Here you will find our investigative reports, book contributions, journal articles as well as contributions to other publications by the open secrets.


Investigative Reports

Open Secrets undertakes in-depth using archives, declassified documents, whistleblower interviews, first-hand experiences and secondary material uncovering new information and providing analysis on systemic crimes.

CECR: The Corporations & Economic Crime Report

The Corporations and Economic Crime Report (CECR) is a publication series that explores the most egregious cases of economic crimes and corruption by private financial institutions, from apartheid to the present day. In doing so, we aim to highlight the key themes that link corporate criminality across these periods of time, focusing on the role of the private sector, a critical blind spot in the discourse around economic crime.

Unaccountable: We have not forgotten

Unaccountable is an Open Secrets series published on the Daily Maverick. The series consists of profiles of large corporations and private individuals who are all implicated in economic crime but have never been held to account for these – or at best escaped substantive justice. While they are Unaccountable, they will not always remain so, we have not forgotten!

Declassified: Apartheid Profits

Open Secrets collected approximately 40,000 archival documents from 25 archives in seven countries containing damning details of the individuals and corporations that propped up apartheid and profited in return. Many of these documents were kept secret until now.In line with our belief that this information should be available to be scrutinised by the public, we released this series of articles on Daily Maverick and News24.

Joint Publications

Publications done in collaboration with other civil society organisations and other organisations’ publications our investigators have contirbuted to.

Annual Reports

Other Contributions

book chapters, conference papers, journal articles and other publications that Open Secrets and the members of the Open Secrets team have contributed to.