Some expectations might be met, but only if the commissions achieve public buy-in and generate enough pressure for change. South Africans might be forgiven for expecting two key commissions of inquiry currently underway to change the country. South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma, returns to the commission of inquiry probing state capture, in Johannesburg, South Africa November 16, 2020. The Zondo commission, as it is commonly known, joins the long list of commissions on inquiry that have been a feature of South African life since 1994. South African Government www.gov.za Let's grow South Africa together Considerable time and state funding has been put into the many commissions. Judge Raymond Zondo, chairman of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, arrives in court, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Former President Jacob Zuma is appearing before a state commission investigating serious allegations of corruption during his tenure as head of state between 2009 and 2018. The President of the Republic of South Africa has under section 84(2)(f) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 and in terms of Government Notice 17 of 2018 published in Government Gazette No 41652 of 24 May 2018, appointed a Commission of Inquiry into tax administration and governance by the South African Revenue Service (“Commission”). South Africans might be forgiven for expecting two key commissions of inquiry currently underway to change the country. A commission of inquiry is not a court of law. The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, also known as the Zondo Commission of Inquiry or Zondo Commission, is a public inquiry launched by the government of Jacob Zuma, in January 2018, to "investigate allegations of state capture, corruption, fraud and other allegations in the public sector including organs of state" in South Africa But first up what is a commission of inquiry? The Commission is headed by the Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, Raymond Zondo. Some of these expectations, however, are unrealistic, as a look at the commissions’ functions and powers show. The SARS Commission. South Africans might be forgiven for expecting two key commissions of inquiry currently underway to change the country. Mothepu completed her evidence at lunchtime, with the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture hearing money flows-related evidence in relation to … The appointment of the Commission was published in Government Gazette No. State Capture Inquiry is a Commission set up to investigate allegations of state capture, corruption and fraud in the Public Sector including organs of state. In South Africa, Commissions of Inquiry have the power to subpoena witnesses and make recommendations, but cannot enforce them – allowing those accused, in the media and by the Zondo Commission, to claim they are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The Commission of inquiry into allegations of impropriety regarding Public Investment Corporation (the Commission) was appointed by the President of the Republic of South Africa on 17 October 2018, under section 84(2) (f) of the Constitution. Some of these expectations, however, are unrealistic, as a look at the commissions’ functions and powers show.