A capacity crowd filled the Nangoza Jebe (Centenary) Hall in New Brighton for the launch of Save SA’s “Declaration and Call to Action”. Speakers included Save SA campaign convenor Sipho Pityana, steering committee member Lawson Naidoo, the Mapungubwe Institute’s Professor Mcebisi Ndletyana, Eastern Cape Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) chairperson Mzi Faku and Anglican Bishop Bethlehem Nopece.

In light of the decision to prosecute Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and former SARS officials, we adopted a short-term objective of coordinating a People's Assembly Against State Capture, which took place on the 2nd of November 2016, the date scheduled for their appearance in court. This has been followed by other activities aimed at highlighting and stopping corruption in business and government, preventing further state capture, and ensuring that our leaders respect the Constitution and are willing to hold themselves accountable to its values and any legal ramifications.