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SIU Special Tribunal on Track

September 27, 2019

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

27 September 2019

The Special Tribunal on Corruption, Fraud and Illicit Money Flows will start work on 1 October 2019.

In a statement, the justice and constitutional development department announced that the value of cases ready for adjudication and recovery stands at R14,7 billion.

The regulations for the Special Investigation Unit’s Special Tribunal were published in Government Gazette 42729 on 26 September 2019.

The Special Tribunal was set up at the beginning of 2019 to assist the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) in finalizing civil litigation following conclusion of investigations.

The civil litigation referred to relates to matters where the SIU seeks to have government contracts declared irregularly invalid or set aside.

The Special Tribunal is empowered to adjudicate upon any civil proceedings flowing from SIU investigations.

According to the statement, the Special Tribunal “adopts a more flexible and expeditious approach to legal actions, its proceedings are inquisitorial in nature and characterised by extensive pre-trial investigations”.

Meanwhile, the portfolio committee on justice and correctional services has called for comment on the nominees/applicants for the position of Deputy Public Protector.

According to a statement, the committee received 28 names by the closing date.

Comment on the suitability of candidates is invited until 16 October 2019.