Capitalist Crusader – When I had to give up my university studies 35 years ago I was so angry that I wanted to leave South Africa, get military training and an AK47 and come back to kill evil white people I m just as angry now as I feel my economic freedom is under threat, but I m staying to fight for what I believe in. When Nelson Mandela became South Africa s president in 1994, Herman Mashaba thought his struggle for personal and economic freedom was over, the battle won. Twenty-one years later, he has had to question that assumption as his freedoms are eroded and economic controls tighten. Mashaba, a selfmade entrepreneur who started his business Black Like Me in the dark days of apartheid, is committed to freeing South Africans from poverty. As a successful business person, Mashaba says he can
no longer be silent on the state of the South African economy. In Capitalist Crusader he outlines his quest for economic freedom for all South Africans through a firm commitment to capitalist principles. He describes the changes in his political affiliations and maps out the route South Africa needs to follow to escape entrenched unemployment, poverty and inequality.”
About the Author of Capitalist Crusader
Herman Mashaba is a Non-Executive Director of Black Like Me (Pty) Ltd which he co-founded in 1985 in South Africa. He is Executive Chairman of Lephatsi Investments (Pty) Ltd, Leswikeng Group of Companies and Phatsima Group of Companies and holds several other directorships. In 2004 Mashaba won the Free Market Foundation’s Free Market Award for his exceptional contribution to the cause of economic freedom in South Africa. Herman Mashaba recently won the much contested seat in the South African Local Government Elections in 2016 and became the Mayor of the City of Johannesburg.
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Malcolm Russell said: I read Herman Mashaba’s latest book “Capitalist Crusader” with deep dismay at the way South Africa has been sidetracked down a desperate road that has all but destroyed the economy. His research is impeccable, his conclusions persuasive and anyone with a care about the future for their families will find it, at the same time, offering a positive way forward. It’s not a crusader’s rant. It is a brave presentation of the facts and consequences of an utterly unsustainable socialist agenda that has led to South Africa now suffering one of the highest unemployment rates (+25%) in the world.. mainly among the young. Essential reading.
George Nicholson said: Great combination of personal stories, economic theory and data. Herman Mashaba was just elected a Mayor f Johannesburg so he can implement his ideas in practice. A must to read for everyone interested in South Africa, economics and political science.
Dr. M. Adam said: It is well known that Apartheid and neoliberal policies have created the problem of poverty. These problems will not be addressed by neoliberalism. They will be exacerbated by it.