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Title:The ideology and politics of african capitalists
Author:Sarakinsky, M.
Periodical:Africa Perspective
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:political attitudes
Abstract:This article examines how African capitalists in South Africa have defined their interests and political strategies. Through an analysis of the political discourse of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce (NAFCOC) it shows that African capitalists have defined their political strategies with a complexity that the conventional (internal colonialist) approach cannot adequately capture: NAFCOC has attempted to define a political strategy and discourse aimed at the State, white capital and all Africans. Firstly, it has campaigned for the removal of all restrictions on African entrepreneurs, yet simultaneously demanding the protection from white competition provided by certain apartheid measures, and secondly, an appeal is made to racial identity in an attempt to represent the interests of African entrepreneurs as the interests of all Africans. In a postscript information is given on NAFCOC's meeting with the ANC in July, 1987. Notes, ref.