Understanding the decision to set aside the Seriti commission findings

On Wednesday, the High Court in Pretoria found the Seriti commission failed to comprehensively investigate the arms deal as it had been mandated to do. The commission, chaired by Judge Willie Seriti, ran for four years and cost taxpayers more than R130m. Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, standing in for Eusebius McKaiser, spoke to author and Corruption Watch…

Seriti judgment ‘was a remarkable global legal precedent’ – Feinstein

22 August 2019 Setting aside the findings of the commission into the arms deal offers an opportunity to cast the net wider says Andrew Feinstein, arms trade activist and author of The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade. He talks to Upfront’s Refilwe Moloto about details of the two-decades-long investigation into South Africa’s arms…

Decision to set aside Seriti Commission findings will have a profound impact

Andrew Feinstein, Hennie van Vuuren, Paul Holden | 21 August 2019 We welcome the judgment delivered on Wednesday in the High Court that sets aside the findings of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the Arms Deal. This is a profound victory for South African civil society and is the result of years of collective…

Upfront with Refilwe Moloto: What is the Seriti Commission?

Open Secrets’ Researcher Michael Marchant chats with Africa Melane on the Seriti Commission and the Review. The commission investigated allegations of fraud and corruption in the Strategic Defence Procurement Packages and exonerated everyone implicated. State legal advisor Advocate Nazeer Cassim said on Tuesday the Presidency supported the court application made by Corruption Watch (CW) and…

Joint Statement: Court reckoning for Seriti Commission findings in CW & R2K application!

Right2Know (R2K) and Corruption Watch (CW) will be in court on 11th and 12th June to finally review and set aside the findings of the Arms Procurement Commission (‘the Seriti Commission’), after several years of dogged scrutiny of the flawed processes and ongoing efforts to hold the commission accountable. The fact that this matter will finally…