n Africa Insight - The role of African intellectuals of South Africa in the struggle for South African economic liberation or independence : the view of the Zimbabwean state, capital and civil society

Volume 41, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2804


In this study, post-apartheid South Africa as a product of the incomplete process of the liberation struggle which trails many other African countries in terms of economic liberation and socioeconomic achievements, is the starting point. South Africa is still defined by the white factor, particularly on the economic front, and the intersection of finance capital, politics and power has not been resolved. Advanced capitalist countries have invested heavily in the country to preserve their strategic interests, but it is African intellectuals who should ensure self-liberation and -development, and this should inform the struggle for economic liberation. African intellectuals should reduce and end the political, economic and ideological capacity deprivation of the masses, allowing them to liberate themselves and not depend on individuals.

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