ARTICLES RELATING TO WILLIE SERITI

Arms deal inquiry advocate resigns - report

2014-04-12 17:00

The chief evidence leader of the arms deal inquiry advocate Tayob Aboobaker has unexpectedly resigned, according to a report.

Arms inquiry adjourned

2014-04-01 17:15

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry has been adjourned to allow the evidence leaders time to do further consultation with the next witness.

Arms commission adjourned

2014-03-12 22:11

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has adjourned.

Ex-MP: Arms offset deals a major disaster

2014-02-17 05:30

A damning audit shows how badly South Africans were conned out of billions in offset deals, but parliament did get a warning, says former ANC MP Andrew Feinstein.

Arms inquiry adjourned until 2014

2013-11-25 20:49

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry has been adjourned until January next year.

Arms inquiry to cut staff

2013-11-14 20:21

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry is set to reduce its staff complement, William Baloyi says.

Mbeki to be represented by State at arms inquiry

2013-10-27 21:17

Former president Thabo Mbeki and his former ministers have agreed to being represented by a State attorney at the inquiry into the multi-billion rand arms deal.

Arms deal probe postponed

2013-09-15 18:41

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has been postponed because chair Judge Willie Seriti is ill.

Air Force explains arms deal role

2013-09-04 22:32

Several government departments have played complementary roles in the controversial arms deal acquisitions, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

SAAF very proud of aircraft, arms deal probe hears

2013-09-03 14:42

The SA Air Force is "very proud" of the aircraft acquired through the multi-billion rand arms deal as it had boosted the SAAF's capabilities in training and national defence, the arms deal inquiry has heard.

Defence force is our insurance - officer

2013-08-30 22:46

The defence force is a country’s insurance and serves as a deterrent against any possible threats, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

We are beyond party politics - Air Force

2013-08-28 20:12

The SA Air Force performs its duties solely in the interests of the nation, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal has heard.

Admiral: We need the arms

2013-08-27 07:13
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South Africa needs the submarines, frigates and other military equipment acquired in the 1999 arms deal to deter possible attacks, SA Navy Rear Admiral Philip Schoultz says.

Navy short of ships

2013-08-22 21:06

The SA Navy is not adequately equipped, despite the multi-billion rand arms deal, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Arms deal legally sound - admiral

2013-08-21 14:42

The strategic defence procurement package was in line with the constitutional imperative to defend national sovereignty, the arms deal commission has heard.

Arms deal benefits the spotlight

2013-08-20 17:19

Equipment acquired in the multi-billion rand arms deal is critical to South Africa’s defence system, a senior SA Navy officer says at the second day of the arms deal inquiry.

Arms deal activist lodges complaint

2013-08-20 11:47

Arms deal activist Terry Crawford-Browne has lodged a complaint to the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

State entities set to justify arms deal

2013-08-19 14:03

The first phase of the arms deal inquiry will deal with executive justification, with the second phase dealing with criticism of the arms deal.

Arms deal inquiry set to resume

2013-08-19 07:20

The inquiry into the arms deal is set to resume in Pretoria after a two-week postponement to decide how to proceed with the declassification of relevant documents.

Zuma won't replace arms inquiry judge yet

2013-08-06 12:37

President Jacob Zuma will not immediately replace Judge Francis Legodi after he resigned from the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal, the presidency says.

Arms deal probe, day 1 - as it happened

2013-08-05 10:33

See all the highlights from the hearing into the arms deal commission of inquiry.

Arms deal hearings set to start

2013-08-05 07:16

Public hearings into alleged corruption in the 1999 arms deal are set to get under way, after a five-month delay and the 11th-hour resignation of one of the commissioners.

Arms deal commission to proceed

2013-08-02 14:11

The commission of inquiry into the multi-billion rand arms deal will proceed despite the resignation of a commissioner, probe spokesperson William Baloyi says.

Presidency confirms arms probe resignation

2013-08-01 14:28

President Jacob Zuma has confirmed the resignation of Judge Francis Legodi from the commission probing the multi-billion rand arms deal.

