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…

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…

CW and R2K Challenge Seriti Commission

17 October 2016 Today Corruption Watch (CW) and the Right2Know (R2K) Campaign have launched an application in the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria. The application asks the court to review and set aside the findings of the Arms Procurement Commission, also known as the Seriti Commission. This follows a relentless struggle by civil…

PRESS STATEMENT BY ANDREW FEINSTEIN, PAUL HOLDEN AND HENNIE VAN VUUREN REGARDING THE RELEASE OF THE SERITI COMMISSION REPORT INTO THE ARMS DEAL

Press Statement by Andrew Feinstein, Paul Holden and Hennie Van Vuuren, regarding the release of the Seriti Commission Report into the Arms Deal | 21 April 2016 On the 21st of April 2016, President Jacob Zuma announced the release of the report of the Commission of Inquiry into allegations of fraud, corruption, impropriety or irregularity…

Joint statement: Why the Arms Deal Commission must be dissolved

Joint call for real Arms Deal accountability 29 September 2014 Dissolve the Arms Procurement Commission! Launch a full and transparent criminal investigation! Prosecute all implicated in wrongdoing! The 1999 Arms Deal represents up to R70 billion that should have been spent on housing, education, health and South Africa’s other pressing social needs. The Arms Deal…

MEDIA STATEMENT: WITHDRAWAL FROM THE ARMS PROCUREMENT COMMISSION

Andrew Feinstein, Paul Holden and Hennie Van Vuuren | 28 August 2014 Withdrawal from the Arms Procurement Commission The Arms Deal was a uniquely damaging moment in our young democratic history. It was concluded after decades of uncontrolled spending on foreign and internal wars by the apartheid regime. From the signing of the contracts in…