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Deputy Minister Nel will Engage the Ethics Institute on Ethical Leadership in Local Government  

The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel will tomorrow (05 February 2019) convene a meeting with the Ethics Institute to explore partnership possibilities aimed at developing a code for ethical governance in municipalities.

The Ethics Institute is an independent public institute producing original thought leadership and offering a range of services and products related to organisational ethics.

The aim of the project is to develop a Code for Ethical Governance in Local Government which is envisaged to have a similar standing in local government as the King Code on Corporate Governance (King IV) has been in the private sector. To achieve this level of relevance and legitimacy will therefore require research and structured engagement with relevant role-players.

The meeting is to among others, strengthen and further emphasise and support the commitment made by President Cyril Ramaphosa on ethical leadership during his State of the Nation Address.

With various challenges of governance, there is a case for the development of a Code for Ethical Governance in Local Government.

The meeting will take place as follows:

– Date: 05 February 2019
– Time: 08H00
– Venue: 87 Hamilton Street; office S 02
For interview requests, contact:

Ms Abigail Taukobong: 066 480 3937.


Ms Mpone Motsamai:
066 480 3562


Legadima Leso
066 479 9904