Book Launch and Dialogue: Illicit Financial Flows from South Africa: Decolonial Perspectives on Political Economy and Corruption [28 October 2021]

The Socio-Economic Rights Project (SERP) at the Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape invite you to a Book Launch and Dialogue on the book: Illicit Financial Flows from South Africa: Decolonial Perspectives on Political Economy and Corruption (Routledge, 2021).
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  • When 28 Oct, 2021 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM (Africa/Johannesburg / UTC200)
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The book launch and dialogue will explore the implications of Illicit Financial Flow for the socio-economic development of Africa. 

About this publication:

This book examines the detrimental impact of illicit financial flows on South Africa’s development, political economy, and transformation in the 21st century.

Over the years, illicit financial flows have led to the systematic looting and channelling away of South African resources, yet they are rarely studied by researchers looking to explain the country’s underdevelopment and political economy. This book looks across sectors, showing that illicit financial flows cut across all the key pillars of development, frustrating the betterment of peoples’ lives in South Africa. Investigating the problem from a decolonial perspective, the book delves deep into the catastrophic impacts of illicit financial flows for people and the economy, discusses how the problem is being combatted, and ultimately suggests solutions for rebuilding social trust between people and the state.

Making an important contribution to the decolonial debate, as well as to discussions of South Africa’s political economy, this book will be of interest to researchers across African studies, global development, political science, law and corruption studies.

Click HERE to gain access to the book.


  • Ms Gladys Mirugi-Mukundi, Dullah Omar Institute, UWC


  • Serges Djoyou Kamga, Thabo Mbeki African School of Public and International Affairs, University of South Africa
  • Ms Asha Ramgobin, Executive Director Human Rights Development Initiatives
  • Dr Gerald Kamga, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Research and Postgraduate Division at the Free State Centre for Human Rights, University of the Free State
  • Ms Marianne Severin, Researcher in at the Center for African Studies, Les Afriques dans le Monde (LAM)/Science Po Bordeaux (France)


Following registration, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.