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The emergent so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” is regarded by some as a panacea for bringing about development to Africans. This book dismisses this flawed reasoning. Surfacing how “investors” are actually looting and plundering Africa; how the industrial internet of things, the gig economies, digital economies and cryptocurrencies breach African political and economic sovereignty, the book pioneers what can be called anticipatory economics – which anticipate the future of economies. It is argued that the future of Africans does not necessarily require degrowth, postgrowth, postdevelopment, postcapitalism or sharing/solidarity economies: it requires attention to age-old questions about African ownership and control of their resources. Investors have to invest in ensuring that Africans own and control their resources. Further, it is pointed out that the historical imperial structural creation of forced labour is increasingly morphing into what we call the structural creation of forced leisure which is no less lethal for Africans. Because both the structural creation of forced labour and the structural creation of forced leisure are undergirded by transnational neo-imperial plunder, theft, robbery, looting and dispossession of Africans, this book goes beyond the simplistic arguments that Euro-America developed due to the industrial revolutions.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. iii-xiv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xx
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  1. Explosive Economic Minefields in Invisible Neo-Imperial Force-fields: An Introduction to Decolonising Economies in Africa
  2. Artwell Nhemachena, Tapiwa V. Warikandwa, Nkosinothando Mpofu & Howard Chitimira
  3. pp. 1-50
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  1. Anticipating African Economic Futures – Or Is It Time to Look in the Rear View Mirrors? Land Restitution, Unemployment and the Figure of the Posthuman
  2. Artwell Nhemachena
  3. pp. 51-96
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  1. Re-Africanisation of Economies through Ubuntu? Business and Kinship Obligations in Urban South Africa
  2. Phefumula Nyoni and Sibonokuhle Ndlovu
  3. pp. 97-112
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  1. The Land as Economy and Economy as Land: Towards a Reappraisal of the Political Economy of Land Repossession in Contemporary South Africa
  2. Gift Mupambwa and Mzingaye Brilliant Xaba
  3. pp. 113-136
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  1. Displacements in Colonial Zimbabwe: Contestations, Meanings, Consequences and Some Lessons
  2. Oliver Mtapuri and Everisto Benyera
  3. pp. 137-158
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  1. Agriculture and Africa’s Development Agenda
  2. Peter Mukarumbwa, Simbarashe Tatsvarei and Clifton Makate
  3. pp. 159-191
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  1. Growth Orientated African-centred Agriculture, Cooperatives and Policy Reforms: Towards Poverty Alleviation and Food Security
  2. Ndou Moffat, Luvhengo Usapfa and Lekunze Joseph Nembo
  3. pp. 192-215
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  1. Oil Discovery and Large Scale Land Acquisitions in Uganda: An Examination of the Implications for Livelihoods in Selected Oil Village Communities
  2. Julius Niringiyimana, William Muhumuza and Murindwa Rutanga
  3. pp. 216-263
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  1. Dispossessed and Marginalised Majorities: The Crises of (Neo-)colonial Theft and Economic Exclusion in Africa South of the Sahara
  2. Shadreck Warikandwa
  3. pp. 264-291
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  1. “Investors” or Looters? A Critical Examination of Mining and Development in Africa
  2. Gift Mupambwa and Mzingaye Brilliant Xaba
  3. pp. 292-313
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  1. Chinese Companies and their “Investments” in Africa: A Critique of the Viability of China’s Corporate Social Responsibility Approach in Zimbabwe’s Mining Sector
  2. Tembo Moment
  3. pp. 314-325
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  1. Multinational Pharmaceutical Companies (MPCs) and Mal-Drug Administration: Any Role for State Government in the Era of Globalisation in Africa?
  2. Lere Amusan
  3. pp. 326-341
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  1. Reasserting the Rightful Place of African Languages in Sustainable Development
  2. Anneli Nghikembua, Hatikanganwi Mapudzi and Nkosinothando Mpofu
  3. pp. 342-372
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  1. Towards the Establishment of Robust Financial Market Laws? An appraisal of the Decolonisation of “Investments” in Zimbabwe
  2. Howard Chitimira
  3. pp. 373-394
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  1. Decolonising Investment Regimes for Development Purposes in Contemporary Africa
  2. Talkmore Chidede
  3. pp. 395-410
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  1. Mukapuli and Another v Swabou Investments (Pty) Ltd SA 49/2011 2017 NASC (23 Jun 2017): The Namibian Experience on Assumed Consumer Sovereignty in Credit Contracts
  2. Ndatega Victoria Asheela
  3. pp. 411-420
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  1. International Trade Agreements and the Trade-Labour Linkage Debate: A Southern African Perspective – Part 1
  2. Tapiwa V. Warikandwa
  3. pp. 421-462
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  1. Promoting Economic Transformation and Empowerment and “Investment Security” in Namibia: An Appraisal of the National Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework Bill
  2. Tapiwa V. Warikandwa and Ndatega V. Asheela
  3. pp. 463-510
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  1. International Trade Agreements and the Trade-Labour Linkage Debate: A Southern African Perspective – Part 2
  2. Tapiwa V. Warikandwa
  3. pp. 511-546
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  1. The Ethic of Ubuntu and Recent Development in the South African Banking Law
  2. Sipho Nkosi
  3. pp. 547-568
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  1. Decolonisation and the Constitutional Right to Fair Labour Practices: A Contemporary South African Perspective
  2. Tapiwa V. Warikandwa, Artwell Nhemachena, Nkosinothando Mpofu and Howard Chitimira
  3. pp. 569-632
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  1. Back cover
  2. p. 633
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789956550203
Related ISBN
9789956550302
MARC Record
OCLC
1101045790
Pages
654
Launched on MUSE
2019-05-13
Language
English
Open Access
No
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