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South Africa: State Capture Commission to apply for extension

The State Capture Commission of Inquiry has applied to the Pretoria High Court for an extension of its term until December 2020. The High Court will consider the application on 11 February. Corruption at Eskom has featured prominently in the inquiry, which has heard from witnesses on dubious coal and consultancy contracts, among other issues. The inquiry began in August 2018 and was initially expected to last six months. This was extended to February 2020 after an assessment of the work carried out at the time.

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