n Journal for Contemporary History - Economic empowerment and performance : strategies towards indigenisation / black economic empowerment and the performance of such enterprises in Nigeria and South Africa, since the early 1970s to 2002

Volume 29, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



In the course of the drive towards decolonisation, African leaders often emphasised the need for political and economic independence from colonial control. Austen even disregards decolonisation as a turning point in the history of Africa or "an event creating a new economic situation but rather treats it "as a chronological marker for long-term change in the relationship between African Economies and the international system".

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