Journalist Pieter du Toit goes behind the scenes at Stellenbosch, one of the wealthiest towns in South Africa, the cradle of Afrikanerdom and birthplace of intellectuals, newspaper empires and apartheid leaders, in order to examine this ‘club’ of billionaires. Who are they and, crucially, how are they connected? What network of boardroom membership, alliances and family connections exists? Who are the ‘old guard’ and who are the ‘inkommers’? Du Toit’s book, The Stellenbosch Mafia, is the first attempt to investigate not only if this group actually exists, but also to determine whether the town has an excessive influence on South African business and society.

Recommended Reading

Du Toit, P. 2019. The Stellenbosch Mafia: Inside the Billionaires Club. Jonathan Ball.



Date: Saturday 11 January
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