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06
JUL
2021

How Cynthia Simpel lost her job for trying to save SAA R256 million.

Former SAA treasurer Cynthia Stimpel tried to stop an unlawful deal worth R265m between SAA and BnP Capital, but neither her superiors at SAA or National Treasury listened to her. Then she came to OUTA and subsequently lost her job. She tells part of her story, and also shares her thoughts on corporate accountability and protecting whistleblowers.
31
MAY
2021

How Bain enabled state capture - whistleblower Athol Williams says why they should be held accountable

Should we only blame crooked politicians and the Zuma government for state capture? What about private companies who also benefitted from – and even enabled – the looting of the fiscus? Athol Williams, a former partner with Bain Capital, a US-based company, blew the whistle on Bain’s involvement in state capture. Here he explains how they went about it, and also why he believes it’s time to increase the pressure on big business for their part in the state of our country.
31
MAR
2021

How Parliament failed South Africa

OUTA produced two documents on how a captured Parliament effectively condoned state capture by failing to address it as it happened. OUTA's Parliamentary Engagement Manager, Matt Johnston, testified about this to the Zondo Commission. He sheds more light on how failed parliamentary oversight assisted in State Capture.
18
FEB
2021

"My life after blowing the whistle on State Capture" - Bianca Goodson

Bianca Goodson blew the whistle on Trillian's role in State Capture and their involvement with Mc Kinsey and the Guptas. It not only cost her a promising career, but also her marriage and health. Yet she says she will do it again. Bianca shares her thoughts on whistleblowing laws and gives valuable advice for future whistleblowers.

4 episodes