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Editing a business magazine in the new South Africa places you at the frontline of the country's painful transformation. It can sometimes get hot

By Peter Bruce   November 1998

This is probably the first article ever written for Prospect by a racist. That is apparently what I have become. I am a white male, and editor of an influential publication in South Africa; as a result, I am regularly lumped into that band of cut-throats who stand in the way of the African National Congress’s efforts to transform the country. It is difficult to know quite who regards me in this light. Could it be our normally laid-back finance minister, Trevor Manuel? He laid into the “media” (by which, until he is more specific, I take to include me)…

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