People’s Tribunal: Implicated Parties Not Bothered

Janine Erasmus | Corruption Watch | 15 June 2018 | When the People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime in South Africa presented its preliminary findings in early February 2018, it stated that all implicated parties would receive the relevant evidence and copies of submissions and those preliminary findings. They would have three months to respond. Shortly afterwards NGO Open Secrets served…

[LISTEN] Podcast: Freedom For Sale

Sound Africa | Mail & Guardian | 17 May 2018 | When apartheid ended, the big international companies and banks that helped the regime buy weapons illegally continued to do business with the new government. Until today, they have never been held accountable. This was the subject of the first People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime…

PRESS RELEASE: People’s Tribunal – Implicated parties given three months to respond

Press Release People’s Tribunal: Implicated parties given three months to respond Open Secrets, as the Secretariat of the People’s Tribunal, has served 38 implicated parties with an invitation to respond to the evidence submitted against them at the first People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime. The parties have been provided with three months in which to…

The Arms Deal

Alleged corruption in the 1999 Arms Deal  Occurring during South Africa’s transition period from apartheid to democracy, the Arms Deal exemplifies the continuities between old and new elements within shadowy criminal ‘deep state’ networks. It continues to haunt present South African politics, directly implicating Jacob Zuma, who recently resigned as President of the country and…

State Capture

The Denel & VR Laser case ‘State capture’ has become a defining phrase of South Africa’s current politics. Rather than referencing a single corruption scandal, it is used to refer to influence wielded by powerful private interests on government policy, the structure of economic and political institutions and, ultimately, on crucial government decisions, to advance…

Probe arms deal, UN apartheid sanctions and state capture – People’s Tribunal

Lameez Omarjee & Tehillah Niselow | Fin24 | 10 February 2018 | Cape Town – After a five-day sitting the People’s Tribunal has recommended that economic crimes such as the arms deal of 1999, non-compliance with United Nations (UN) sanctions during apartheid and state capture be investigated. The tribunal was organised by civil society groups including…