Unaccountable Profile Series Special: The Auditors

Unaccountable Special: The Auditors 16 August 2021 | Mamello Mosiana The ‘Big Four’ audit firms – Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC – all play a systemic role in economic crimes and State Capture. The evidence suggests that these firms have prioritised profit over professional duties and the law. Accountability and reform of the industry are…

Unaccountable Case File 00013-14: John Bredenkamp and Fana Hlongwane- Agents of BAE Systems

  Below are the documents cited in Unaccountable profiles 00012-00013. ​​These profiles are the third and fourth in a series of profiles based on the corporations and middlemen implicated in the multibillion-dollar Arms Deal of the late 1990s. None of these companies or individuals have been held to account. These profiles turn the spotlight onto…

Unaccountable Case File 00008: FNB and Standard Bank- Estina’s Banks

These are the files for Unaccountable 00008: FNB and Standard Bank- Estina’s Banks.  This instalment of the Unaccountable series is the third of five profiles that are based on the Open Secrets and Shadow World Investigations’ investigative report, The Enablers: The bankers, accountants and lawyers that cashed in on state capture. Profile 00008- Estina’s Banks, Open…

Unaccountable Case File 00003- Dube Tshidi and the FSCA: Captured Regulator?

Unaccountable Case File 00003- Dube Tshidi and the FSCA: Captured Regulator? By Michael Marchant     ​​’Captured Regulator? – Dube Tshidi and the FSCA’ is the third instalment of the Unaccountable profile series. This profile looks at the role of the then chief executive of the Financial Services Board (FSB), Adv. Dube Tshidi and the FSCA in…

Opportunity: Legal Intern

Opportunity – Internship (legal) Open Secrets (Cape Town)   Are you an advocate for social justice, accountability and transparency? Are you keen to work with a small team of researchers and civil society activists?   Open Secrets is hiring a legal intern dedicated primarily to legal research support to join our small dedicated team based in…

Opportunity: Legal Researchers

Opportunity – Legal Researchers Open Secrets (Cape Town)   Are you an advocate for social justice, accountability and transparency? Are you keen to work with a small team of researchers and civil society activists? Open Secrets is hiring two legal researchers to join our small dedicated team based in Cape Town. Open Secrets is a…

What you need to know about investigations of apartheid corruption

Despite evidence that political corruption may have been rampant during apartheid, there has been a surprising lack of political will to investigate “If there was corruption during Apartheid, why didn’t anyone hear about it?” A common and obvious question, with more answers than you might think. One answer is that people who lived through apartheid often did…