1st Edition

Post-Apartheid Southern Africa Economic Challenges and Policies for the Future

Edited By Lennart Petersson Copyright 1998

    This volume brings together some of the best-known and highly-regarded academics in the field to present a timely and comprehensive review of the prospects for economic integration and development in Southern Africa, and to analyse alternative strategies and policies for the future. It presents in-depth country-specific studies of Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique and Tanzania, and has wide appeal to both policy makers and academics.

    1 Introduction PART I South African transition 2 The post-apartheid economy, and after? 3 Changing patterns of inequality in the South African labour market 4 South African trade and industrial policy in a regional context PART II Regional studies 5 Trade integration and economic development: some Southern African issues 6 Regional integration and cereal trade 7 The dynamic role of micro and small enterprises in Southern Africa 8 Is Southern Africa ready for regional monetary integration? 9 Structural adjustment and tradables: a comparative study of Zambia and Zimbabwe 10 Labour market policies and outcomes in post-independence Zimbabwe: lessons for South Africa PART III Country studies 11 The impact on Botswana’s economic prospects of the ending of apartheid 12 Localization and integration between unequal partners: policy implications for Lesotho 13 Trade liberalisation in Mauritius: efficiency gains and labour market effects 14 Mozambique: macroeconomic performance and critical development issues 15 Debt relief and structural adjustment in Tanzania


    Lennart Petersson

    ..(the book)..includes a wide-ranging critique of conventional analyses of the South African political economy, and offers a refreshing Marxian alternative, which will surely become highly influential.(...)Fine and Rustomjee conclude their ingenious essay with a penetrating (but unfortunately brief) analysis of the policies necessary to satisfy the basic needs of the majority. In sum, this is an outstanding contribution that should be read widely and attentively. - Alfredo Saad Filho, South Bank University Business School, Development and Change