State Capture under Parliament's watch: Wilful blindness?

Please join the Parliamentary Monitoring Group and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung as we host an expert panel to reflect on the implications of the Zondo Commission reports on Parliament.

How correct is OUTA in stating that "Parliament is “ineffective, indecorous and symbolic”, its rules [...] inadequate [...]. Members of Parliament aided and abetted state capture looters"?

We look forward to your company!



1. Part of this Zondo report deals with parliamentary Oversight including recommendations for the national legislature:

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  • Prof Hugh Corder, UCT Law

    Webinar Panelist Hugh Corder served as the Professor of Public Law at the University of Cape Town from 1987 to 2019 and is now Professor Emeritus. A graduate of Cape Town, Cambridge and Oxford, he served as Dean of the Faculty of Law from 1999 to 2008 and in various other positions of leadership within the University. He was a member of the committee which drafted South Africa’s first Bill of Rights in 1993 and has played the leading role in administrative law reform initiatives since 1992. His published work concentrates on administrative justice and all aspects of the judicial office. He has been a Fellow of the University of Cape Town since 2004.

  • Dr Martin Nicol, non-partisan Parliamentary researcher 2014-2019

    Webinar Panelist Martin Nicol was employed by Parliament as part of the support staff for the National Assembly committee responsible for mining from 2013 to 2019 (when he reached retirement age). Working with Members of Parliament, Committee Chairs, stakeholders in the mining sector and Parliamentary bureaucrats, he gained an insight into how Parliament works in practice. He previously served as a trade union official, a foreign trade representative and diplomat for South Africa and as an economic development expert in the private and public sectors. He worked in the academic field – as a tutor, course designer/presenter - in African economic history, industrial sociology and town and regional planning – mainly at the University of Cape Town. He has a PhD in economic history from UCT.

  • MP Cilliers Brink, caucus member of Parliament's official opposition (DA)

    Webinar Panelist Cilliers Brink is a South African politician serving as the Democratic Alliance's Shadow Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs since 2020. Brink has been a Member of Parliament since 2019. He is the DA's Shadow Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and was a member of the mayoral committee of Tshwane between 2016 and 2019.

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