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SIU marks 25 years, vows to continue striking against corruption

Image: Department of Justice On 14 July 2022 the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) marked its silver jubilee with a new logo, a comprehensive retrospective look at its first quarter century, and a celebratory event. Arising out of the findings of the 1995 Heath Commission into fraud, corruption, and maladministration, the establishment of the SIU was Read more >

Corruption stunts our freedom in South Africa

By Paul HoffmanFirst published on Accountability Now The liberation struggle in South Africa, in Africa and elsewhere in the world where people once lived in chains, was aimed at achieving freedom for ordinary folk. The freedom of the individual is, in a way, the higher purpose of the modern state. The struggle for freedom in Read more >

Corruption prisoners may be among those freed

As the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies, a number of countries have begun to free prisoners who qualify for release under the specific conditions laid down, which vary from nation to nation. In general, inmates whose crimes are considered to be non-violent have been released, as well as those who are nearing the end of their sentence. Read more >

Know your rights when dealing with police

Do you know what to do if you encounter a corrupt police officer, who asks you for a bribe? What happens if you’re arrested? Do you know what police abuse of power looks like? In each situation, you have clearly defined rights, and these may not be ignored. During the Covid-19 lockdown, when residents are Read more >

No forced evictions during lockdown, says minister

By Thato Mahlangu Forced evictions, allegedly carried out by the Cape Town and eThekwini municipalities during the national lockdown have been described as inhumane by a union. Since the start of the lockdown security forces in many parts of the Western Cape have forcefully evicted informal settlements from land they had occupied, even though human Read more >

O’Regan appointed as Covid-19 designated judge

Minister of justice and correctional services Ronald Lamola has appointed Justice Kate O’Regan as the Covid-19 designated judge The regulations issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, and as published on 2 April 2020 in Government Gazette No 43199, make provision for contact tracing and for a national database to Read more >

Corruption Watch hails launch of SIU Tribunal

Corruption Watch, responding to the announcement on Friday by Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Lamola of the commencement of the Special Tribunal on Corruption, Fraud and Illicit Money Flows, welcomes the arrival of this critical mechanism into the anti-corruption arena. Provided for in terms of the Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Read more >