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By Kalim Rajab

ISBN-10: 1776092112

ISBN-13: 9781776092116

Principled reformer or duplicitous exploiter? The contested legacy of Harry Oppenheimer displays the tensions eager about facing South Africa’s complicated previous.
the pinnacle of a sprawling worldwide enterprise empire, Oppenheimer performed an influential position in twentieth-century South Africa – a job celebrated through a few and condemned via others. This e-book 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 by way of 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. each one subject is explored through extracts from his speeches, and is by way of an evaluation by means of famous South Africans similar 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 all South Africa’s strongest and multifaceted figures, and displays at the position of principled enterprise in a political economy.

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