The SIU is honoured to now present the final report to His Excellency, President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa in terms of section 4(1)(g) of the Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act, 1996 (Act No. 74 of 1996) ("the SIU Act") pursuant to the publication of Proclamation R23 of 2020 ("the Proclamation"). On 23 July 2020, and with the publication of the Proclamation the President referred certain allegations of impropriety in connection with the affairs of all State institutions (as defined in the SIU Act) to the SIU and provided the SIU with its terms of reference, which are fully set out in the Schedule to the Proclamation.
The investigation spans primarily the period 1 January 2020 and 23 July 2020 (i.e. the date of publication of the Proclamation), but also authorises investigations into matters which took place prior to 1 January 2010 or after 23 July 2020, but are relevant to, connected with, incidental or ancillary to the matters mentioned in the Schedule to the Proclamation or involve the same persons, entities or contracts investigated under authority of the Proclamation. The Proclamation further specifically tasked and authorised the SIU to exercise or perform all the functions and powers assigned to, or conferred upon it by the SIU Act, including the recovery of any losses suffered by State Institutions or the State, in relation to the said matters in the Schedule to the Proclamation.