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:


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