South Africaʼs economic crisis /

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Imprint:Cape Town : D. Philip ; New Jersey : Zed Books, 1991.
Description:289 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subject:Economic history.
South Africa -- Economic conditions -- 1961-1991
South Africa -- Economic conditions -- 1991-
South Africa.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Gelb, Stephen
ISBN:0864861494 (pbk. : D. Philip)
185649022X (Zed Books)
1856490238 (pbk. : Zed Books)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-285) and index.
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This evaluation of the South African economy is the result of a four-year project initiated by the Congress of South African Trade Unions and conducted by South African academics. It is the first of a two-part work. Although the impetus for the project was the imposition of economic sanctions on South Africa by the US and the Commonwealth and European Economic Community countries, the study was expanded into a more general analysis of the economy and its future prospects. The editor stresses the importance of the trade union particiation in the project. Following an overview of the South African economic crisis which identifies problems as ^D["the manifestation of an accumulation crisis in South African capitalism dating back to 1974,^D]" chapters focus on specific aspects of the South African economy such as balance of payments, gold mining, manufacturing, agriculture, and labor markets. The analysis is intended to identify the problems and consider future policy alternatives. It is supported by available data and literature. Although the book must be considered biased, its perspective is clearly stated and useful to know. Notes; references. Accessible to advanced undergraduates.

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