The Durban University of Technology (DUT) will host a two-day International Fraud and Corruption Risk Conference at the Coastlands Musgrave Hotel on Monday, 14 November 2022 and Tuesday, 15 November 2022. The theme of the conference is: “Reshaping the Quality of Conversations, Deepening the Sense of Accountability, in Re-tilting the Socioeconomic Landscape.”
According to the DUT Chief Risk Officer, Mr Sikhuthali Nyangintsimbi, the University has an exciting programme lined up for the conference. He indicated that on day one, amongst the key speakers is the Chairperson of KPMG South Africa, Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu, who will share how KPMG South Africa perhaps nearly collapsed in the last few years and how they managed to turn it around. His presentation will be titled: Rebuilding Ethical and Accountable Leadership and Institutions Post-State Capture: Lessons from Enabler or Victim.
Ms Nangamso Mankai, Senior Investment Manager at the Mine Workers Investment Company will be facilitating the day one panel discussion under the topic: Distilling Fact from Fiction: Governance Slip-up Reflections from the Business Consulting Coalface. The panellists will be Ms Ruwayda Redfearn, Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Deloitte South Africa; Ms Shirley Machaba, CEO: PwC South Africa; and Ms Nomathamsanqa Ashom, Managing Director: Ngubane & Co. They will be sharing their Risk Culture expertise and experience.
The day one activities will end on a high note with a Celebratory Dinner, whereby the new CEO of Universities South Africa, Dr Phethiwe Matutu, will be delivering a keynote address.
“We have a speaker coming from Ghana, a speaker coming from Tanzania and Switzerland as part of our conference. We also have a speaker joining us from New Zealand. These esteemed speakers will be attending virtually and we are extremely grateful to have them on board, to share their thought leadership and expertise with the delegates,” said Nyangintsimbi.
Giving a brief background of the purpose of the conference, Nyangintsimbi stated that the aspiration of a deepened risk culture remains an important priority for DUT. He stated that the University is convinced that through the exchange of perspectives and/or ideas, such aspiration should cross-pollinate across the broader Higher Education sector, as well as with industry. Further, he added that as per the DUT ENVISION2030, through this conference the university community intend to build mutually beneficial partnerships that will help to improve lives and livelihoods across society.
Pictured: DUT Chief Risk Officer, Mr Sikhuthali Nyangintsimbi.