Panel debate l 15th February, Johannesburg

Lord Peter Hain, visiting professor at Wits Business School, British politician, author and activist, has been something of a thorn in the side of certain global institutions lately. Passionate about South Africa, the country of his youth and outraged at the systematic looting of state coffers to benefit a “corrupt, crony, monopoly elite”, Hain has fearlessly brought the issue of money laundering and corruption in South Africa to the attention of the British parliament.

The tide is turning in South Africa with a new, invigorated focus on rooting out this corruption. We believe it is crucial to start to have discussions on exactly how certain South African politicians, as well as companies headquartered here and around the world, have aided and abetted money laundering, corruption and state capture in South Africa, as Lord Hain says “in total betrayal of Nelson Mandela’s legacy”, and what needs to be done to repair the damage.

Speakers on the panel include:

Mr Pravin Gordhan, MP and former finance minister

Sarah-Jane Trent, Forensics for Justice

Professor Kalu Ojah, Wits Business School

Tara O’Connor, Africa Risk Consulting

Stefaans Brümmer, amaBhungane

David Lewis, executive director, Corruption Watch

Ismail Momoniat, deputy director-general, Treasury

Lord Peter Hain will be facilitating the discussion.

Don’t miss this opportunity to dissect the mechanics of money laundering, its impact on our fragile economy and what South Africa can and should do to recover the money. The panel will also be presenting an action plan as drafted by all stakeholders on the panel in order to resolve past transgressions and tackle the problem going forward. The audience will have an opportunity to give input into the action programme.

Date: Thursday 15 February, 2018

Time: 17:30 for 18:00

Venue: Donald Gordon Auditorium, Wits Business School, 2 St David's Place, Parktown, Johannesburg

Enquiries: Thembeka Hlatshwayo on thembeka.hlatshwayo@wits.ac.za or 011 717 3617

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