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South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy
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Carilee Osborne Feb 20
A major problem with our post-apartheid economy has been the low rates of fixed investment in productive industries. For an explanation of this and history of why we got where we are see in on the website
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IFAA Cape Town Jan 28
The latest is now available online it features: a number of great articles on Land Reform, Minimum Wage, Economics at South African universities and Gender Based violence. access it here:
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IFAA Cape Town Jan 16
Read Pallo Jordan's analysis on the Land Question in South Africa from the latest "Every liberation movement in this country privileged “the Land Question” as central to the struggle for freedom and democracy."
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New Agenda Dec 5
"Decolonisation has been a recurring theme in narratives on Africa’s social, economic, political and cultural development. In South Africa, the debate on decolonisation reached fever pitch in 2016 with the Fees Must Fall Movement on university campuses."
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New Agenda Nov 10
"Land reform has been dominated by state institutions and recent shifts in policy have done nothing more than continue the top-down, technocratic tendency of the past, with predictable emphasis on conventional models of land use"
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New Agenda Nov 8
"Presenting one particular ideological position as unequivocally true and assuming that any deviation from it is tantamount to flirting with the policies that necessarily lead to economic collapse (such as. Zimbabwe), is to engage in bad faith."
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New Agenda Nov 8
“Economic fundamentals” have always been, and remain, up for debate. They are not, as presented by some of our country’s commentariat, uncontroversial laws of nature."
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New Agenda Nov 8
"Multi-dimensional, political, militarist, coercive, ideological, [with] racial characteristics and false ideologies by the dozen. That is what colonialism is"
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New Agenda Nov 6
"Why is it that Anglo American went to register overseas? Why have so many of our companies registered in London? Why do they do that? That’s colonial. They went home to mother, to put their money in a safe place in mother’s bank. That’s colonialism."
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New Agenda Nov 6
"Since its introduction, the laudable aim of land redistribution has been subordinated to market-led land redistribution in which the state regulates, assists and facilitates market transactions and post-settlement support on redistributed farms."
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New Agenda Nov 4
Our staff in today's : "We need to go beyond needless framing of the “populists” against the “sensible”. An economic crisis as profound as ours demands that the so-called “economic fundamentals” are called into question."
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New Agenda Oct 30
"Most of the ET group...tossed their main weapon – critique – into the sea and sought their political rehabilitation by quickly becoming consultants to the ANC, and then by providing academic rationalisation for the new neoliberal economic philosophy "
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New Agenda Oct 28
"Co-operatives have a clear potential to significantly change the performance of the South African economy in the key areas of employment and poverty alleviation."
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New Agenda Oct 27
"This requires a new and realistic set of bargains between large established corporates, emerging black business, labour and the state to restore the conditions for patterns of accumulation that prioritise productive and jobs-rich investment."
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New Agenda Oct 25
"So that is colonisation: multi-dimensional, political, militarist, coercive, ideological, racial characteristics and false ideologies by the dozen. That is what colonialism is, and when we talk about decolonisation we have to address all those factors"
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New Agenda Oct 24
"Without a new vision of where we are going, without a trust-based model of economic governance, and the necessary coherence, co-ordinating capacity and accountability, the new consensus that is being proposed will be stillborn" Mcebisi Jonas in NA 70
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New Agenda Oct 23
"The creation of a strong, broad base of hundreds of thousands of small but not too small black commercial farmers can provide a political base that endures for decades. Another exercise in elite transfer, or a symbolically rich shambles, will not"
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New Agenda Oct 22
Seen Tito 's comments on the public sector wage bill? In NA 70, Vishnu Padayachee had important things to say about this arguing, "the focus of analysis should be on the distribution of wage costs across the hierarchy of the civil service"
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New Agenda Oct 22
In our latest issue, Nonzuzo Mbokazi shared research from her MA thesis which analysed land redistribution policy and implementation in the Eastern Cape. This article was also presented at a forum
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New Agenda Oct 19
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