By Kalim Rajab

Principled reformer or duplicitous exploiter? The contested legacy of Harry Oppenheimer displays the tensions occupied with facing South Africa’s complicated previous.
the top of a sprawling worldwide company empire, Oppenheimer performed an influential position in twentieth-century South Africa – a task celebrated by way of a few and condemned by way of others. This ebook investigates his political considering over part a century, and considers the character of his competition to apartheid in addition to his contribution to the democratic age ushered in through Tambo and Mandela.
a guy of Africa offers Oppenheimer’s perspectives on liberalism, apartheid, socialism, sanctions, exchange unions, schooling, geopolitics and the legacy of Cecil John Rhodes. every one subject is explored through extracts from his speeches, and is through an overview by way of renowned South Africans comparable to Kgalema Motlanthe, Albie Sachs, Clem Sunter, Denis Beckett, Bobby Godsell, Jonathan Jansen and Xolela Mangcu.
attention-grabbing and insightful, a guy of Africa shines new mild on one in every of South Africa’s strongest and multifaceted figures, and displays at the position of principled company in a political economy.

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