Book Extract | Khawundenz’umntu: Make me human

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TITLE:THE ECONOMY ON YOUR DOORS TEPAUTHOR:AYABONGA CAWE PUBLISHER:TRACEY MCDONALD PUBLISHER SAVAILABLE AT ALL GOOD BOOK STORES AND ONLINE RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE:R265
TITLE:THE ECONOMY ON YOUR DOORS TEPAUTHOR:AYABONGA CAWE PUBLISHER:TRACEY MCDONALD PUBLISHER SAVAILABLE AT ALL GOOD BOOK STORES AND ONLINE RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE:R265

BOOK EXTRACT

While the apartheid social control measures to suppress African reservation wages are no longer in existence, their hangover and contemporary deindustrialisation continue to reinforce the material tension that arises from the colonial economy. The tension of access, of value addition, and of distribution and equity.

Citizenship, worth and value are equated with material accumulation and consumption – both productive and unproductive. Our social notions of worth are framed by the reality of what we have, rather than the intangible gift of what we are.

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