Referral of Shadow World Investigations and Open Secrets’ Complaint to the Judicial Conduct Committee

11 May 2021 | In a letter to the Shadow World Investigations and Open Secrets, dated 07 May 2021, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo (as acting chair of the Judicial Conduct Committee) has affirmed the seriousness of the organisations complaint to the Judicial Service Commission.  His letters confirms that the matter has now been referred…

Process begins to hold Arms Deal Commission Judges Accountable for Gross Misconduct

11 May 2021 | Media Statement | Shadow World Investigations and Open Secrets | On 11 August 2020, non-profit organisations Shadow World Investigations and Open Secrets submitted a complaint to the Chairperson of the Judicial Conduct Committee (of the Judicial Service Commission). The detailed complaint focused on the High Court’s damning judgment which finds that…

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…