The appointment of the Commission was published in Government Gazette No. The SARS Commission. 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. Considerable time and state funding has been put into the many commissions. Some of these expectations, however, are unrealistic, as a look at the commissions’ functions and powers show. A commission of inquiry is not a court of law. South African Government www.gov.za Let's grow South Africa together Judge Raymond Zondo, chairman of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, arrives in court, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. 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 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 Some expectations might be met, but only if the commissions achieve public buy-in and generate enough pressure for change. The Commission is headed by the Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, Raymond Zondo. 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”). 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 Africans might be forgiven for expecting two key commissions of inquiry currently underway to change the country. Some of these expectations, however, are unrealistic, as a look at the commissions’ functions and powers show. 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. South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma, returns to the commission of inquiry probing state capture, in Johannesburg, South Africa November 16, 2020. South Africans might be forgiven for expecting two key commissions of inquiry currently underway to change the country. South Africans might be forgiven for expecting two key commissions of inquiry currently underway to change the country. But first up what is a commission of inquiry? 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. Mothepu completed her evidence at lunchtime, with the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture hearing money flows-related evidence in relation to …