Annual Forum Papers

TIPS/DPRU Forum 2003: the challenge of Growth and Poverty – The South African Economy Since Democracy (40)

  • Year 2003
  • Publication Author(s) Esther Netshivhongweni
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
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  • Year 2003
  • Publication Author(s) Martin Grandes; Nicolas Pinaud; Marcel Peter
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In this paper we aim at identifying the determinants of South African currency premia in order to assess the scope of South African economic policies to narrow the spread on local-currency denominated debt. South Africa is one among very few emerging economies able to borrow long-term abroad in its own…
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  • Year 2003
  • Publication Author(s) Seeraj Mohammed
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
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  • Year 2003
  • Publication Author(s) Thandinkosi Ndlela and Peter Nkala
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Since the attainment of independence in 1994 the new government in South Africa has adopted two outward looking development-oriented economic reform programmes, that is, the Reconstruction and Development Programme, (RDP) in 1994 and the Growth Employment and Redistribution (GEAR) strategies in 1996. RDP clearly outlined the broad framework of the…
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  • Year 2003
  • Publication Author(s) Miriam Altman
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
From a policy perspective, employment depends on both economic growth and the labour absorption capacity of the economy. Policy must target both of these. Higher growth rates can be achieved through productivity improvements (technology, industry restructuring, improved know-how, etc.) and/or growth in domestic or foreign market demand. Higher growth rates…
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  • Year 2003
  • Publication Author(s) Miriam Altman; Marina Meyer
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
High and growing rates of unemployment have been a source of great frustration to policy-makers. Although exports have been buoyant and the 1990s has been the first decade of sustained growth, unemployment has been rising by 2 percentage points each year. If the expanded definition is used, the rate of…
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  • Year 2003
  • Publication Author(s) Stan Dieden
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In this exploratory analysis of household survey data, households' main income sources are used indicators of integration into the South African core economy. Notwithstanding the country's high urbanization rates, the picture of household income generation which emerges is one that disputes common perceptions of the multitude of means by which…

  • Year 2003
  • Organisation University of the Witwatersrand
  • Publication Author(s) Simon Roberts
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Competition policy is part of the new international orthodoxy in economic policy and, at the same time, was viewed in South Africa as a crucial element of economic transformation. This article reviews the role of competition policy in economic development and the experiences of developing countries such as Brazil and…

  • Year 2003
  • Organisation Cornell University
  • Publication Author(s) Peter Glick; David E. Sahn
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
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