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Watch: Bonang Matheba explains subtle Cape Town segregation to Americans [video]

Matheba was on an American radio show recently and she shared her views on what Cape Town is like for black people.

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Media mogul and South Africa’s very own Queen B, otherwise known in many boardrooms around the world as Bonang Matheba, was on The Breakfast Club recently.

Bonang Matheba on The Breakfast Club: Things she covered

Bonang Matheba is currently in the United States and since she has developed a business relationship with Charlamagne Tha God — a popular celebrity from South Carolina — she managed to secure herself an interview on Power 105.1’s radio show, The Breakfast Club.

Trying her best to be humble, Queen B went through her CV with the show’ host, boasting nothing less than seven-figure projects that she is currently busy with.

She even teased something that we should expect from her around the Christmas period. It surely explained why she was in the New York building with an entire film crew.

Matheba breaks down subtle Cape Town segregation to Americans

In the midst of the conversation, where Bonang Matheba was explaining how beautiful and wondrous Cape Town is, she was asked about the city’s race dynamics.

In response, Bonang Matheba admitted that the system of segregation was still subtly active in Cape Town. She explained that, unlike in other metros, Cape Town still has a landscape that was built during apartheid, where black people were kept as far away from the city centre as possible.

“A lot of how Cape Town is set is still pre-1994, where all the black people were in settlements outside of the city and it’s still very much like that. Things that are available to white people and black people [are] very different. It’s not in your face but it’s there,” she explained.

She further elaborated on her claims by stating that Cape Town has a minute portion of what is known in marketing circles as black diamonds. This, she said, was the new emergence of middle-class and independent black people who owned property and businesses.

“Black diamonds, I find, are a little bit more successful in Johannesburg, you know, that’s where the economy of South Africa is,” she added.

She covered more topics like the state of entertainment in South Africa, levels of crime and how South African names are actually pronounced.

You can watch the full interview below.

Watch: Queen B gets candid with Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy