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Herman Mashaba is a South African entrepreneur, politician and Mayor of Johannesburg. He is the founder of the hair products company Black Like Me. He is famous in South Africa for his life story: one of growing up and struggling against poverty and the Apartheid government to open his own hair business, which became the biggest hair brand in South Africa, making him a millionaire. He publicly backed Mmusi Maimane in the Democratic Alliance leadership race. He also wrote the book Black Like You which is his autobiography. Philosophically, he is a libertarian and "capitalist crusader" whose highest value is "individual freedom."
On August 22, 2016, Mashaba was voted in as Mayor of Johannesburg by the first sitting of council.