The Unaccountables: The Powerful Politicians and Corporations who Profit from Impunity, edited by Michael Marchant, Mamello Mosiana, Ra’eesa Pather and Hennie van Vuuren, is out now from Jacana Media!
‘Our message to all of those implicated is simple: we have not forgotten. Justice may grind slowly, but it grinds.’
An urgent and passionately argued call to action, The Unaccountables skilfully profiles the large corporations and private individuals who are all implicated in economic crime but have never been held to account. This book will anger many, who will now be able to put names and faces to those behind some of South Africa’s biggest corruption scandals, from apartheid to state capture.
Crucially, The Unaccountables focuses on 38 profiles detailing evidence of impunity and suggesting actions in each instance that could ensure accountability. In this book we meet them all, apartheid and war profiteers, the state capture profiteers, those who have profited from welfare, we meet the bankers and their banks who got away with laundering and profiteering, the auditors, complicit in economic crimes and, unsurprisingly, the bad cops.
This book is led by research, data and years of investigation and, as such, is the most persuasive book to have been written about corruption in South Africa.
One of the editors, Hennie van Vuuren, is the author of the runaway international bestseller Apartheid Guns and Money.