Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (acronym ACT-Southern Africa) is a regional, non-profit making and non-political organisation that was registered in South Africa and Zimbabwe to campaign against corruption in Southern Africa. In South Africa, it was registered under the Non-Profit Organisations Act, 1997 (Registration Number:- 045-923-NPO refers). In Zimbabwe, it was registered as a Trust, under the Registrar of Deeds (Registration Number: MA147/2004 refers).
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The Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT-SA) is an independent, non-profit making trust that was founded in 2004 to campaign against corruption in the private and public sectors.
ACT-Southern Africa is registered in the South Africa under the Non-Profit Organisation Act . It is also registered in Zimbabwe as a Trust by the Registrar of Deeds . ACT-Southern Africa has the mandate to operate in the SADC member states.
Accountable, transparent and legitimate public and private sector institutions operating alongside a well informed, empowered and actively engaged citizenry in poverty eradication and development.
To contribute towards good governance and the ending of corruption in Southern Africa through institutional capacity building, situational prevention of corruption, social prevention and public empowerment, anti-corruption policy and law reform and research and development.
- To build the capacities of private and public institutions for effective prevention and combating of corruption elsewhere.
- To support the strengthening of partnerships between national anti corruption bodies and civil society organisations in order to raise awareness and monitoring the fight against corruption.
- To raise public awareness on corruption and mobilise the local populations to desist from corrupt tendencies.
- To support the development, implementation and maintenance of effective and coordinated anti-corruption laws and policies within Southern African countries.
- To support the implementation of regional and international anti-corruption treaties.
- To promote society’s participation in preventing and combating of corruption in Southern Africa.
- To promote corporate governance within the public and private sectors in Southern Africa.
- To research, document and communicate issues that enhance the prevention and combating of corruption in Southern Africa.
- To promote democratic governance structures that complies with accountability, transparency, integrity and legitimate principles.
- To track corruption and expose it.
- To establish a clearing house for easy access of information, research reports, training materials and documentation pertaining to the curbing and prevention of corruption in Southern Africa.
- To support the implementation of progressive anti corruption strategies of regional and international bodies.
- To compile databases of persons and institutions legally tried and found guilty of corrupt practices.
- To establish, utilise and disseminate a corruption monitoring and evaluation system for use in Southern Africa.
- To promote information exchange between national corruption organisations and leveraging human and financial support for the effective implementation of their initiatives.
- To monitor the implementation of obligations under anti-corruption treaties in promoting good corporate governance within the public and private sectors.
- To build effective partnerships and collaborate with national governments and other relevant national, regional and international bodies in preventing and combating corruption.
- To carry out research, documentation and act as a clearing and dissemination house for relevant researches.
- To mobilise, raise awareness and empower the local populations within the public and private sectors in preventing and combating corruption.
- To carry out any other interventions and activities incidental to the main objective of the organisation.