The High Court in Pretoria has ordered that the Public Protector must publish the report on state capture by not later than 5pm on Wednesday.
The court made this order after President Jacob Zuma withdrew his application to interdict the report when his application was due to be heard earlier on Wednesday.
The court said the president should pay the costs of the withdrawal of the application on an attorney and client scale.
The court said the question of whether Zuma should pay these costs in his personal capacity was reserved.
Gauteng Judge President Dunstan Mlambo requested the parties to file supplemental papers on this question within seven days.