South Africa's growth, employment and redistribution strategy in the context of structural adjustment programmes in the South.

Lehloesa, Thembinkosi L (2000) South Africa's growth, employment and redistribution strategy in the context of structural adjustment programmes in the South. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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Abstract

This study is a contribution to the ongoing debate concerning the future of South Africa’s macro-economic policy known as the Growth, Employment and Redistribution (GEAR) strategy. The study attempts to draw parallels between the GEAR macro-economic policy framework and structural adjustment programmes in the South. By making use of this comparison, the study argues that the outcome of the GEAR will be no different from structural adjustment programmes in that it will fail to reduce poverty and cause government to meet the basic needs of the people. These conclusions are drawn from the fact that the GEAR policy is premised on the faith that the market is capable of redistributing income and wealth, and providing people with their basic needs.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Growth, Employment And Redistribution Programme (South Africa) Economic policy, Politics and government
Subjects:J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Political Studies and International Studies
ID Code:2271
Deposited By: Madireng Monyela
Deposited On:24 Nov 2011 12:52
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:22
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