko Hlengwa MP, Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa:

Prof Thuli Madonsela, The Law Trust Chair of Social Justice, Stellenbosch University and former Public Protector of South Africa:

Summit Photographs


A number of presentations are available for download below by clicking on the image:

Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga (Constitutional Court) Karam Singh (Corruption Watch)
Sam Bwana (The World Bank Group) Prof Sope Williams (Stellenbosch University & APLU)

Ms Sthembile Dube (Office of the AGSA) Dr Roger Koranteng (Commonwealth Secretariat)





For some of the media coverage of the Summit, see

  • Akhona Matshoba | SA corruption driven by ‘gangster mentality’ – Madonsela | The Citizen, 29 July 2022

  • Rebecca Davis | COUNTER-CORRUPTION SUMMIT – Pigmentation has nothing to do with lack of progress in Steinhoff case – Investigating Directorate | Daily Maverick, 28 July 2022

  • Unathi Nkanjeni | Madonsela: SA’s corruption is driven by ‘gangster mentality’ and emerging ‘gangster culture’ | TimesLive, 29 July 2022

  • Nicole McCain | Conviction of corrupt govt officials increases by 38.4%, Madonsela tells summit it’s a ‘mafia’ culture | News24, 27 July 2022