TO: ALL MEDIA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: 12 AUGUST 2022
ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEES TO CONVENE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The National Association of Public Accounts Committees (APAC) will from the 15th to 17th August 2022 convene its Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting under the theme “Enhanced Oversight for Ethical Public Financial Management and Accountability to Grow South Africa Together”.
Established in 1997, APAC is an association of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) of National Parliament and similar public accounts committees of the nine provincial legislatures in South Africa.
The Association was formed with the objective of improving the quality of oversight on public financial management and accountability of the legislatures and government in the country. It performs this by empowering the public accounts committees and by building the capacity of their individual members.
APAC supports public accounts committees with mechanism to hold public institutions accountable if they do not comply with the relevant laws and other regulations. With the hosting of this conference, APAC seeks to facilitate exchange of information and best practices, and to discuss issues of mutual concern.
The Conference and AGM will be addressed by representatives of the National Speakers Forum, the Auditor-General of South Africa and the Acting Deputy Public Protector.
Delegates will deliberate on topics for debate during breakaway sessions on the first of conference. On the 16th, the conference will focus on presentations of discussions emanating from the caucus groups. And finally, on the 17th APAC will convene its Annual General Meeting (AGM) to communicate key decisions of the Association.
Some of the topics which the conference will address include:
• Enhancing Oversight on Public Financial Management and Accountability in South Africa.
• Support to Municipal Oversight on Financial Management and Accountability.
• Strengthening Collaboration with the Auditor-General of South Africa for Ethical Public Financial Management and Accountability.
• Deepening Societal Mobilization for Ethical Public Financial Management and Accountability.
Details of the Conference are as follows:
Date: Monday 15th to Tuesday 16th August 2022
Time: 09h00 am daily
Venue: Southern Sun, Maharani, Durban
Details of the AGM are as follows:
Date: Wednesday 17th August 2022
Venue: The Edward Hotel, Durban
For media RSVP’s and interview requests with the General Secretary, please contact Ms Pfano Bulasigobo on 060 533 1982 email: PBulasigobo@gpl.gov.za or Mr Sina Wiseman Nxumalo on 0829060449 email: email@example.com .
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE GENERERAL SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE, HONOURABLE SOCHAYILE KHANYILE.
ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE GENERAL SECRETARY OF APAC