Public debate around corruption and economic crime in South Africa still succumbs to the myth that these issues are exclusive to a democratic South African government. In fact, if one joins the dots, it is clear that networks of powerful corporations, spies and politicians have operated within deep state networks for decades to profit from crimes at the expense of ordinary South African citizens. To truly understand the phenomenon of economic crime in South Africa we need to explore the origins and legacy of apartheid’s economic crimes and the long shadow they continue to cast today. Only then can we fully understand how our current politics have been so deeply compromised and corrupt, and how today’s brand of state capture came to be.
The ‘Joining the Dots’ report is the first examination of these questions, all of which will be explored in much greater depth at the Tribunal’s hearings. (Click on the link below to download a PDF version).