Masters' offices shut as SIU conducts countrywide raids

2020-02-03 20:32

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola said the raids on 15 offices came about after President Cyril Ramaphosa authorised an investigation into allegations of countrywide maladministration, corruption and fraud.

Numerous corruption cases reported to Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum since inception in October

2019-12-07 12:59

Numerous complaints of serious corruption, fraud and maladministration have been reported to the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum – launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa in October to combat corruption in the health sector.

SIU Special Tribunal receives first cases in bid to claw back SA's 'stolen' billions

2019-11-11 15:01

The SIU's Special Tribunal has announced that it has received its first batch of cases to commence with civil proceedings against government departments and state organs in an effort to recover the billions looted from the state.

Ramaphosa orders probe into medicine regulator amid 'serious' corruption concerns

2019-10-21 14:44

President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued a proclamation for the SIU to look into allegations of maladministration at the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority.

Fixing SAA means combatting 'organised crime syndicate' - former prosecutions boss

2019-09-18 13:03

SAA executives on Wednesday briefed the portfolio committee on public enterprises on progress on addressing governance challenges.

Sharper teeth for Parliament's financial watchdog committee as Scopa and SIU agree to work together

2019-08-21 21:59

Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts has reached an agreement with the Special Investigating Unit to refer various cases to the SIU for investigation.

SIU 'happy' to co-operate with Public Protector in Public Works probe

2019-08-08 13:13

Special Investigating Unit head, advocate Andy Mothibi, says the institution is "happy" to co-operate with and the support the Public Protector in her investigation of the institution's Department of Public Works probes.

'Irregular' contractor appointment at the heart of prison security installation delay

2019-06-11 14:52

A dispute over the appointment of a contractor is at the heart of the delay in completing security upgrades at two prisons.

Ramaphosa seeks Health Professions Council probe

2019-05-17 09:23

President Cyril Ramaphosa has referred a probe into the Health Professions Council of South Africa to the state’s Special Investigating Unit.

SIU, Eastern Cape health interdict R39m in alleged fraudulent payments to advocate

2019-03-05 20:31

The SIU and the Eastern Cape health department have successfully interdicted and stopped two payments of R26m and R13m to an attorney who was recently arrested and charged with fraudulent medico-legal claims exceeding R90m.


Special Tribunal freezes pension of ex-head of State Attorney's office in first order

2020-01-21 16:33

The Special Tribunal has granted an interim order that the pension of the former head of the State Attorney, Kgosi Lekabe, be frozen pending the finalisation of proceedings against him.

Giyani water project scandal: Limpopo water parastatal heading for showdown with SIU

2019-12-03 07:42

Lepelle Northern Water in Limpopo is heading for a showdown with the Special Investigating Unit over a raid regarding the R3bn Giyani water project scandal.

Lamola should investigate allegations of sexual harassment at SIU, says justice committee

2019-10-23 21:26

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola must investigate allegations of sexual harassment against the head of the special investigating unit, Andy Mothibi, the portfolio committee on justice and correctional services has resolved.

SIU's work in the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum reaps big reward

2019-10-02 17:54

The Special Investigating Unit has arrested an attorney in the Eastern Cape on charges relating to fraudulent medico-legal claims to the tune of more than R100m as part of its work within the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum.

Private donor funding for NPA has been 'thoroughly considered' - Lamola

2019-08-27 19:40

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has confirmed that the risks associated with private donors funding the National Prosecuting Authority have been ''thoroughly considered'' and the parties have reiterated their commitment to ensuring any funding provided is channelled per the approved framework.

Life Esidimeni: SIU wins civil case against 2 Gauteng health service providers

2019-08-16 18:02

The Special Investigating Unit will recover more than R600 000 from two Gauteng health department service providers after a successful probe into the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

Funding a concern for corruption busters - the SIU and NPA

2019-07-10 07:19

Funding concerns were raised when two key institutions in the fight against corruption - the Special Investigations Unit and National Prosecuting Authority - made presentations to the portfolio committee on justice and correctional services.

Prisons tender's ballooning costs under the microscope in SIU probe

2019-05-23 17:50

The Special Investigating Unit is probing a massive cost escalation on a contract to install fencing and information systems in South Africa's prisons. The value of the contract ballooned from nearly R477m to over R1.5bn in seven years.

Ramaphosa approves SIU probes into NHLS and City of Johannesburg contract

2019-03-14 13:50

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed two new proclamations authorising the Special Investigating Unit to probe maladministration at the National Health Laboratory Service, as well as a vehicle tender issued by the City of Johannesburg.

Ramaphosa announces SIU Special Tribunal to fast-track recovery of state funds

2019-02-24 14:03

The Presidency says the tribunal will speed up the recovery of state funds lost to government through corruption and irregular spending.

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