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Dewald van Rensburg

WEBINAR – Dewald van Rensburg on VHS – a Dream Defrauded

You are invited to a LIVE BROADCAST presented by the Cape Town Press Club and sponsored by Penguin Random House South Africa

Journalist Dewald van Rensburg broke the story of the VBS Bank fraud with his colleague Sipho Masondo in the City Press.

Van Rensburg proceeded to expose the political machinations that guaranteed VBS up to R3.5 billion in unlawful funding from municipalities and other state institutions and the free-for-all that ensued after the bank’s collapse, when those involved tried to cover up their tracks.

His work on the bank’s collapse secured him the coveted Sikuvile journalism award for Investigation of the Year, Story of the Year, and Journalist of the Year, in 2019. He currently works at the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism and continues to focus on malfeasance in the private sector.

His book about the scandal – VBS: A Dream Defrauded  – has just been published by Penguin. It is a compelling account of a bank heist with shockwaves that continue to haunt those politicians, businessmen and traditional leaders who enabled it.

Van Rensburg will address the Cape Town Press Club and take your questions.

Photo: Ama Bhungane

Accessing the live-streamed event is as easy as opening a webpage. You will also be able to ask questions via our online chat function. But it is essential that you register and RSVP (see RSVP button/link elsewhere on this page) or contact Lalage on or 0828200190. Once registered, we will email you a confirmation and shortly before the event, the access links.

Presented by the Cape Town Press Club in conjunction with the Penguin Random House South Africa:

Penguin Random House South Africa


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Wednesday, October 14, 2020


12:00 pm


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