Friday, November 17 • 09:00 - 10:15
Tracking Looted Wealth

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Kleptocracy has become the favored system of government around the world. Rise to power, promote your friends and family, kill an independent press, judiciary and oversight bodies, and then steal your country blind -- this is the pattern that has unfortunately become the norm. An estimated US$1 trillion flows illegally out of developing and emerging economies annually, proceeds of crime, corruption, and tax evasion—more than is received in foreign investment and international aid. Here are four experts at tracking and documenting this global theft of the commons, including experts on the extraordinary looting of Africa and the emergence of East European mafia states. 

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Thandeka Gqubule-Mbeki

Economics Editor, SABC
Thandeka Gqubule-Mbeki is Economics Editor at the SABC, where she is responsible for Economics, Business and Financial markets coverage of the corporation across TV, Radio and Digital.  Here she became involved in a struggle for independent public broadcasting and freedom of expression... Read More →

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Tom Burgis

Investigations Correspondent, Financial Times
Tom Burgis is the investigations correspondent for the Financial Times, based in London. Previously, he was the newspaper's correspondent in southern Africa, based in Johannesburg, and in west Africa, based in Lagos. His first book, The Looting Machine: Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers... Read More →
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Maxime Koami Domegni

Investigative Journalist, Togo
"Maxime Koami DOMEGNI, is a Togolese award-winning investigative journalist. He has participated in various local and international investigative projects such as Panama Papers, Bahama Leaks, Plunder Route to Panama, West Africa Leaks, etc. He is chairman of Togolese Investigative... Read More →
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James Mintz

Founder & CEO, Mintz Group
Jim Mintz has been an adjunct professor in the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School for the past 10 years.  Jim is the CEO of the Mintz Group, a research and investigative firm. He has spent over thirty years conducting investigations all... Read More →
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Miranda Patrucic

Editor in Chief, OCCRP
Miranda Patrucic joined OCCRP in 2006 and was promoted to editor in chief in 2023. She oversees editorial operations for OCCRP’s global newsroom, including 50+ editors across six continents and the production of OCCRP’s investigations and content.Patrucic was one of the first... Read More →

Friday November 17, 2017 09:00 - 10:15 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,