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Southern African Institute for Responsive and Accountable Governance
FOSTERING ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNANCE
Chairperson's Introduction about SAIRAG
SAIRAG is an institute committed towards the advancement of responsive and accountable governance in the Southern African Region. The institution is also committed towards socio economic integration in the region in order to advance the lives of people. Some of the activities will focus upon anti-corruption initiatives, whistle blowers protection, ensuring that there is better governance of both public and private institutions.
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Objectives of the institute
The Institute’s main objectives are to:
The main objective of SAIRAG is to advance responsive and accountable governance in both the public and private sector. In doing so, SAIRAG shall undertake the following:
Foster and enhance responsive and accountable governance.
Protection of Whistle-Blowers
Lobby for the protection of whistle-blowers and human rights defenders.
Encourage Effective Governance
Encourage effective and efficient functioning and governance of constitutional institutions established to strengthen constitutional democracy as well as any other organs of state.
Assess the impact of climate change on human rights.
Technology & Human Rights
Assess the impact of technology on human rights.
Pursue social justice through equal access to wealth, opportunities, and privileges as a society; and foster response to national and regional security concerns.
Legislative Powers and Incorporation
SAIRAG is a non-profit company registered in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008. It is incorporated as such to pursue its mandate and set key objectives.
plan of action
Strategic focus and activities
Areas of priority
The current situational analysis in South Africa demands that SAIRAG identify areas of priority. The hearings on allegations of State Capture and the concomitant report reveal that whistle-blowers are shunned and victimised by those in offices of power both in the public and private sector. Media reports also expose victimisation of state employees who report on or blow the whistle on malfeasance owing to corruption and misgovernance.
Additionally, there are constitutional institutions that are empowered to strengthen constitutional democracy as well as promote public administration principles.
Consequently, SAIRAG has identified the area of whistleblowing as its focal point. It has also considered the role of specific constitutional institutions that impact whistleblowing in the state, and that of the youth to foster good governance.
SAIRAG has developed the activities below to lobby for the protection and support of whistle-blowers to encourage effective functioning of the relevant constitutional institutions, viz:
- Conduct whistle-blower campaigns and respond to requests from whistle-blowers.
- Engage the National Assembly on governance of constitutional institutions.
- Engage the Youth on whistleblowing and governance
WE USE PEOPLE POWER TO MAKE DIFFERENCE
You can contribute to the promotion of good governance and anti-corruption. Your support is crucial to our efforts. If you’re able, we’d love it if you could make a donation of your preferred amount to help us achieve our objectives. Thank you in advance for your contribution.
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YOUTH DAY DEBATE
JUNE 16 -2022
The introductory video for the symposium on establishing leadership responsibilities of the youth during this challenging time in South Africa, when the country is faced with a myriad of public and private sector governance problems.
The 46th commemoration of 1976, June 16 Uprisings that began in Soweto and spread throughout the country presents an opportunity for reflection on the current state of the nation and of the youth and their role in strengthening our constitutional democracy and the advancement of human rights.
Watch the 1976 June 16 Student Uprisings 46th Anniversary Part 1-3 Videos