State of the Nation Address 2022

State of the Nation Address 2022

Leave No One Behind Leave No One Behind
Fight Corruption and State Capture

Fight Corruption and State Capture

We will not let up in the fight against corruption and state capture.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, SONA 202

The battle to root out corruption and strengthen the rule of law can succeed only it is taken on by the whole of society. We need to work together.

We therefore welcome the work of the joint government and civil society working group charged with developing a national anti-corruption strategy and implementation plan, which is close to completion. We plan to launch the strategy by mid-year.

The Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture is continuing its critical work with the support of government and other institutions. So far, the Commission has convened for 190 days, with 27,000 pages of evidence transcripts recorded and more than 450,000 pages of exhibits.

Watch a highlights video of some of the most important developments in the Zondo Commission of Inquiry from the past year.

As part of government’s anti-corruption efforts, the National Treasury has allocated an additional R2.4 billion for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and the Hawks. This will enable the appointment of about 800 investigators and 277 prosecutors, who will assist with clearing case backlogs, including those emanating from the Zondo Commission.

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In his latest Budget, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni emphasised that fighting corruption was a key government priority. Read the full story here.