275pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2020
Johann van Loggerenberg's account of working as a deep-cover police agent investigating the Durban underworld. He also covers his work with the investigative team of the Goldstone Commission to uncover the ‘third force’ - apartheid security forces that supplied weapons to the Inkatha Freedom Party - and being falsely accused of being an apartheid spy in 2014, at the height of state capture at the South African Revenue Service,
"Van Loggerenberg's powerful book shows what spying for the public good might look like...Cop Under Cover is passionate but measured, sad but uplifting. It is a story of both South Africa as we do not want to know it, and of public service as we would like to see it. That is why it deserves to be read." Jacob Dlamini, author of The Terrorist Album
Johann van Loggerenberg is the co-author of Rogue and author of Death and Taxes and Tobacco Wars. He joined SARS in 1998 and led some of its investigations until he resigned in 2015. Since then he has been a registered tax practitioner and consultant and researcher.