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By Kalim Rajab

Principled reformer or duplicitous exploiter? The contested legacy of Harry Oppenheimer displays the tensions all for facing South Africa’s advanced previous.
the top of a sprawling international company empire, Oppenheimer performed an influential function in twentieth-century South Africa – a task celebrated by means of a few and condemned through others. This booklet 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 provides Oppenheimer’s perspectives on liberalism, apartheid, socialism, sanctions, alternate unions, schooling, geopolitics and the legacy of Cecil John Rhodes. every one subject is explored through extracts from his speeches, and is by means of an overview through sought after South Africans akin to Kgalema Motlanthe, Albie Sachs, Clem Sunter, Denis Beckett, Bobby Godsell, Jonathan Jansen and Xolela Mangcu.
interesting and insightful, a guy of Africa shines new mild on one in all South Africa’s strongest and multifaceted figures, and displays at the function of principled company in a political economy.

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