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Open Secret’s Hennie van Vuuren @ 6 Spin Street Restaurant [ LUNCH ]

Hennie van Vuuren, an activist, writer and Director of Open Secrets – a foundation that investigates corruption - returns to the Cape Town Press Club with Apartheid, Guns and Money. It is the tale of profit.

 

South Africa remains a deeply unequal society battling the legacy of apartheid and the persistence of corrupt networks that seek to capture its democratically-elected leaders.

 

Van Vuuren argues that in the absence of accountability, corrupt networks of the past stay in business. Rather than face justice they invite members of the new elite to the table.

 

In over 600 pages, the book weaves together a treasure trove of newly declassified documents and eyewitness accounts. A global network of 50 countries was constructed to counter sanctions. Heads of state, arms dealers, aristocrats, plutocrats, senators, bankers, spies, journalists and lobbyists profited. Whistleblowers were assassinated and ordinary people suffered. BUT networks of state capture continue under the present order.

 

Van Vuuren will take questions.

 

Date Thursday, May 18, 2017
   
Time 12:30 for 13:00
   
Venue 6 Spin Street Restaurant, Dakar Room
   
Cost R240 for members (R280 for cheque payments by members), R300 for guests (R340 if cheque). If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice we will try to fill your place, but if not successful, you will be liable to pay.
   
R.S.V.P.

Donwald at info@capetownpc.org.za. Donwald can be reached on 076 454 4891 but please leave messages on email.

   
Payments

Payment can be made on the day at the venue by cash or cheque (not credit card) or prior to the function by electronic transfer. Please do not deposit cash into the account as bank charges are too high on cash deposits.

Info for online deposits: FNB, Cape Town,Br Code 201409, Account 50260072365.

If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice we will try to fill your place, but if not successful, you will be liable to pay.

   
Notes VEGETARIAN dishes must be ordered beforehand or an extra charge will be levied.
   

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