Thabo Mbeki Foundation to Host a Seminar and Public Dialogue Illicit Financial Outflows

The issue of Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) remains a serious challenge not only for lawmakers and revenue services, but more broadly for governments’ efforts to serve their citizens and to ensure accountability. Thabo Mbeki Foundation and the European Union Delegation to South Africa will jointly host a restricted policy-orientated experts’ seminar, to be followed in the evening by a public debate in the form of a panel discussion. It is foreseen that these interventions will contribute to greater public, as well as official interest in confronting this issue.

It is with great pleasure that the partners extend to you an invitation to participate in the high-level public policy development initiative to be held from 09h30 – 15h30 and from 17h30 – 19h30 in the evening. The sessions will be opened by the Patron of TMF, President Thabo Mbeki as well as the European Union Ambassador, His Excellency Marcus Cornaro.

Date: Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Time: 09h30 – 15h30 and 17h30 -19h30

Venue: Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), 26 Melville Road, Illovo, Johannesburg.

Contact: Ms Reboile Mathabe at

In the morning session, the participants include:

Academics in the field of IFF; the South African Revenue Service; the South African Reserve Bank; the National Treasury; the Auditor General of South Africa; private Sector Financial Institutions; government Policymakers; South African legislators; Mining sector authorities; Industry-focused civil society groupings; regional institutions including the OECD; Legal, tax and financial professionals; various EU institutions; Media practitioners in the finance sector and other Southern African counterparts.

In the evening session, the Speakers include:

Ambassador Marcus Cornaro, EU Delegation to South Africa,

Mr Floyd Shivambu (MP), Economic Freedom Fighters

Ms Varsha Singh, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Adv Mojanku Gumbi, Thabo Mbeki Foundation




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