Capital and the CongoAnthropology Faculty Publications
Document TypeBook Chapter
- supranational system,
- Congo economy,
- Societe General de Belgique,
- Tanganyika Concessions,
- Rhodesian Selection Trust,
- De Beers Consolidated Mines,
- Anglo-American Corporation of South Africa,
- British South Africa Company
AbstractDescribes ways in which the "Congo Economy" was completely embedded within the supranational system. Shows how the firm, Societe General de Belgique, "cam to control a much larger segment of Congo industry than their risk, in terms of actual capital investment, warranted" (p.368). In consequence, "this Belgian company is in a stronger position than its investment warrants in the supranational system of mining enterprises that involves such giants as Tanganyika Concessions, Rhodesian Selection Trust, De Beers Consolidated Mines, Anglo-American Corporation of South Africa, and the British South Africa company" (p. 368).
Citation InformationWolfe, Alvin W. "Capital and the Congo." Southern Africa in Transition." Eds. John A. Davis and James K. Baker. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1966. 362-377.