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Native Merchants

The building of the black business class in South Africa

Phakamisa Ndzamela



Epub ISBN:




Date Released:

September 2021

Price (incl. VAT):

R 320.00


Soft cover, 264pp

About this book:

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 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.