First published in 1999, the essays collected in the present volume derive from an interest in South Africa and its economy which goes back to the early 1970s and were written between 1994 and 1999. The intention is to follow how the debate on the South African economy has evolved since the fall of the apartheid regime. Issues discussed include the South African economy after apartheid and whether the new South African economy is ultimately experienced growth or stagnation.
Table of Contents
1. Political Success and Economic Distress: South Africa at the Threshold of the Twenty-First Century. 2. The South African Economy After Apartheid. 3. The Economy of Transition: South Africa at the Turn of the Century. 4. The Post-Apartheid Economy, and After? 5. The South African Economy in 1996: From Reconstruction and Development to Growth, Employment and Redistribution. 6. The New South Africa: Growth or Stagnation?