The Social Cost of State Capture Webinar
Daily Maverick – Maverick Citizen | Tamsin Metelerkamp
On Wednesday, 15 February, at 6pm, Open Secrets is hosting an online discussion about “The Social Cost of State Capture”.
South Africa is facing a strained fiscus, rolling blackouts, austerity measures and hollowed-out institutions. The effects of state capture are immense.
“State Capture has left very few aspects of public life untouched, from public rail to education, the health sector, defence industry, freight rail, law enforcement and our state revenue services,” according to the event description.
“The social damage caused by State Capture should give urgency to our demand for accountability. We must do more to hold the powerful to account for the damage they have done.”
Open Secrets’ Zen Mathe will be in conversation with Moira Campbell of Corruption Watch and Devi Pillay of the Public Affairs Research Institute. The speakers will be exploring how South Africans can address the social costs of state captures and seek restitution for the damage caused.