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'Of course the ANC is in control of the SABC!' - author John Matisonn

The very first South African newspaper was started by a corrupt British Governor who gave the exclusive license to print newspapers to a slave trading company. And he got kickbacks in return!

John Matisonn

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed John Matisonn, author of “God, Spies and Lies: Finding South Africa's future through its past” for his weekly business book review.

Description on Amazon:

An insider’s account of how South Africa got to where it is today – and how things went wrong.

It takes you into the room with Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, into the Oval Office of the US President and the British Prime Minister’s Chequers country estate, as the fate of southern Africa was being set before and after 1994.

Among the book's many revelations are the following:

  • What made George Bush Senior change his mind about white rule in southern Africa

  • How Nelson Mandela studied the Afrikaner Broederbond as he set up the military wing Umkhonto we Sizwe in 1961

  • The Apartheid spy who fooled the white liberal elite

  • How Robert Mugabe fooled Mbeki’s intelligence

  • Why South Africa missed the Information Economy

  • How Jacob Zuma came under the spell of the Chinese Communist Party

  • What the 2015 student protests mean

  • What it would take to get the country back on track

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

I’ve actually made real money with this book.

John Matisonn

Of course they [the ANC] are [in control of the SABC]!

John Matisonn

We need politically disinterested people at Icasa!

John Matisonn

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