The state capture inquiry
The State Capture Commission of Inquiry was established in 2018 following recommendations from the Public Protector.
After four years of investigation, the Commission handed its final report to the President in June 2022.
The commission concluded that state capture was 'facilitated by a deliberate effort to exploit or weaken key state institutions and public entities, but also including law enforcement institutions and the intelligence services.’
A number of recommendations were made to government.
President Ramaphosa tabled a response to the Commission's recommendations in parliament in October 2022, heralding a new chapter in our struggle against corruption.
This year in October, a progress report was released on the actions implemented since the President's response to State Capture recommendations.
The publication of a national charter against corruption
The strengthening of protection for whistle-blowers and allowing them to financially benefit from disclosures
The creation of an anti-corruption agency dealing with public procurement
The deferral of prosecution of corporations if they cooperate fully and pay a fine
The creation of a professional body for procurement officers
The enhancement of transparency in public procurement
The strengthening of protection for accounting officers or authorities acting in good faith
The strengthening of the Prevention and Combatting of Corruption Activities Act (Precca)
The criminalizing of making donations to political parties in exchange for a tender
The introduction of stronger and more specific legislation relating to public procurement
Note: These are only the overall recommendations, please refer to the State Capture report for the full list of recommendations.
In the media
Bombardier to pay Transnet R468m to settle dispute over state capture locomotive deal
Bombardier Transportation SA (BTSA) has agreed to pay Transnet a total of R468 million to settle a long-running legal dispute over a locomotive supply contract.
Cyril Ramaphosa | The govt is working to prevent state capture now and in the future
Corruption is one of the greatest challenges our country confronts as we strive to improve the lives of all our people. State capture is one of the worst forms of corruption our country has experienced in recent times.