PODCAST: Freedom for sale

​When apartheid ended, the big companies that helped the regime buy weapons continued to do business with the new government. (Image via Sound Africa)

​When apartheid ended, the big companies that helped the regime buy weapons continued to do business with the new government. (Image via Sound Africa)

When apartheid ended, the big companies that helped the regime buy weapons continued to do business with the new government. Until today, these companies have never been held accountable for helping the apartheid government to buy weapons illegally. This was the subject of the first People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime held in February this year.

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In this episode, producer Neroli Price takes us to the tribunal and delves into the three corruption cases presented there from apartheid to state capture. Economic crime continues to cast a long shadow over South Africa, but luckily there are those prepared to dig up the past. This episode is made in collaboration with Open Secrets.

This is the second episode in the new Sound Africa series “Re-visits.” In this series Sound Africa takes another look at stories from the past that linger in the back of our minds, continuing to effect us.

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​Rasmus Bitsch

​Rasmus Bitsch

Rasmus Bitsch is a co-founder and Editor of Sound Africa. He is a journalist and writer dedicated to developing and promoting creative non-fiction radio and podcast in South Africa. 
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