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Tafelberg Book Chat: The Rise and Rule of the Shoprite King



Whitey: The Rise and Rule of the Shoprite King by Niel Joubert, published by Tafelberg, was launched at Exclusive Books V&A. Neil was in conversation with Whitey Basson. This is a recording of that discussion. Order your copy of Whitey: The Rise and Rule of the Shoprite King (also available in Afrikaans as Whitey: Sakereus van Shoprite) from your nearest bookshop or online. Visit our website for more details: https://www.nb.co.za/en/view-book/?id=9780624087892 https://www.nb.co.za/en/view-book/?id=9780624089186 About this book: James Wellwood Basson, known as ‘Whitey’, is a South African business legend. In 1979, he bought eight small shops in and around Cape Town. Over the years, Whitey quietly built his Shoprite group, acquiring Grand Bazaars and the struggling Checkers. In a famous takeover deal, he bought OK Bazaars from SA Breweries for a single Rand. It became profitable within a year, and Whitey was widely hailed as a business genius. In this authorised biography, access to the Bassons’ archives