Open Secrets exposes a military squad allegedly responsible for acts of torture and murder. The evidence implicates at least four units of the SANDF in crimes dating back to 2019.
The ongoing failure of South Africa’s investigative bodies and prosecuting authority to secure accountability for high-level corruption and economic crime is one of many serious risks to the country’s future.
Open Secrets is hiring two outstanding candidates (one Intern: Investigations and one Intern: Campaigns) to join our team in Cape Town.
Tomorrow, 15 November, Open Secrets launches its latest report: Who Has the Power? South Africa’s Energy Profiteers. The report is Open Secrets’ first to investigate South Africa’s energy sector and climate crisis. And shines a light on the private interests who seek to profit from South Africa’s current energy crisis and proposed energy transition. It…
Local technology company GovChat became a key partner of the South African Social Security Agency during the pandemic. Today, the company continues to provide a digital avenue to apply for certain grants, even though it is in business rescue and its executives resigned in 2022. This is Part One in a two-part series
Join Open Secrets on the 15th of November 2023, for the launch of Who Has the Power? South Africa’s Energy Profiteers. Open Secrets’ Michael Marchant will be in conversation with Zen Mathe, Abby May and Luthando Vilakazi. Human rights and environmental activist, Kumi Naidoo will also be delivering a key note address on the role of activists in ensuring a just transition.
Open Secrets stands with the Palestinian people. We call for an immediate ceasefire by the Israeli occupation forces and an end to Israeli apartheid.
On 25 October 2023 Open Secrets made a presentation to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee of Justice and Correctional Services on the National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Bill B29-2023. The Bill attempts to make a range of amendments including creating a permanent Investigating Directorate called the Investigating Directorate Against Corruption (IDAC).
In 2022/23, the Open Secrets challenged impunity with the usual tenacity and grit, talking truth to power and challenging who we call the ‘Unaccountables’.