South Africa: State Capture Report

Gina Lodolo and Nicola Taljaard On the 4 January 2022, Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo (“Zondo”) handed over Part 1 of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry (“Commission”) into State Capture[1] to President Cyril Ramaphosa, which was the first of three parts and contained the initial glimpse into the long-awaited results of his Inquiry into State … Continue reading South Africa: State Capture Report

South African Constitutional Court Sentences Former President Jacob Zuma to 15 months in Prison Effective Immediately

By Jemma Muller On 29 June 2021, the Constitutional Court of South Africa (“CC”) handed down a precedent setting judgment in which it sentenced the former President of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma (“Zuma”) to 15 months imprisonment after finding Zuma guilty of contempt of court which was both “extraordinary and unprecedented in respect of … Continue reading South African Constitutional Court Sentences Former President Jacob Zuma to 15 months in Prison Effective Immediately

UK sanctions Gupta brothers over South African corruption

By Stephany Torres, Esq. The United Kingdom has recently extended their sanctions regime to target not only human rights abusers, but also international corruption under the new Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021 resulting in the UK announcing in April 2021 that 22 people from six different countries facing various restrictions such as visa bans and … Continue reading UK sanctions Gupta brothers over South African corruption

Recent Gupta Saga Developments: Asset Forfeiture Unit Keeping Up Pressure

By Charl van der Merwe The South African National Prosecuting Authority’s Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) recently obtained a preservation order against various individuals and companies linked to the Gupta Family in respect of the controversial ‘Estina Diary Project’ in Vrede, Free State. According to the AFU, the project was established in partnership with a Gupta … Continue reading Recent Gupta Saga Developments: Asset Forfeiture Unit Keeping Up Pressure