South Africa’s democratic era presidents, Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Kgalema Motlanthe, Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa.
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Mandela, the first president of a democratic South Africa, made big strategic choices – not necessarily the right ones, but certainly ones that were befitting of the times.
Land ownership in South Africa remains skewed towards white farmers.
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Land reform had not been held back by the constitution but by capacity constraints and a lack of political will.
Rob Davies, former South African trade and industry minister.
Rob Davies is critical of economic policy, starting with the Mandela administration. He reserves particular criticism for its macroeconomic policy framework introduced in 1996.
The post-apartheid system of participatory democracy is generally considered to have failed.
The challenge for the deepening of South Africa’s democracy is that the very existence of vanguardism prevents the realisation of empowered citizens.
Persistent rampant povery has been blamed on the compromises made by the African National Congress during negotiations to end apartheid.
Book sheds new light on the evolution of the economic policy of the African National Congress, South Africa’s governing party.
Harold Wolpe showed how poor rural areas subsidised low wages of migrant workers’ wages.
During the apartheid period in South Africa – 1948 to 1994 – a lively intellectual culture of opposition emerged on some of the country’s university campuses and within the broader anti-apartheid movement…
Typical mass housing units in South Africa.
Durban one of South Africa’s third largest cities, by population has reported that the number of people living in informal dwellings has remained stubbornly high.