Forging Ahead with Reforms
8-9 October 2012 - Midrand, South Africa
The OECD Network on the Governance of State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) in Southern Africa convened in Midrand, South Africa for its 3rd meeting on 8-9 October 2012.
The relaunched Network gave agreement to forge ahead on the following two work streams:
- Regional Southern Africa guidelines on SOE Governance to be developed by the Network and supported by a regional Taskforce of five countries scheduled to meet in Gaborone, Botswana in April 2013; and
- A regional consensus on how to improve the governance of, and legal and regulatory environments for, SOEs in the infrastructure sector.
Hosted and chaired by the Development Bank of South Africa, and partnered by SADC-DFRC, APRM and NEPAD-OECD Investment Initiative, the event brought together senior government representatives from 12 SADC economies, SOEs and corporate governance stakeholders from the SADC region and neighbouring countries. The discussions also benefited from the presence of experts and practitioners from outside the Southern Africa region.
The next Network meeting will take place in November 2013 and will include a thematic discussion on the enhancement of ethics, including the fight against corruption, in SOEs in the region.
For any questions regarding the Network, please contact Sara Sultan, Southern Africa Network Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises
Accountability and Transparency: a Guide for State Ownership, OECD, 2010
Competitive Neutrality: Maintaining a level playing field between public and private business, OECD, 2012