SIU, GIZ and GIBS collaborate to improve anti-corruption efforts through data analytics

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has entered into memorandums of understanding (MoU) with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Anti-Corruption Coalition (ACC), the Transparency, Integrity, and Accountability Programme (TIP) of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to join forces in preventing corruption through data analytics. The signing of the MoUs was attended […]

Joint Statement: High Court dismisses Ezaga’s bid to stop the implementation of the Werksmans Report on the appointment of NSFAS direct payment service providers

The Western Cape Division of the High Court of South Africa in Cape Town has dismissed, with costs, an application brought by Ezaga Holdings for an interim order to interdict the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) in seeking to take steps in implementing the recommendations of the Werksman’s Report on the appointment of direct […]

High Court dismissed two appeals with costs in matter related to R113.2 million PPE contract

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) welcomes a judgment from the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria, to dismiss with costs two applications brought by LNG Scientific. This company was awarded an R113,250,000.00 personal protective equipment (PPE) contract by the Gauteng Department of Health, which was set aside by the Special Tribunal. On June […]

SIU welcomes the Constitutional Court dismissal of Mphaphuli Consulting’s bid to review the SIU report on Operation Mabone

The Constitutional Court has dismissed with costs an application brought by Mphaphuli Consulting (PTY) LTD, an engineering company owned by Lufuno Mphaphuli, to appeal the High Court of South Africa: Limpopo Division, Polokwane, judgment on the investigation report by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) relating to electrification of villages in Limpopo Province. In the judgment […]

SIU welcomes SCA’s dismissal of Hlaudi Motsoeneng appeal bid to avoid paying R11.5 million paid to him as success fee for Multichoice deal

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) welcomes the ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) to dismiss with costs an application brought by the public broadcaster’s former Chief Operating Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng to appeal the order of the High Court of South Africa: Gauteng Local Division, Johannesburg, declaring the decision of the then SABC Board […]

Warning: Scammers impersonating Head of SIU

Dear members of the media, The SIU has become aware of the scammers who are going around impersonating the Head of the SIU (Adv Andy Mothibi) by sending messages to members of the public and his contact list saying that he has changed his number. This is a scam. Please ignore those messages. We are […]

Former Athletics South Africa’s Acting CEO paid back ill-gained NLC funds to the SIU

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has received full payment from Terrence Magogodela, the former acting CEO of Athletics South Africa (ASA), for the funds he unduly gained from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) grant funding for a sports facility development. Mr. Magogodela entered into a settlement agreement with the SIU in June 2023. In terms […]

The SIU warns the public of scammers pretending to be the Head of the SIU

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) cautions the public about scammers pretending to be the Head of the SIU, Adv. Andy Mothibi, and members of the Unit. The scammers are trying to solicit funds from members of the public in the name of Adv. Mothibi and the SIU. The SIU has taken steps to investigate and […]

SIU authorised to investigate the “War on Leaks” Programme and two other water projects linked to the Department of Water and Sanitation

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed Proclamation 164 of 2024, authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate allegations of serious maladministration in the Department of Water and Sanitation and to recover any financial losses suffered by the State or the Department. Proclamation 164 of 2024 authorises the SIU to probe serious maladministration in connection with […]