South Africans are buying books that focus on starting their own businesses, as the country struggles with one of the highest unemployment rates in the world.
According to latest Stats SA Quarterly Labor Force Survey, South Africa ended 2019 with an unemployment rate of 27.1%.
Compared to a year ago, employment and unemployment increased by 2.2% (358,000) and 4.4% (259,000) respectively, while the number of inactive people decreased by 0, 1% (9,000).
However, new book sales statistics provided by Takealot show that South Africans are clearly trying to rise up and create their own means of wealth – whether to fight unemployment or simply to evade a controlling boss. .
Popular topics include money management and “Building Your First Million Rand”, with local and international authors making the bestseller list.
- Robert Kiyosaki;
- Warren Ingram;
- Marnus Broodryk;
- Jason Lee;
- Dale Carnegie;
- Sam Beckbessinger.
âThe majority of book sales are currently linked to international authors,â Takealot said.
“However, with the number of local authors on the rise, that image will soon change as South African readers seek local solutions to uniquely South African situations.”
Below, he describes 10 of the most popular business and finance books on his website right now.
Manage your money like a fuckin ‘big – by Sam Beckbessinger
Rich daddy, poor daddy – by Robert Kiyosaki
How to win friends and influence people – by Dale Carnegie
Become your own financial advisor – by Warren Ingram
90 rules for entrepreneurs – by Marnus Broodryk
Make Money With Property In South Africa – by Jason Lee
How to earn your first million – by Warren Ingram
Who moved my cheese? – by Spencer Johnson
You have to think to get rich – by Napoleon Hill
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – by Stephen Covey
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