South African economic and political expansion into the African continent has been a controversial
feature of the post-apartheid era. Now human geographer Richard Schroeder has taken up the matter
in an ethnographic study based in Tanzania, a preferred destination for South African business. The
country presents a particularly interesting example of the post-apartheid social, cultural and political
dynamics of "South Africa in Africa" since Tanzania had been one of the apartheid regime's
staunchest enemies. Schroeder starts off with observations of white South African expatriates he
met in Tanzania; the book's core theme, however, is the country's and the wider African region's
dilemma in an era that saw both the rise of neoliberalism and the fall of apartheid.