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Title: The Experience of Economic redistribution: The growth, employment and redistribution strategy in South Africa
Authors: Clarence Tshitereke
Molefi Asante
Keywords: Local Development
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Description: The analysis presented in this book seeks to assess the degree to which the correlation between GEAR and job losses is necessarily true. This is accomplished through a case study on labor trends in the Chamber of Mines affiliated gold mines. For a more nuanced understanding, it presents a historical analysis of the evolution of South Africa’s “cheap labor” system and the challenges and constraints that faced the gold mining industry within the context of South Africa’s transition. Overall, it demonstrates how the legacy of “cheap labor” has come to undermine South Africa’s reconstruction project. Essentially, this study is an evaluation of GEAR in terms of the need for optimal equilibrium between financial and macroeconomic stability against the need for social justice, amongst others, employment and economic redistribution. The analysis also challenges some of the hypotheses on the discourse of South Africa’s transition. It focuses on the political establishment in the post GEAR period, the alliance between the African National Congress, the South African Communist Party and the Congress of South African Trade Unions.
ISBN: 0‑415‑98014‑3
Appears in Collections:Regional and Local Development Studies

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