Seriti in more trouble over arms deal probe

2013-03-22 10:07

Arms Procurement Commission chairperson Judge Willie Seriti could be taken to court if he does not explain his failure to summons the ANC and its records and documents.

 

Arms inquiry adjourned after power cut

2014-04-10 14:45

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 multi-billion rand arms deal has been adjourned due to a power failure.

Arms inquiry adjourned

2014-03-20 17:19

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has adjourned to give evidence leaders more time to consult with witnesses.

Arms inqury adjourned

2014-03-06 21:02

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has been adjourned until next week.

Arms inquiry resumes

2014-01-20 20:27

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has resumed its hearings in Pretoria, with two witnesses giving evidence.

Arms inquiry adjourned

2013-11-21 20:52

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry has adjourned following a request by Lawyers for Human Rights.

Arms deal critic: Probe one-sided

2013-11-08 13:00

A businessman wanting to cross-examine witnesses before the arms deal commission believes their testimony risks being "perjury by omission", it has been reported.

Arms inquiry: Employees' contracts ended

2013-10-27 21:17

Arms inquiry employees whose contracts are coming to an end have been informed by letter, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry says.

Burst water pipe stops arms deal probe

2013-09-09 13:01

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has been adjourned because of burst water pipes.

Arms deal jets 'excellent' - officer

2013-09-03 20:38

The Gripen and Hawk fighter aircraft acquired through the multi-billion rand arms deal have exceeded expectations, a senior official of the SA Air Force says.

Hawks, Gripen planes 'met requirements'

2013-09-02 19:08

The Hawks and Gripen aircraft acquired through the 1999 arms deal have proven highly deployable and adaptable, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Threats determine defence budget - SAAF

2013-08-30 18:02

South Africa's military budget has been scaled down as the country is no longer at war, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Budget allocations beyond SANDF - admiral

2013-08-27 17:37

The SA National Defence Force has no say in national budget allocations, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Navy deployed ships for SWC, inquiry hears

2013-08-26 14:15

The SA Navy and its available frigates have played a vital role in security during the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has heard.

Seriti commission mum on claims

2013-08-21 20:14

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the multi-billion rand arms deal would not comment on reports that it was being deliberately stalled.

Crawford-Browne application dismissed

2013-08-20 19:07

A bid by arms deal activist Terry Crawford-Browne to cut short the work of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has been rejected.

Arms inquiry: Mbeki lawyer withdraws

2013-08-20 13:01

Max Boqwana, representing former president Thabo Mbeki and his former Cabinet ministers at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry, has withdrawn from the inquiry.

First witness to testify in arms probe

2013-08-20 07:27

The first witness is set to start testifying in the first phase of the public hearings into the country's multi-billion rand arms deal.

Arms deal probe faces 'colossal task'

2013-08-19 12:17

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry faces a colossal task in scrutinising government’s arms deal, the evidence leader says.

Zuma mulling new arms probe appointment

2013-08-07 08:07

The inquiry into the arms deal will continue as a two-person commission while President Jacob Zuma considers whether to appoint a third member, the presidency has clarified.

Arms deal inquiry postponed to 19 August

2013-08-05 11:25

The inquiry into the multi-million arms deal has been adjourned to 19 August to allow for the declassification of documents.

Arms deal inquiry criticism 'regrettable'

2013-08-05 10:14

Widespread criticism questioning the credibility of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal is concerning, a spokesperson says.

Seriti laughs off allegations - report

2013-08-03 12:00

Arms deal commission chair Judge Willie Seriti has laughed off allegations that his management style is responsible for resignations from the commission, a report says.

DA fears extension of arms probe

2013-08-01 16:41

The resignation of Judge Francis Legodi from the arms procurement commission is serious setback, the DA says.

Arms deal inquiry to start on 5 August

2013-07-11 11:57
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The commission of inquiry into allegations of fraud and corruption in South Africa's multi-billion arms deal is set to start on 5 August, the commission has confirmed.

Arms deal commission: No free pass for ANC

2013-03-11 12:42

Reports that the involvement of the ANC and its leadership in the arms deal will not be investigated are false, the Arms Procurement Commission says.

 
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