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The facilitators and followers in the state capture project: SAA

South African Airways (SAA) did not avoid the TNA Media contracts that continue to dog the legacies of fellow state-owned entities (SOEs) Transnet and Eskom. Evidence led before the state capture commission on the airline’s dealings with the Gupta-owned media company was narrowed to two witnesses – its former board chairs Cheryl Carolus and Vuyisile Read more >

The facilitators and followers in the state capture project: Eskom

Despite his many refutations to allegations that he interfered in the operations of state-owned entities under his watch as minister of public enterprises between 2010 and 2014, Malusi Gigaba did in fact interfere in Eskom’s business dealings with Gupta-owned TNA Media. This is according to the state capture commission’s chairperson, Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Read more >

Zondo calls for ‘swift’ action against SAX/NW project looters

From politicians to public officials and money launderers, the state capture commission wants swift action to be taken against those who benefited from what it calls an “elaborate corruption scheme” involving an airports project of the North West department of transport. The project was valued at over R400-million over five years from 2015. Although not Read more >

First Zondo report enables civil society to keep up pressure for meaningful reform

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture (Zondo commission) has completed its highly anticipated first report. Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, the commission’s chairperson, delivered the 874-page document on Tuesday to President Cyril Ramaphosa, who swiftly made it publicly available for scrutiny. The report provides an opportunity for civil society and the public to Read more >

Fraser bid to cross-examine SSA witnesses fails

By Valencia Talane Former State Security Agency (SSA) director-general (DG) Arthur Fraser will not be cross-examining any of the witnesses who implicated him in state capture earlier this year. The chairperson of the state capture commission, acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on Wednesday dismissed an application by Fraser to cross-examine a number of witnesses in Read more >