Mar 2024 Special edition

Ending state capture and corruption

A new leadership has been appointed at the Hawks, which has restored credibility and stability and led to

action against corruption.


A new National Director of Public Prosecutions was appointed on the recommendations of an independent panel following a transparent public process.

Established Investigating Directorate
The National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) Investigating Directorate was established to prosecute state capture and other significant corruption cases.
To date, the Investigating Directorate has taken 34 state capture and corruption cases to court, involving 203 accused persons and 65 accused entities.
The NPA has also secured the conviction of over 500 government officials and nearly 800 in the private sector on offences related to corruption since 2019.
Expedite civil claims
A Special Investigating Unit  Special Tribunal has been appointed to expedite civil claims against corrupt individuals and the recovery of stolen funds. Since its establishment, it has recovered over R8.6 billion.
Freezing orders of R14 billion for state capture-related cases were granted to the NPA’s Asset Forfeiture Unit. To date, around R5.4 billion has been recovered and returned to the State.

New leadership at the SSA
This administration undertook measures to end corruption and politicisation at the State Security Agency (SSA), including the appointment of new leadership and implementation of recommendations of a High- level Panel in the SSA.

New leadership growing trust
New leadership has been appointed at the SA Revenue Services leading to the rebuilding of the institution following state capture and to improvements in revenue collection, compliance trends and trade facilitation.

Sharing of information and resources
The State Capture Commission regulations were amended to enable sharing of information and resources with NPA on state capture cases.

Recommendations of the commission
The administration acted on recommendations by the State Capture Commission and is putting in place laws, institutions and practices that reduce the potential for corruption. These include nine new laws introduced in Parliament on areas such as public procurement, the involvement of politicians in administrative matters, the conduct of public servants, the intelligence services, money laundering and electoral reforms. Further research is being done on some of the recommendations of the commission, such as making the abuse of political power a criminal offence.

Published procurement contracts online
Details of all COVID-19 related and flood disaster procurement contracts have been published online, setting a precedent for transparency in public procurement. 


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