Phumlani is currently working on his first book – a book that will delve into the economic history of black South Africans before 1994. Much has been written about South Africa’s pre-1994 era – but none of the people who have written on this subject lived most of their lives after apartheid. A fresh, millennial perspective on South Africa’s history, written by someone who has no recollection of apartheid, would do the people of South Africa a great service.
Politics and vested interests are distorting the history of South Africa. Most of the people who have written about South Africa’s history have tended to be left-wing leaning – only one narrative is widely known. More of a different perspective is needed.
The purpose of this book, to be published by September 2021, is to assess whether the current government policies are necessary, or contributing to South Africa’s progress. It will also be a guide for South Africa’s future – which – to many – doesn’t look good.