2017 DOD Anti-Criminality Seminar

By Sgt Ally Rakoma and Ms Beauty Pinga
Photos by Pte Paul Mpangala and Mr Katiso Mabuza

On 03 to 04 August 2017, the Military Police Division under the leadership of Provost Marshall General (PMG), R Adm (JG) Mokgadi Maphoto, hosted a two day Department of Defence (DOD) Anti-Criminality Seminar at Defence Internal Audit Division in Centurion.

The aim of the seminar was to give all spheres of the DOD/Services and Divisions a better understanding of the impact of criminality and devising strategies towards combating fraud and corruption in the DOD.

Topics and presentations held over the two days focussed on crime, fraud and corruption. It further highlighted issues of risks, financial management, compliance, good governance, accountability, proper records management, ethical practices, appropriate information technology controls as well as respect for the law.

Lt Gen Zimpande Msimang, the Chief of the SA Air Force, officially opened the seminar and welcomed delegates on behalf of the Chief of the SANDF, Gen Solly Shoke.

Invited guest speakers included Brig Zama Basi, Head of Anti-Corruption Investigation (Hawks), Mr Leon Esterhuyse, Director Forensic Examiner (ProScripto), Dr Trevor Budhram, Senior Lecture Department of Policy Practice (UNISA), Ms Nobathembu Mkoko, Consultant in Information Management (SITA), Ms Karen Neil, Assistant Director Financial Misconduct (Finance Management Division SANDF), Adv Paul Louw, Prosecutor (National Prosecuting Authority) and Senior SANDF Officers.


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