Daily Maverick and Open Secrets | 3 March 2021 |
It may seem to many people in South Africa that what is happening in war-torn Yemen is a tragedy unfolding far away without any direct connection to us, and with little we can do. This is not true.
This report reveals that, since the war in Yemen broke out, South African arms companies have cashed in on the sale of weapons to some of the central parties to this conflict who may be guilty of gross human rights violations in Yemen. We reveal how the South African government has bowed to the interests of the arms industry and its profits, and the suffering of Yemenis has been ignored.
In a live webinar, join Daily Maverick Associate Editor Marianne Thamm, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, Open Secrets researcher, Michael Marchant, and Yemeni human rights activist, Bonyan Gamal, to uncover the corporations and governments profiting from human rights violations detailed in this new investigative report.