The Future of (African) Capitalism
Chamber of Beautiful Business, Cape Town
Friday, April 26, 2019
Co-hosted by Ulrich Meyer-Höllings.
In collaboration with University of Stellenbosch Business School and the Institute of Futures Research.
“I feel the other, I dance the other, therefore I am” – Leopold Senghor
Between freedom and slavery, inequality and activism, European history and African heritage, we find ourselves in a space of contrast and contradictions. In the spirit of the local ethos of ‘Ubuntu’ (I am, because you are), which enforces an inclusive growth mindset following the principle of ‘a herd moves at the speed of the slowest animal’, any of the current forms of capitalism couldn’t be more ‘unafrican’.
For many years, South Africa has been driving forward its socio-economic development by capitalist thinking while staying true to its roots of a more inclusive approach. Seizing the global appetite for alternative economies, where could possible future(s) of capitalism lie?