The New Black Middle Class in South Africa
The rise of the black middle class is one of the most striking developments in post-apartheid South Africa. Yet while this new class has been a major actor in the reshaping of the country, public attention, especially in the media, has largely focused upon the image of 'black diamonds' black consumer and 'tenderpreneurs' who use their political connections to obtain lucrative contracts.
About the Author
Roger Southallis Professor Emeritus in Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand. His previous books includeSouth Africa's Transkei: The Political Economy of an 'Independent' Bantustan(1983),Imperialism or Solidarity? International Labour and South African Trade Unions(1995),An African Peace Process: Mandela, South Africa and Burundi(with Kristina Bentley, (2005) andLiberation Movements in Power: Party and State in Southern Africa(2013).
Author Roger Southall
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