Join us in a discussion on the root causes of state capture in South Africa and the consequences that this has for ordinary citizens. Our panel of civil society researchers and activists will look at strategies for challenging corrupt networks from both the apartheid period and the present day.
We will also discuss the findings of Apartheid Guns and Money book written with support from the IJR, which finally lifts the lid on some of the darkest secrets of apartheid’s economic crimes. It weaves together a treasure trove of newly declassified documents and eyewitness accounts. This is an expose of the machinery created in defense of apartheid and in support of sanctions busting and the people who profited: heads of state, arms dealers,aristocrats, plutocrats, senators, bankers, spies, journalists and members of secret lobby groups. In creating the apartheid arms money machine they were complicit in a crime against humanity. Whistle blowers were assassinated and ordinary people suffered. Finally, this network of profit is revealed.
· Hennie Van Vuuren – Author of the book Apartheid Guns and Money
· Michael Marchant – Open Secrets
· Noncedo Madubedube – Deputy Head of Equal Education in the Western Cape will represent #UniteBehind
· Murray Hunter – Secrecy Co-ordinator at the Right2Know Campaign
Moderator: Tim Murithi – HOD Justice and Peacebuilding Programme, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation
The book Apartheid Guns and Money will be sold at the event and costs R285.
Date: 01 June 2017
Venue: IJR Offices. 105 Hatfield Road, Gardens, City Centre, Cape Town
Time: 17h30 – 19h00
RSVP to: Veronique Adonis via email at firstname.lastname@example.org