The arms deal

South Africa's arms deal has had a profound effect on the country, in many ways. But what was it exactly - when did it happen, and who was involved?
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Arms deal critic Hennie van Vuuren is firmly convinced that he's done the right thing in refusing to take further part in the Seriti Commission.

The three arms deal critics had been promised that they would have access to all the documents they needed - this has not transpired and, says Hennie van Vuuren, he's done the right thing in refusing to take further part.

Arms deal whistleblower Richard Young, testifying this week before the Arms Procurement Commission, has said that he knew that there was something wrong, before any contracts were awarded.

Young confident of arms commission impact - Corruption Watch

For years Richard Young has worked to expose the corruption that he believes lies at the heart of South Africa's multi-billion-rand arms deal. Tomorrow he takes the stand at the Arms Procurement Commission, which is tasked with probing allegations of fraud and corruption in the deal.

Whistleblower Richard Young recalled in his second day on the stand the exact moment he realised the irregularities being perpetrated in the arms deal – the beginning of July

Those who have sought to help the Seriti Commission by bringing evidence of wrongdoing to its attention, have been treated as if they are the subject of the probe, while those who should be answering questions are not required to do so, write Anine Kriegler and Murray Hunter.

The arms deal - analysis and updates - Corruption Watch

Judge Willie Seriti has been given another five months - a third extension - in which to finish investigating bribery, corruption and other acts of impropriety which are alleged to have tainted the arms deal of 1999.

Judge Willie Seriti has been given another five months - a third extension - in which to finish investigating bribery, corruption and other acts of impropriety which are alleged to have tainted the arms deal of

Around 40 local and international organisations - Corruption Watch among them - are calling for the Arms Procurement Commission to be scrapped as concerns over its credibility ratchet up.

Corruption Watch, Lawyers for Human Rights, and the Treatment Action Campaign are among the organisations which have "lost faith" in the Seriti Commission.

More than 30 local social justice organisations, including Corruption Watch, have issued a joint call for real arms deal accountability.

Civil society asks for dissolution of arms commission - Corruption Watch

I have been following the Seriti Commission hearings into the arms deal and have a couple of questions: if there is general dissatisfaction with the procedures, are the process or outcomes subject to judicial review? How will the findings Judge Seriti makes be enforced? And is a commission subject to the same considerations of fairness as a court?

Seriti Commission must be fair to both sides - Corruption Watch

The Seriti Commission has essentially turned the tables on arms deal critics, treating them as if they are the ones on trial, write Anine Kriegler and Murray Hunter.

The arms deal - analysis and updates - Corruption Watch

The results of the final report of the Arms Procurement Commission have been revealed. The commission found no evidence of corruption or wrongdoing during the controversial bidding process for South Africa’s arms procurement deal.

Arms deal all above board, says commission - Corruption Watch

Fana Hlongwane – the arms deal playboy known by the nickname of “Styles” – is set to take the stand at the Arms Procurement Commission to answer to allegations of backhanders and corruption.

Fana Hlongwane – the arms deal playboy known by the nickname of “Styles” – is set to take the stand at the Arms Procurement Commission to answer to allegations of backhanders and corruption.

Chippy Shaik's testimony at the Arms Procurement Commission last week produced no revelations. He denied that he was guilty of soliciting bribes, manipulating tender decisions or ensuring that his brother Schabir benefited improperly from the multi-billion-rand acquisition of defence equipment.

Chippy Shaik's testimony full of denials - Corruption Watch

Formally known as the Strategic Defence Package, the arms deal, to use its notorious nickname, was a multi-billion-rand military acquisition project finalised in 1999 by the South African government.

The arms deal - new mini-site - Corruption Watch

The arms deal - analysis and updates | Corruption Watch

The arms deal - analysis and updates - Corruption Watch

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