|The Accountability Institute for South
Africa was established in November 1999 as a non-governmental
organisation by a group of individuals committed to the achievement
of sustainable development within a human rights framework.
After considerable consultation with representatives
and opinion makers from the private, public and voluntary
sectors between 1995 and 1998, the overwhelming conclusion
was that an institution to promote the concept and practice
of non-financial accountability within the public, private
and not-for-profit sectors could only add value to the country.
Prior to its legal incorporation, the Accountability
Institute was incubated within a Johannesburg based NGO and
subsequently housed by a private consulting company. It laid
dormant until 1998 when its current chairperson Mr. Caesar
Molebatsi, a known South African social activist, re-launched
a process that culminated in its establishment late in 1999.
Although legally established November 1999,
it was not until 2000 that the institute was able to establish
an administrative centre in Randburg which in 2002 was moved
to Pretoria. By design a lean organisation, the institute
works to promote the concept and practice of non-financial
accountability through relevant, comprehensive and rigorous
performance management systems.