SPL!NG Movie Review: How To Steal A Country

BY Spling

How to Steal A Country is the latest documentary from prolific film-maker, Rehad Desai. The acclaimed Emmy-winning director has made definitive documentaries on Marikana with Miners Shot Down and the #feesmustfall movement in Everything Must Fall. A bold documentarian who has dedicated his craft to pursuing the truth and encapsulating moments in history as living documents, he’s turned his attention to State Capture and the Gupta family during the Zuma administration with How to Steal A Country.

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How to Steal a Country – the Guptagate documentary you’ve been waiting for

BY Kevin Kriedemann

The Guptagate documentary How To Steal A Country is now streaming on Showmax, just in time for the Freedom Day long weekend, with early reviews calling it “An excellent documentary, one of the best ever made in our country” (Leon van Nierop in Rapport); “Nothing short of remarkable… the definitive example of speaking truth to power so that this can never be allowed to happen again” (John Harvey, Dispatch news editor); and “Essential viewing for all South Africans” (Spling).

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Gripping doccie on SA and Guptas


A FASCINATING local documentary focusing on the mountain of information gathered by tenacious journalists in their efforts to prove the allegation that South Africa was under State Capture during former president Jacob Zuma’s leadership, makes its debut on the Showmax pay channel tomorrow (Thursday, April 23) – and it’s one not to miss!

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How To Steal A Country  is beginning to make a significant impact in South Africa and has been included as essential viewing for Henley Africa’s community of alumni students. The importance of exposing corporate corruption and becoming “corporate activists” make this documentary particularly important for current and future business school graduates.

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The Weekend Argus review: How to Steal A Country

How to Steal a Country has opened in Cinemas across South Africa, including the the Avalon groups CineCenter in Cape Town. Sam Spiller attended the opening and wrote a great review for the Weekend Argus.

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How To Steal A Country – City Press Review

Terry bell from the City Press ask the important question of why the documentary has been released and what impact it might have.

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Gupta-era bonanza aftermath: Inside the NPA’s R1.1bn State Capture salvo against Regiments Capital

The stage is set for State Capture’s battle royale as the National Prosecuting Authority tackles the ultra-deep pockets of Regiments Capital and its owners in a bid to safeguard more than R1bn identified as the alleged proceeds of crime linked to the company’s remarkable run of luck when dealing with state-owned entities.

Media Release: Uhuru Productions

New feature documentary, How to Steal a Country, will premiere at IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 20 November – 1 December 2019).

JOBURGTODAY – HOW TO STEAL A COUNTRY is a dedicated ( OCC ) Online City Channel,  focusing on the people the places, trends and events that shape this great city.

Freek Robinson interviews Rehad Desai – about his new documentary “How to steal a Country”