South African economy and policy, 1990-2000: An economy in transition

South African economy and policy, 1990-2000: An economy in transition

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Overview

The 1990s were the decade of transition from white rule to black rule in South Africa. In the political sphere the transition was dramatic. In the economic sphere less so, yet the effects were and are likely to be far more far reaching. It is the economic impacts which are likely to determine the future of the country.

With the exception of the diamond-rich Botswana, all the countries of Africa which underwent the transition from white to black rule experienced economic decline. Is this to be the fate of South Africa? How was and is South Africa’s historical role as the world’s leading gold producer affected by the transition? Why did some economic policies succeed and others fail? This book, by leading authorities in the field, attempts to answer these and other related questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719081507
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stuart Jones is Professor, School of Economic and Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Robert W. Vivian is Professor of Finance and Insurance, School of Economic and Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Table of Contents

List of figures viii

List of tables x

List of contributors xvi

Acknowledgements xx

Introduction Stuart Jones 1

Part I Overview of the period

1 Overview of the South African economy and policy in the 1990s Philip Mohr 15

2 Demographic change Charles Simkins 27

Part II Economy

3 Agriculture Nick Vink 49

4 Mining Stuart Jones 72

5 Manufacturing: facing up to trade liberalisation Colin McCarthy 102

6 The automotive industry: seeking a new road Anthony Black 125

7 The Chemical industry Grietjie Verhoef 143

8 Electricity supply Anton Eberhard 159

9 The freight transport sector: a stumbling giant Trevor Jones 177

10 The banking sector Stuart Jones 197

11 The retirement funding and insurance industries Robert W. Vivian 223

12 The Johannesburg Stock Exchange and capital markets Stuart Jones 257

13 The information technology sector: riding the roller coaster Stuart Jones 267

14 The retail sector: steady as she goes Stuart Jones 290

15 The tourism industry Gillian Saunders 309

16 The public sector: state incapacity in the 1990s-a critical evaluation of government performance Elsabé Loots 341

17 External trade Stuart Jones 357

18 The balance of payments Philip Mohr 383

Part III Policy

19 Fiscal policy Estian Calitz Krige Siebrits 407

20 Monetary policy Roger Gidlow 421

21 Trade policy Stuart Jones 434

22 Agricultural and land policy Nick Vink Ruth Hall 447

23 Mineral and energy policy Stuart Jones 468

24 Environmental policy Anthony B. Lumby 477

25 Black economic empowerment Philip Black Rachel Jafta Rulof Burger 494

26 Competition policy Stuart Jones 514

27 Labour policy Frans Barker 528

28 Role of social dialogue in policy making in South Africa Raymond Parsons 549

Part IV Conclusion

29 Conclusion Stuart Jones 565

Subject index 569

People index 579

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