President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed four commissions of inquiry in the first nine months of his presidency, but do we really understand the fundamentals, structures and purpose of a commission of inquiry?

Law Focus this week unpacks the function of a commission of inquiry including their aim, how they differ from a court of law and what procedures they are guided by. Japhter Mapadimeng, legal supervisor practitioner from Legal Aid South Africa tells us more about the powers of a commission of inquiry. We then get into great detail about procedures and the purpose of broadcasting commissions to the public with the spokesperson for the Mokgoro Commission Bongiwe Gambu.

This edition of Law Focus is brought to by Wits Radio Academy and Legal Aid South Africa: produced by Simba Honde (and Sesethu Zingelwa) and hosted by Veronica Makhoali and Siyabonga Motha. Technical production provided by Kutlwano “Gwinch” Serame.