State capture has become something of a buzz word in South Africa. But to understand the current situation in our country, it is vital to understand the recent past. This book, aimed at ordinary South Africans, offers explanations to important issues:
- Exactly what is state capture, and how did it happen in South Africa?
- How prominent state-owned enterprises collapsed during former President Zuma’s "nine wasted years” in office.
- The role of the Gupta family and how this was exposed via the #GuptaLeaks
- How and why Parliament failed in its oversight duties to prevent state capture from happening, despite plenty of evidence and charges/recommendations to take action against certain SOE executives and boards, certain MPs and even prominent ministers.
- The argument for much needed electoral and parliamentary reform.
- What MPs can do to force Parliament to act against corruption, tax abuse and the abuse of power.
The book also shares insights into the important work a small team of activists at the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) is doing to prevent state capture from happening again, and aims to start the vital conversation around Parliament’s failure to serve the country, and how to prevent this from happening again.