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…

Inquiry puts whistle-blowers on trial

In treating the whistle-blowers as the subject of the investigation rather than the alleged corrupters, the Seriti Commission misses its mark. The arms companies have successfully avoided scrutiny at the Seriti Commission, essentially putting the whistle-blowers and critics on trial. The absence of the arms companies from the Seriti Commission is telling. The commission’s first…