The must-read exposé on apartheid crimes and how cronies have thrived on secrecy

Activists and writer Hennie van Vuuren has written a book which lifts the lid on decades of deep, dark and disturbing corruption in South Africa.

'Apartheid Guns and Money' is said to be an exposé navigating the long historic shadow of state capture in the country.

This is an exposé of that machinery created in defence of apartheid and the people who made this possible: heads of state, arms dealers, aristocrats, plutocrats, senators, bankers, spies, journalists and members of secret lobby groups

Extract from review by Former Constitutional Court judge Kate O'Regan

Van Vuuren says the uncomfortable truth about the apartheid arms money machine has not been questioned enough by the public, because of the shortfalls of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

If we look back at the TRC process, both trying to find national healing but exposing the gross human rights violations, it was perhaps a bridge too far at that point to look at the linkages of economic crimes.

Hennie van Vuuren, activist, writer and Director of Open Secrets

He says the well-researched book reveals how intelligence agencies, banks, political parties, politicians, the military and arms companies have thrived through secrecy.

The apartheid archive that tells our story as a nation is largely locked up... Our real challenges is getting the stories out and freeing the secrets.

Hennie van Vuuren, activist, writer and Director of Open Secrets

The book tries to show the global networks of players who operate in the 'Deep State'.. favoured and made money out of the system of apartheid.

Hennie van Vuuren, activist, writer and Director of Open Secrets

The interest groups know that if we start to unravel the past, it will quickly lead to our front door.

Hennie van Vuuren, activist, writer and Director of Open Secrets

Take a listen to van Vuuren explain the importance and contents of the much-anticipated book:


Read More
Zuma lashes out at 101 ANC stalwarts in policy conference opening salvo

Zuma lashes out at 101 ANC stalwarts in policy conference opening salvo

President Zuma went 'off script' on Friday when he castigated his detractors saying many denied being on the 101 stalwarts list.

Mr. Tlhabi bids Mrs Tlhabi farewell on her last radio show #FarewellRedi

Mr. Tlhabi bids Mrs Tlhabi farewell on her last radio show #FarewellRedi

Brian Tlhabi says his wife, Redi Tlhabi makes him super happy and continues to wish her the best with her future endeavours.

SA's psyche still needs to heal from the past, says psychiatric expert

SA's psyche still needs to heal from the past, says psychiatric expert

On Youth Day, 40 years after the 1976 Soweto Uprising, it seems the nation has not yet recovered from the wounds of Apartheid.

Heart-wrenching stories will stay with TRC commissioner forever

Heart-wrenching stories will stay with TRC commissioner forever

Vice-chair of the TRC Dr Alex Boraine will never forget listening to apartheid victims' stories and the capacity for forgiveness.

Was TRC effective in getting reparations for victims of apartheid atrocities?

Was TRC effective in getting reparations for victims of apartheid atrocities?

Today marks the 20 year anniversary of the start of South Africa's TRC (Truth and Reconciliation Commission) hearings.

TRC prosecutions not pursued due to 'political interference'

TRC prosecutions not pursued due to 'political interference'

The Midday Report - where you won't miss a thing

Popular articles
Lessons from the spectacular collapse of Steinhoff (e.g. diversity matters)

Lessons from the spectacular collapse of Steinhoff (e.g. diversity matters)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Gordon Institute of Business Science Dean (and marketing expert) Professor Nicola Kleyn.

Number of South Africans visiting the seaside has dropped

Number of South Africans visiting the seaside has dropped

Fedhasa's CEO is encouraging South Africans to take a look at the specials that are currently out there and make their bookings.

Casac to challenge Zuma's appeal of Abrahams High Court order

Casac to challenge Zuma's appeal of Abrahams High Court order

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will appeal a High Court order that its head Shaun Abrahams leave office.

Instead of investigating state capture they are investigating me - Jacques Pauw

Instead of investigating state capture they are investigating me - Jacques Pauw

Journalist and author Jaques Pauw says he doesn't understand why he being investigated and summoned to appear before police.

 Metrorail central line trains suspended due to vandalism

Metrorail central line trains suspended due to vandalism

Metrorail regional manager, Richard Walker says criminals are making it hard for them to operate in the area.

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

The company lost around R100 billion leaving the JSE reeling in one of the biggest private sector business scandals.

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

Entrepreneur Max Lichaba built his own empire and is the CEO of Lichaba Creations and several other businesses. This is his story.