Patriotic Burgeoise

“This unprecedented act of good will in South Africa gives expression to our view of the patriotic bourgeoisie whose outlook reflects a deep understanding of development challenges and limitations facing South Africa and its people.”

That’s the African National Congress (ANC) writing about Patrice Motsepe’s – the richest black man in South Africa – pledge to give half his income to charity.

John Campbell writes more about Motsepe’s pledge and the term “patriotic bourgeoisie”



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