The video gives a brief pointer on why this book was needed. Financial inclusion is pivotal in the achievement of several Sustainable Development Goals. The extant literature assumes the transmission mechanisms from finance to poverty.  The book discusses these mechanisms and contextualizes them to Africa.

The video will give potential readers a brief overview of the book, allowing them to have a short context and how the book contributes to the understanding of Financial inclusion. 

This book is important to the study of management in South Africa. As an academic discipline, management studies in the South African context are stooped in capitalist ideology and positivist tradition. The book tries to break free from this ‘mainstream’ discourse, and presents an alternative discourse on management studies, a discourse that is more critical of the ‘mainstream’ and which endeavors to present an alternative reality.

This video will not only introduce Critical Management Studies (CMS) as an alternative discourse, It will also introduce certain directions CMS is taking in South Africa, as well as certain contexts that CMS concerns itself within South Africa.  

The book was written for change leaders working in the local economic development sphere with local and global challenges and acknowledging that: lifelong learning underpins all of the Sustainable Development Goals; happiness and well-being should be objectives of development; the enhancement of cultural relations between cities is a path to a sustainable world and that universities, business organisations, and other stakeholders should partner to achieve new ways of learning, working collectively to create green, healthy learning cities, enhancing inclusion and equity, that will provide decent work. 

Viewers will be motivated to take action and become part of a change movement to implement lifelong learning projects that will improve the quality of lives of communities.