WATCH: Rupert, Steinhoff and Wiese - Unpacking 'The Stellenbosch Mafia' with Pieter du Toit

In his latest book, political journalist Pieter du Toit explores the roots of Stellenbosch, and closely examines its ‘club’ of billionaires.
In his latest book, political journalist Pieter du Toit explores the roots of Stellenbosch, and closely examines its ‘club’ of billionaires.
Jonathan Ball Publishers

In his latest book, Pieter du Toit - News24's Assistant Editor for in-depth news - explores the roots of Stellenbosch, and closely examines its "club" of billionaires.

Some of South Africa's wealthiest people - all men, all Afrikaans and all stinking rich - reside in Stellenbosch; Johann Rupert, Jannie Mouton, Markus Jooste and Christo Wiese are but a few. 

Julius Malema refers to them scathingly as "the Stellenbosch mafia", the very worst example of white monopoly capital.

But who are these mega-wealthy individuals, and what influence do they exert, not only on Stellenbosch, but more broadly, on South African society? 

Pieter du Toit breaks it down. Watch.

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