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The Zondo Commission provided strong evidence of state capture and detailed insight into how state capture was organised and facilitated by persons in both the public and private sectors. However, the Commission — and commissions in general — was established to investigate a matter of public concern and to report to the President; is not a direct accountability mechanism. It has no power to implement any of its recommendations or to act on any of its findings. Ultimately, the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations — and, indeed, any response to the Commission’s findings at all — is dependent on the will and capacity of those in power to act, and on organised civil society’s ability to mobilise for change.

This document sets out the progress made on commitments made in the President’s response and implementation plan concerning the Zondo Commission recommendations. It is intended to support discussion at the upcoming PARI-CASAC joint conference.