Anti Corruption heroes recognised
Unashamedly Ethical honours anti-corruption heroes as part of an International Campaign
More than 15 000 South Africans have signed the Unashamedly Ethical commitment to a public life of ethics, values and clean living.
Unashamedly Ethical, under the guidance of well known business man Graham Power, partnered with an International campaign Exposed 2013, to voice their concern at the G20 summit in 2014 against bribery and corruption. Close to 30 000 people have already signed the petition on the www.exposed2013.com website. Hundreds of thousands of people from more than 150 countries including Nigeria, Zambia, Hong Kong, Mexico, Brazil, France, United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, Italy and the DRC held vigils, burned candles and organised marches in the streets during the week of 14-21 October 2013 to voice their concern on the corruption that has had a detrimental impact on the poorest of poor.
Over the last month, Unashamedly Ethical encouraged the public to nominate heroes that live and work with integrity to receive a special reward. Nominations were received of people that are making a difference in social welfare, to business men and woman that have said “no” to corruption.
“The idea was not to have a competition, but rather to give recognition to people that are doing things right in their effort to curb the wave of corruption in our country”, said Marcel Versfeld, National Coordinator of Unashamedly Ethical. He went on to say: “We want to highlight the feel good stories in contrast to the sickening reports of bribery and corruption in order to give hope to ordinary South Africans that will encourage them to stand up for ethics, values and clean living.
A special Award ceremony was held in Bloemfontein on the 18th of October 2013 and one is also planned for Cape Town on the 7th of March 2014. Versfeld said that this is just the beginning. “We hope that this will grow into an annual event where South Africans will be influenced to take responsibility in their own communities to do the right thing.
The media is hereby cordially invited to the Gauteng Recognition Function where you will be able to meet the nominees at a press conference. These nominees include ordinary South Africans as well as public figures like Johan Ackerman (Golden Lions), Rev. Dirkie van der Spuy (Dutch Reformed pastor Moreleta Park) and Myan Subrayan (sports book author). Jannie de Beer (former Springbok fly half) will be the patron of the sport category).
Date: 19 November 2013
Place: Communitas Auditorium, c/o Lea and Hugostreets, Waterkloof Glenn, Pretoria.
RSVP with Unashamedly Ethical contact person Marcel Versfeld (mobile 083 234-9295)