The state capture inquiry
Over the course of three years, the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector has heard many hours of testimony and gathered extensive evidence that will pave the way for successful prosecutions.
All parts of the State Capture Inquiry report have now been made public.
- Volume 1 was released on 5 January 2022. It focused on South African Airways (SAA) and its associated companies, The New Age newspaper and the South African Revenue Service (SARS).
- Volume 2 was released on 1 February 2022 and focused on Transnet and Denel.
- Volume 3 was released on 1 March 2022 and focused on facilities company Bosasa.
- Volume 4 was released on 29 April 2022 and focused on Eskom and a R1 billion housing project in the Free State, among others.
- Volumes 5 and 6 were released on 22 June 2022 and focused on the State Security Agency, the SABC and the Vrede Dairy farm project, among others.
Read President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech upon receiving the final State Capture Inquiry report here.
THE ZONDO COMMISSION IN NUMBERS
Applications for leave to cross-examine and/or lead evidence
Hearings of evidence and procedural hearings
Requests for information by way of writing
People and entities implicated by testimony
Rule 3.3 notices issued to implicated persons
Copies of summons to compel witnesses to appear
Pages of transcribed oral evidence
1 731 106
Pages of documentary evidence
8 655 530
Pages of documentary evidence printed for public hearing purposes
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
Reading list: everything you need to know about the final state capture report
A collation of some of the most important things to come out of the much-anticipated final instalment of the state capture report.
State capture was an assault on democracy, says Ramaphosa as he thanks Thuli Madonsela for her contribution
President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the last parts of the state capture report from chief justice Raymond Zondo.
NPA announces dedicated task force
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has created a dedicated task force to respond to the first of the three State Capture Inquiry reports.
Eyewitness news (EWN)