Source: (2000) Race and Reconciliation in South Africa: A Multicultural Dialogue in Comparative Perspective. Ed. by William E. Van Vugt & G. Daan Cloete. Lanham: Lexington Books. 171-185.

This chapter sees an integral part of the reconciliation process in South Africa as economic empowerment of previously-disadvantaged inhabitants. The author ties the promotion of a South African economy rooted in environmental care (reaching back to early African respect for the earth( with a justice that respects human dignity and resists globalization as a subtle form of Western imperialism. In this way, South Africa will transcend the inequalities that characterized it politically and economically, enter the global market on its own two feet, and greatly advance the reconciliation process.