Review from ROAPE Volume 4 Number 8
Lonrho: Portrait of a Multinational

Lonrho: Portrait of a Multinational by S Cronje, M M Ling and G Cronje; Lonrho Ltd, Investigation under Section 165(6) of the Companies' Act, 1948 by HMSO
Vol.4 No.8 (Spring 1977), pp130-133
Few readers will be ready to spare the money (£ 13.20) or the time to work their own way through the fat tome that the British Government inspectors produced from their lengthy inquiry which followed the board room row in Lonrho in 1973. For what it reveals about the specific operations of a company that in 1975-76 obtained 88% of its profits from Africa, it would be hardly worth it. In that respect the Cronje-Ling book is handier, offering an historical account of the firm's origins and continuing interests in Rhodesia, and of its various ventures and adventures in many different parts of the continent.