Date & Time (tbc)
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The Thabo Mbeki Foundation (TMF) and Pan-African Investment and Research Services (PAIRS) are joining forces to launch a new national partnership to combat illicit financial flows in South Africa and the rest of the continent.

The launch event will offer a platform for leaders from both the public and private sectors of South Africa, as well as broader civil society, academia, media and the international community to unpack the challenge of illicit financial flows, and help gather political, technical and financial support for the actions required to effectively combat this scourge in South Africa and in the continent.

Keynote speakers and discussants will include Former President Thabo Mbeki, Judge Dennis Davis, EU Ambassador to South Africa H.E. Riina Kionka, SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter (tbc), Eswatini Revenue Authority Commissioner Dumisani Masilela and Chief Economist Dr Iraj Abedian, moderated by Ms Ferial Haffajee, Associate Editor at Daily Maverick.

The format of the launch event will be a virtual 2-hour session with panel discussion and audience interaction.

Live Event will be shown here.

Program Outline

Welcoming Remarks: Professor Mukisi Qobo, Director, Wits School of Governance
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Thabo Mbeki, Former President of the Republic of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki Foundation

Judge Dennis Davis, Chair, National Tax Review Committee

Dr. Iraj Abedian, CEO/Chief Economist, Pan-African Investment and Research Services

Dr. Neissan Besharati, Director, IFF Joint Programme, Pan-African Investment and Research Services


Her Excellency, Dr Riina Kionka, Ambassador, EU Delegation to South Africa

Advocate Ouma Rabaji Rasethaba, Deputy National Director of Public Prosecution, National Prosecuting Authority

Mr. Dumisani Masilela, Commissioner General, Eswatini Revenue Authority

Q&As Interaction with broader audience

View detailed information on the joint programme here.



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For further queries or comments on the launch event contact:

Dr Neissan Besharati, Director of IFF Joint Programme

Ms Sahar Songok, Professional Assistant