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Update on progress in resolving state capture cases

Welcome to our first update of the year on all things state capture and the state capture commission and the implementations of its recommendations. The presidency released a progress report in late November last year that documents its implementation of the recommendations by commission chairperson, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. The year has started off with Read more >

New Zondo Explorer sifts through thousands of commission documents

News24’s recently launched Zondo Explorer is a valuable tool that facilitates exploring the reams of documents produced during the state capture commission’s tenure. With a particular focus on the the people and organisations named in testimony, the Zondo Explorer does the tough job of wading through all the documents for a certain name. “We are Read more >

Ousted Magashule’s criminal headache as a one-man show

Image: Flickr/GovernmentZAUsed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic license A mere two weeks after he was expelled from the ANC following decades in its leadership ranks, Ace Magashule is reportedly pursuing a ‘moonshot pact’, liaising with some opposition parties and looking for a new political home. Magashule held the powerful position of secretary-general of Read more >

Parliament: Zondo must stay in his lane, allow us space

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo overstepped his boundaries when he publicly made “inappropriate” remarks that undermined Parliament’s efforts in addressing state capture, says the institution’s spokesperson Moloto Mothapo. Mothapo said this in a statement released last Thursday evening, 22 June 2023, in response to remarks made by Zondo earlier in the day at an event marking Read more >

Gupta extradition part 2 gaining momentum, says Lamola

Image: WikipediaUsed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license About two months to the day he told South Africans in a press conference on Good Friday morning that the extradition application by South African authorities for the Guptas from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had failed, Justice Minister Ronald Lamola announced this week the Read more >

Gupta brothers confirmed to hold Vanuatu citizenship

The Vanuatu Citizenship Commission has confirmed that Atul and Rajesh Gupta, Indian brothers accused of corruption and state capture in South Africa, are citizens of the Pacific Ocean archipelago. In a statement cited in local media, the Chairman of the Citizenship Commission, Robin Kapapa, specified that Vanuatu does not intend to revoke the citizenship status Read more >

Mosebenzi Zwane, two others arrested as NPA keeps Guptas in sight

Source: Legalbrief The National Prosecuting Authority is injecting new life into its Estina Dairy Project investigation with yesterday’s arrest of former mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane, Sahara employee Ugeshni Govender and a former director of Islandsite, Ronica Ragavan, as it attempts to extradite Atul and Rajesh Gupta on the same matter, while targeting other associates linked to the fugitive family, notes Legalbrief. Read more >

Private sector needed at the state capture solutions table

When the state capture commission began its hearings in August 2018, its first witness was National Treasury’s acting chief procurement officer at the time, Ndleleni Mathebula. His testimony was an overview of the state’s public procurement system, its challenges and positives. He placed government’s average annual spending on procurement at R800-billion, and said the degree Read more >