In the fallout from the 2010 bidding round, the Qataris complained that they were taking the heat for a process that had also rewarded Putin and his kleptocratic regime. Why weren’t the Russians the ones in the firing line? Part of Qatar’s problem was that the Americans, from whom they had effectively stolen the tournament, began shortly afterwards to look into Fifa’s finances. A US Department of Justice inquiry into Warner, which ended up charging him with ‘wire fraud, racketeering and money laundering’, triggered the exposure of a whole raft of dodgy practices, including a proposed payment of $2 million from Fifa’s chairman, Sepp Blatter, to his deputy and anointed successor, Platini, which eventually led to the resignation of both men.
Appointment processes and our Chapter 9 Institutions
The Goedgedacht Forum and the Institute of Security Studies invite you to join Professor Pierre de Vos (Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance, Dept. of Public Law UCT) and David Lewis (Executive Director, Corruption Watch) in a discussion facilitated by Judith February (senior research associate, ISS).
Chapter 9 institutions are an important part of our politics and have a vital role to play in the deepening of democracy. They constitute an integral part of the checks and balances needed to ensure that the different arms of government are kept in balance. Recent events have shown just how important these institutions are. In order that they are empowered to do their work, we need to continually look at not only the work that they do, but also that they are properly resourced and that their institutional structures are strengthened. Please join us to add your voice to this important discussion.
Date: 24th May 2016
Time: 9:30 am for 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Spin Street, Cape Town
Please RSVP before 20th May 2016 to Felicity Harrison: firstname.lastname@example.org
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