This digital archive shares the story of the role business played in South Africa’s transition to democracy.

It reveals the courageous acts of individuals, the complex ways in which business engages with politics, and asks piercing questions about the role of business during periods of crises and transition. It captures an important historical moment in South Africa’s history, and has lessons to teach us that are relevant again and again, including in relation to our current
Covid-19 pandemic.

Our aim is to explore the role played by business
in South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy.