Crafting a Decolonial Economic Order for Re-Afrikanisation in the Context of South Africa

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25159/0304-615X/4959

Keywords:

capitalism, decoloniality, economic order, missionaries, re-Afrikanisation

Abstract

Colonialism was anchored on the economic principles of capitalism. The driving force behind the colonial expansion of Europe was the quest for economic advantage and advancement. The destruction of the ancient African social order in South Africa, through the agency of the military and missionaries, provided economic benefits for the settler, as well as colonial powers in Europe, while stripping away Africans of their birth-right. Capitalism was the economic order that undergirded colonialism. This article poses the questions Can decolonisation be achieved within a capitalist economic order? What can decolonial Afrikan knowledge teach us about the kind of economic order that is necessary for an effective re-Afrikanisation of contemporary Afrika?


Author Biography

Siyabulela Tonono, Mission Unit, Methodist Church of Southern Africa

Justice and Service Field Officer

Mission Unit,

Methodist Church of Southern Africa

Published

2019-02-28

How to Cite

Tonono, Siyabulela. 2019. “Crafting a Decolonial Economic Order for Re-Afrikanisation in the Context of South Africa”. Africanus: Journal of Development Studies 48 (1):14 pages. https://doi.org/10.25159/0304-615X/4959.

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Articles
Received 2018-10-23
Accepted 2018-12-10
Published 2019-02-28