South African Capitalist Classes: From Mining to Agriculture

  • Simone Claar
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


The central focus of this chapter is the South African capitalist classes. They are analysed according to their structural position in South African capitalism, as well as relative to other classes and fractions. It is shown that capitalist fractions like mining capital and all other capital related to the minerals-energy complex are dominant in the South African economy. Besides mining capital, the chapter analyses manufacturing, financial and agricultural capital. It discusses their clashes of capital interests, for example, between the business associations Business Unity South Africa and the Black Business Council.


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List of Interviews

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  • Simone Claar
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  1. 1.University of KasselKasselGermany

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