Episode 198 | Phakamisa Ndzamela | Author, financial journalist, scholar, and a bit of a Historian
In this episode, I chat with Phakamisa about his latest book entitled Native Merchants The Building Of The Black Business Class In South Africa. This is a fantastic book and has a look at history not many of us are aware of.
Dispossession of fertile, mineral-rich land is correctly repeated as the root cause of the economic precarity of Black people in South Africa.
Colonial wars are rightly foregrounded but in a way that frames black people as having existed outside of the organised enterprise.
This book builds and adds dimension to the picture of black people’s economic participation, taking the narrative from pre-colonial mining and spanning the colonial and apartheid periods, detailing tactics of economic exclusion.
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