(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Are we there yet? Exploring empowerment at the microscale in the South African wine industry

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HERMAN A. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography and Environmental Science, Univ., Reading, ROYAUME-UNI


This article investigates microlevel engagements with the national strategy of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) in the South African wine industry. It explains that latent paternalism, entrenched interests, and a ‘dislocated blackness’ maintain a complex racial politics that shapes both power relations and the opportunities for transformation within the industry. Nonetheless, while B-BBEE may not, in reality, be broad-based its manifestations are contributing to challenging racist structures and normalising changing attitudes This paper concludes that, to be transformative, empowerment needs to be reembedded within South Africa as a multiscalar, multidimensional dialogue and, while recognising the continuation of structural constraints, positions the local as the critical scale at which to initiate broader social change


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no8 [pp. 1927-1945]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 2 tabl., 1 carte



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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