The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State

Background and context of Corruption Watch’s interest in the state capture commission

The work of Corruption Watch is driven by the reports of corruption that whistle-blowers bring to us. The success of the Zondo Commission will, in large part, depend equally on whistle-blowers to provide it with the evidence it needs to effectively investigate state capture. Download an overview of the commission from a Corruption Watch point of view:

Zondo Commission overview and context for Corruption Watch


Government response to the report of the Zondo commission – October 2022

Read our multi-part summary of the South African government’s proposed response to the recommendations of the Zondo commission.

Part 1

In part one we highlight a permanent investigative directorate under the NPA, enhanced asset recovery capabilities, and better whistle-blower protection.

Part 2

In part two we highlight changes proposed for the public procurement system, including professionalisation of the field, and a ban on members of the executive interfering in procurement matters..

Part 3

In part three, we highlight plans to improve SOEs and state security, but decry the lack of accountability for those implicated in compromising the country’s intelligence systems.


All of our Zondo Commission coverage may be accessed via the links below.

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