The commission appointed to launch an inquiry into affairs at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) will hold its first meeting on Monday. The meeting comes weeks after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the terms of reference and appointed retired judge Lex Mpati to head the commission. It raises question marks over whether the commission can deliver its interim report by Ramaphosa’s deadline of February 15 2019 and a final report by April 15 2019. The parliament ends before elections in April or May next year. The inquiry was first announced in July but its terms of reference were gazetted and published in October. Mukoni Ratshitanga, spokesperson for the department of justice, which is spearheading logistical arrangements, confirmed the meeting saying this will be the first internal meeting of the commission. Mpati said last week that the commission is still without premises. “I understand that we will have a look at some options on Monday. The administrative staff has not bee...

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