by combatting corruption

“Our hope for the future depends also on our resolution as a nation in dealing with the scourge of corruption. Success will require an acceptance that, in many respects, we are a sick society."
Nelson Mandela
State of the Union Address
Cape Town, 5 February 1999

The AFCOE will

  • Promote the counter-corruption agenda of Governments in the Continent
  • Contribute to steps necessary to address and remove (or prevent) FATF ‘grey listing’;
  • Encourage Foreign Direct Investment across the Continent;
  • Provide a world-class training centre of excellence within and for the Continent;
  • Support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs;
  • Address national development goals for participating countries, such as, for example,  4 of the 10 Critical Actions of South Africa’s National Development Plan 2030;
  • Establish satellite and indivisible Centres sitting in strategic regions of Africa (e.g., North, East and West Africa)
  • Hold in 2024 the first Africa Counter-Corruption Dialogue ;
  • Confer the Annual Counter-Corruption Awards for Africa; and
  • Help to alleviate poverty by reducing corruption.

On 2nd-3rd November 2023, the AFCOE held the Pan-Africa Counter-Corruption Assembly for Ministers of Justice and other leading delegates and experts from across the Continent.  Click here for further details.

"I wholeheartedly support and commend the establishment of the AFCOE and the convening of the Africa Counter-Corruption Dialogue, because these are initiatives that I believe can and will over time make a significant contribution to defeating corruption, and to unshackling those presently constrained by its limiting and corrosive effects."
Prof Thuli Madonsela
Law Trust Chair in Social Justice (Stellenbosch University)