State Capture Inquiry Calls for Submissions

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Submissions to the Commission of Inquiry on State Capture have been invited.

The justice and constitutional development department invited information in Government Gazette 41729.

The Inquiry’s Terms of Reference were published in January 2018.

The Inquiry is tasked with investigating allegations of state capture, corruption and fraud in the public sector including organs of state.

Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo has been appointed as the Inquiry’s chairperson.

Input is sought on any information or evidence concerning allegations of state capture, corruption or fraud in the public sector including organs of state.

Meanwhile, the department has published, in Gazette 41723, amendments to magistrates’ courts rules.

Included in the amendments are enquiry into financial position of judgement debtor, attachment of emoluments by emoluments attachment order and rescission and variation of judgements.

The amended rules kick in on 1 August 2018.

In a separate matter, parliament, in a statement, acknowledged the recent Constitutional Court judgement that instructs parliament to amend the Promotion of Access to Information Act to align it with the Constitution.

The judgement revolves around the act’s silence on disclosure of information on the private funding of political parties and independent candidates.

Parliament will liaise with the justice and correctional services minister to “facilitate a speedy implementation of the terms of this judgment.”

As regards the setting up of the Legal Practice Council, the National Forum has called on all advocates not affiliated to GCB/AFT, NBCSA & NFA to complete a registration form by 23 July 2018.

Sabinet Cape Town Office