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.
Open Secrets stands with the Palestinian people. We call for an immediate ceasefire by the Israeli occupation forces and an end to Israeli apartheid.
South African Police Service Colonel Frans Mathipa was shot in the head and killed by unknown assassins on Sunday, 6 August 2023. Were SANDF Special Forces soldiers the skilled shooters who murdered a seasoned investigator in the Hawks’ Crimes Against the State Unit? If they were, could this explain a court application by the SANDF days before his assassination intended to stymie Mathipa’s investigation into the SANDF’s role in two abductions and potentially other crimes? Open Secrets investigates.
Open Secrets and the Campaign for Free Expression lodged an information application with the Office of the President asking for the final report (and additional relevant information) on the docking of the Lady R Russian cargo vessel during December 2022.
What was an SANDF Special Forces UNIT doing in Simon’s Town when containers were loaded off and on the Russian vessel the Lady R? Open Secrets investigates.
Director of Open Secrets, Hennie van Vuuren is calling on the Presidency and the US government to make public details of the mysterious cargo of the Russian vessel Lady R which docked in Simon’s Town in December 2022.
Open Secrets delves into the Malo Arms Deal facilitated by South African arms dealer and former secretary to PW Botha, Willem ‘Ters’ Ehlers.
Join Open Secrets and the Continent on the 11th of May 2023, for the launch of The Secretary. The Continents Simon Allison will be in conversation with Open Secrets’ Mamello Mosiana, Hennie van Vuuren and Luthando Vilakazi
Open Secrets submitted a PAIA request to the Presidency asking for any documentation on how and why Duma Ndlovu and Michael Horn nominations were accepted to receive the National Order Award.
Open Secrets and Shadow World Investigations welcomes the judgment delivered by the South Gauteng High Court which confirms that judges must be held accountable for their conduct while in active service, even after their retirement.