Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will on 20 September 2022 officially launch of the Local Government Anti-Corruption Forum and the Local Government Ethical Leadership Initiative (LGELI).

The Local Government Anti-Corruption Forum (LGACF) was established in October 2020 under the chairship of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) supported by the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCOG) as the Secretariat.  The Forum was formed with the intention to foster collaboration and coordination amongst the various stakeholders at the local government level on anti-corruption matters. 

Key stakeholders that form part of the forum include representation from government (including law enforcement agencies), business and civil society.

To date, the forum has, amongst others, achieved improved collaboration between DCoG, provinces and law enforcement agencies in relation to municipal investigations; targeted joint anti-corruption communication and awareness between government and civil society stakeholders in line with District Development Model (DDM).

The LGELI project aims to facilitate a national dialogue on ethical leadership in municipalities, culminating in the development of a Code for Ethical Governance for Municipalities that sets out the principles and practices for ethical governance and leadership in local government.

Source: Government of South Africa

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