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Season of Hope. Economic Reform under Mandela and Mbeki

> University of KwaZulu-Natal Press/IDRC 2005, 304 pp., available in PDF (...)

Notes from the publisher: “When the African National Congress won the first democratic elections in 1994, South Africa was one of the most unequal societies in the world. How could an organization with no previous experience of governing and little history of economic policy development accomplish both a peaceful transition to democracy and set South Africa on a path toward sustained economic growth and development?
“This book is an insider’s account of the way in which the ANC government addressed the enormous economic task it faced upon taking office and spans the presidency of Nelson Mandela and the first term of President Thabo Mbeki. The book analyzes the economic legacy of apartheid and the evolution of the ANC’s economic policy. It examines the pressing imperatives of globalization and trade and industrial policy, the labour market, black economic empowerment, the “two economies,” and measures to address poverty and inequality amongst South Africans. Season of Hope is an invaluable contribution to the literature of economies in transition. “  read

date of on-line publication : 19 December 2005

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Transnational Institute (TNI)

Trouble in the Air: Global Warming and the Privatised Atmosphere

> TNI/Centre for Civil Society (Durban), November 2005 (...)

A critical analysis of carbon trading, this publication explores the impacts of the carbon market in South Africa. By connecting energy privatisation with issues around the enclosure of the atmosphere, this collection of essays hopes to give a good grounding in the justice implications of the new carbon market. Authors range from activists to journalists to researchers.


date of on-line publication : 1 December 2005

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