Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Trans-Disciplinary Approach

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (2019)

Cite: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2019). Annual Young Scientists’ Conference 2018 - Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Trans-disciplinary Approach [Available online] DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/assaf.2019/0045.

Proceedings report

This 9th Annual Young Scientists’ Conference which was hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and SAYAS in September 2018 deliberated on Corruption and its negative effects on Africa’s progress. Corruption continues to hamper efforts aimed at promoting democratic governance, socio-economic transformation, peace and security, and the enjoyment of human rights on the African continent. Research by a range of institutions including academia, non-governmental organisations, policy think tanks, the private and public sectors, as well as the media, can help identify the causes, effects and types of corruption. This is crucial in understanding and fighting corruption.