Reminder: Interfaith Prayer meeting for Good Governance

Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela in partnership with the Freedom Park under the stewardship of its Chief Executive, Mr Fana Jiyane will on Thursday, 24 October 2013 at 10h00, host an Interfaith-Prayer meeting for Good Governance in Pretoria.

The event is part of the National Good Governance Week which aims to raise awareness regarding the need for a collective consciousness of good governance; understanding of the importance of good governance in ensuring responsive service delivery; and understanding the importance of ethical leadership in ensuring good governance and integrity in state affairs among other things.

Speaking at the closing of the Good Governance conference on Tuesday, the Public Protector said that the high level of corruption in the country showed that there is a need for a moral regeneration.

The event will bring together representatives from all faith communities including but not limited to the Christian, Judaism, Muslims, Hindu, Buddhism, African Traditional Faith, Rastafarianism, Baha’i, the Jewish Board of Deputies and all other religious groups.

The Interfaith Prayer initiative aims to also explore the role various religious and spiritual leaders can play in taking the fight against corruption and maladministration forward and strengthening good governance and poverty eradication. The Chairperson of Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities will at the event, deliver a statement of intent aimed at articulating the vision of the Public Protector in initiating this prayer meeting which from now onwards, will form part of the annual good governance week activities.

The prayer meeting will be held as follows:

Date: Thursday, 24 October 2013
Time: 10h00 - 13h00
Venue: Freedom Park, Leaders Gallery, Corner Koch and 7th Avenue, Salvokop, Pretoria to be followed by a tour of the Freedom Park Museum.

Journalists can confirm attendance with Salvation Mokgatlhe on (012) 366 7153 or 079 031 5589 or by e-mail to

For more information contact:


Kgalalelo Masibi Elsa Daniels
Spokesperson Public Relations Office
(012) 366 7153 (012) 336 4006
079 507 0399 079 515 3371
0800 11 20 40 Linked In Group: Freedom Park Pretoria
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Published Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013