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Black Like You
Black Like You

Black Like You

An autobiography


256 Pages, 5.47 x 9.01

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $25.95 (US $25.95) (CA $35.00)

Publication Date: June 2017

ISBN 9781928257332

Rights: WOR

Bookstorm (Jun 2017)


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Herman Mashaba rose from humble beginnings to become one of South Africa’s wealthiest and best-known entrepreneurs, and the Executive Mayor of Johannesburg - Africa's largest and most important city. This is his story.His remarkable story begins in a small village in Gauteng, South Africa, where we meet the cocky youngster who refused to settle for a future that offered nothing. Forced to drop out of university, the determined young man fought to establish the first black-owned haircare company in South Africa. Mashaba struggled every day of his life – against the system of Apartheid, with its demeaning laws, and against his competitors to grab market share for his business. In the process, Mashaba learnt lessons that few business schools teach today.This is a story of survival, and of determination in adversity. It is also a love story between Herman and Connie, his wife of 35 years, who embarked on this journey together. Mashaba shows the importance of having a vision, daring to dream it, and then making it happen. This inspiring book will leave you with the question: “If he did it, why can’t I?”

Author Biography

Herman Mashaba is a Non-Executive Director of Black Like Me (Pty) Ltd which he co-founded in 1985 in South Africa. He is also Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, South Africa and Africa's largest and most important city. In 2004 Mashaba won the Free Market Foundation's Free Market Award for his exceptional contribution to the cause of economic freedom in South Africa.