'A Man of Africa - The Political Thought of Harry Oppenheimer'.

Harry Oppenheimer played an influential role in twentieth-century South Africa.

The role he played is controversial but makes for fascinating reading.

The book investigates Oppenheimer’s political thinking, drawing from his speeches over the years. It looks at his views on liberalism, apartheid, socialism, sanctions, trade unions, education, geopolitics, the press and the legacy of Cecil John Rhodes.

Each speech is followed by an assessment by prominent South Africans such as Clem Sunter, Kgalema Motlanthe, Albie Sachs, Denis Beckett, Bobby Godsell, Jonathan Jansen and Xolela Mangcu.

Author and editor of the book Kalim Rajab chats to CapeTalk's Koketso Sachane about this fascinating collection.

Rajab provides fascinating insights into the man and his empire.

Read it with an open mind.

Kalim Rajab, editor A Man of Africa - The Political Thought of Harry Oppenheimer'.

Take a listen:

Book cover image courtesy: Penguin Random House


This article first appeared on 702 : 'A Man of Africa - The Political Thought of Harry Oppenheimer'.


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