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Gender and Corruption Symposium: Bold, Beautiful and Brave!




Gender and Corruption Symposium:

Bold, Beautiful and Brave!

Join us for a transformative exploration of the critical nexus between gender dynamics and corruption at the "Gender and Corruption Symposium: Bold, Beautiful and Brave!" This symposium is a pivotal platform aligning with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, which aims to end all forms of discrimination against women and girls, while also addressing the urgent need for effective anti-corruption strategies.

Understanding the Challenge:

SDG Goal 5 underscores the importance of granting women equal economic rights, including land ownership, financial resources, and leveraging technology for empowerment. However, these goals face formidable challenges due to geopolitical conflicts, uncertainties in global trade, climate events, and the disruptive effects of emerging technologies. Women, especially those in vulnerable situations, bear a disproportionate burden.

The Gender-Corruption Intersection:
Corruption, often overlooked through a gender lens, exacerbates existing inequalities and impedes women's full participation in social, economic, and political spheres. Gender stereotypes perpetuate unequal power dynamics, creating environments where corruption can thrive unchecked, hindering women's entrepreneurship, access to essential services, and exacerbating poverty and inequality.

Empowering Change with ACCERUS​:
This symposium is organized by the Anti-Corruption Centre for Education and Research of Stellenbosch University (ACCERUS), affiliated with the School of Public Leadership under the auspices of Economic and Management Sciences Faculty. Led by Prof. Pregala Solosh Pillay, ACCERUS is a pioneer in anti-corruption education and training, uniquely positioned within the confines of Stellenbosch University. ACCERUS offers accredited courses designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary for effective anti-corruption programs across various sectors. ACCERUS is nationally, regionally, and globally recognized, attracting a wide reach of postgraduate students.​

Strategic Partners​: 
This event is proudly sponsored by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, co-funded by the European Union, and Stellenbosch University.​

Why Attend?

  1. Timely and Relevant: Addressing contemporary challenges faced by women in combating corruption and promoting gender equality.
  2. Expert Insights: Engage with global experts, policymakers, and thought leaders across various sectors.
  3. Interactive Discussions: Explore themes such as gender-based violence, ethical dilemmas, anti-corruption strategies, and the role of stakeholders.
  4. Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers, academia, practitioners, and activists to share knowledge and best practices.
  5. Action-Oriented: Explore legal reforms, anti-corruption agency effectiveness, and strategies for challenging corruption.

Who Should Attend?​​​​​​

This symposium welcomes a diverse audience including development partners, experts, policymakers, academia, legal practitioners, researchers, human rights advocates, students, and civil society organizations passionate about advancing gender equality and combating corruption.

Registration: Secure your spot now to be part of this vital dialogue shaping a future of integrity, accountability, and gender equity. 

Together, let's work towards a corrupt-free society and a world where boldness, beauty, and bravery define our actions and aspirations.​

"The human spirit is so indomitable, it can survive and even thrive in the face of adversity."
Helen Keller

Conference Fees

R 1,500  for in-person registration
R 300 for online registration

Please note that all presenters and chairs are expected to register on the system, even if their attendance has already been confirmed.

Accommodation and Transport

Delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation and transportation during the conference.We recommend the following places for accommodation: Balmoral Lodge, Protea Hotel Durbanville, Protea Hotel Tyger Valley, and Excellent Guest House. For additional options​,visit https://www.momondo.co.za/hotels/bellville-western-cape​ for accommodation options and https://uberfarefinder.com/​ for Uber fare estimates.

Important Dates​​​

​20 May ​2024
Registrations Open
​21 May 2024
Late registrations closure​​
8 June 2024



Stellenbosch Business School


Conference Secretariat:

​Perekamoyo Matala-banda
  • +27 21 918 4122
  • ​ perekamoyo@sun.ac.za 


Click here to register for the Symposium​