They Killed Dulcie — Bonus Episode: Dangerous Goods

By Sound Africa and Open Secrets 16 May 2019

In this episode we unveil the murky world behind the Danish shipping industry’s pristine façade. In Dulcie’s handwritten notes, Danish ships and companies are exposed as integral to the apartheid regime’s arms money machinery. We tell the story of these companies and their extensive role in arming the apartheid regime, in contravention of UN sanctions.

In the late 1970s, complaints from crew members on Danish ships kick-started a union-led investigation into illegal arms smuggling to apartheid South Africa on Danish vessels. This episode of They Killed Dulcie tells the story of an evasive shipowner and the seafarers who joined the anti-apartheid struggle.

The Seafarer’s Union begins an investigation that takes them across the world to find evidence that disproves the claims of ethical behaviour by the Danish shipping industry.

If you haven’t heard the first six episodes of the podcast you can find them here.

They Killed Dulcie is made by Sound Africa and Open Secrets. They are supported by: The Claude Leon Foundation; Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southern Africa; Joffe Charitable Trust; Luminate; Open Society Foundations & Open Society Foundation for South Africa; and Hindenburg Systems. DM


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