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.— Herman Mashaba
Description on Amazon:
Herman Mashaba is a self-made entrepreneur who started his business Black Like Me in the dark days of Apartheid in South Africa.
Mashaba told the story of his journey from the poverty of Hammanskraal to the comfort of a successful business in his book Black Like You.
When Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s president in 1994, Mashaba thought his struggle for personal and economic freedom was over; the battle was won.
Twenty-one years later he questions that assumption as the Government erodes hard-won freedoms and tightens economic controls.
Mashaba is committed to freeing South Africans from poverty.
In this book Mashaba outlines his crusade 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 and poverty.
Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.
I want business to be free and South Africans to take responsibility for the future of this country.— Herman Mashaba
We need a free market and we need to protect the rule of law.— Herman Mashaba
Government is not supportive of business.— Herman Mashaba
Communism has failed dismally.— Herman Mashaba
Our government’s economic policies confuse me. There is no focus. Is the NDP government policy? I don’t think the government knows!— Herman Mashaba
Our labour laws are draconian.— Herman Mashaba
Talk about Jan van Riebeeck frustrates me! When are we going to focus on the future?— Herman Mashaba
Our economy should be growing at 5%.— Herman Mashaba
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