Review from ROAPE Volume 14 Number 40
Capitalism and Apartheid: SA, 1910-84 (Lipton)
This book provides a long overview (1910-1984) of the thorny relationship between capitalism and apartheid in SA. Its strength lies in the breadth of the issues raised and its inclusion of the most recent developments in apartheid policy. Lipton provides us with a useful outline of the intellectual debate around the relationship between capitalism and apartheid and identifies herself with a particular stance in this debate - i.e. the recent ‘eclectic liberalism’ , coupled with a stubborn clinging to the ‘importance of race and ethnicity in the SA case’ !