Unaccountable 00008: Estina’s Banks

The infamous Estina Vrede Dairy Project was supposed to direct public funds to ‘empower’ indigent Free State farmers and develop local agriculture. Instead, almost all of the money was looted to benefit the Gupta enterprise. This week Open Secrets focuses on two of the banks that facilitated this injustice. As shown in The Enablers Investigative…

Unaccountable 00007: HSBC – The World’s Oldest Cartel

If Transnet was a golden goose for the Gupta family and their associates, then global banking giant HSBC played the role of tending their illicit nest eggs. This week Open Secrets examines the role of a key global enabler in the State Capture network. As shown in The Enablers investigative report, it takes more than…

Explainer: The Enablers of State Capture in the cases of Transnet, Eskom and Estina

‘The Enablers: The Bankers, Accountants and Lawyers who Facilitated State Capture’ is an investigative report published by Open Secrets and Shadow World Investigations in February 2020. The report focuses on the role of banks, accounting firms, consultants and lawyers in facilitating criminal conduct that formed part of the state capture enterprise. This investigative report shows…

Tonight with Lester Podcast: Report The Enablers of State Capture

Cape Talk | 20 February 2020 | Listening to the testimony of bankers before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into allegations of state capture, you might believe they were unwitting victims of the Guptas and acted quickly and virtuously to throttle their corrupt ways by closing their bank accounts in 2016. It turns out they…

Nedbank and the Bank of Baroda — Banking on State Capture

Who laundered money for the Gupta acolytes and used the opportunity to cash in on State Capture? A new investigative report, ‘The Enablers’, co-authored by Open Secrets and Shadow World Investigations, details the role of bankers, accountants, consultants and lawyers in State Capture. Submitted to the Zondo commission, the report details case studies which are…

‘Bankers, auditors also need to account for their role in state capture’

Jacob Rooi | Rapport/City Press | 10 February 2020 | It’s not only Jacob Zuma who needs to account for his alleged role in state capture, but also the bankers and auditors who made the shenanigans possible. This is according to Andrew Feinstein and Hennie van Vuuren, whose organisations Open Secrets and Shadow World Investigation…

Dié banke, ouditeurs en konsultante het lekker geskep toe dit staatskaping-pap reën

Yolandi Groenewald | Vrye Weekblad | 7 February 2020 | Verskeie vooraanstaande ondernemings het baie om te verduidelik oor hoe hulle staatskaping aangehelp het, blyk uit ’n verslag wat vandeesweek bekendgestel is. YOLANDI GROENEWALD was by die bekendstelling daarvan TERWYL staatskaping in die middel van die vorige dekade op sy ergste gewoed het, het ’n…