Question1: What is the mandate of the SIU?
Answer: The mandate of the SIU is to
Question 2: Who is the SIU currently investigating?
Answer: Refer to the investigating Tab for a list of active proclamations.
Question 3: Why does it take so long to investigate cases?
Answer: The length of an investigation is determined by a number of factors including, amongst others, availability of information and documents, complexity of matters investigated, availability of witnesses, scope of the terms of reference as listed in the schedule to the Proclamation, and availability of resources and budget etc.
Question 5: Are whistle blowers protected by the SIU?
Answer: Yes. The SIU adheres to the provisions of the protected Disclosures Act, No.26 of 2000. Whistleblowers’ identities are kept confidential.
Answer: The SIU is audited by the Auditor General South Africa and is accountable to the National Assembly through the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development. (SIU also appears before SCOPA). The SIU also has an Audit Committee Risk Management, Human Resource and Information Technology Governance Committees .There are also internal whistle blowing mechanisms handled by the Internal Integrity Unit (IIU).
Answer: In terms of the SIU Act, the SIU is required to submit a final report to President upon the conclusion of an investigation. The Nkandla report, like any other final report, was submitted to the President. The president made Nkandla report public and may be accessed via the internet.
Recover and prevent financial losses to the state caused by acts of corruption, fraud and maladministration.
To strengthen constitution democracy by:
Answer: The SIU Section 5(2) (a) (b) and (c) – It allows the SIU to subpoena institutions, bank accounts from people and, cell phone records.