The Stellenbosch Mafia: Inside the Billionaire’s Club
About 50km outside of Cape Town lies the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, nestled against vineyards and blue mountains that stretch to the sky. Here reside some of South Africa’s wealthiest individuals: all male, all Afrikaans – and all stinking rich. Johann Rupert, Jannie Mouton, Markus Jooste and Christo Weise, to name a few.
Julius Malema refers to them scathingly as ‘The Stellenbofew.Julius ...more
Rupert and Jooste are the focus of the book - the other players seem to be included mainly for their opinions on the business models of these two. The former was available for interviews and it was interesting to read his reaction to his excoriation by ...more
I couldn't out the book down once I started reading, very interesting perspective on the country and impact of big business and the faces behind it. For me it's proof that you cannot really separate business and politics even though we try hard to create that narrative