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Empowerment through Economic Transformation is the third in a trilogy of volumes commissioned by the HSRC to study the transformation process in post-apartheid South Africa. It follows two studies published in 2000 entitled Infrastructure Mandates for Change and Empowerment through Service Delivery.

This volume opens with an examination of some of the theoretical issues around the concepts of transformation and empowerment, supplemented by 15 case studies that look at the prospects for empowerment through the transformation of the South African economy. These studies focus on such topics as public-private partnerships, spatial development corridors, labour market, small business and poverty-alleviation strategies, and infrastructure development in such areas as water management.

The collection reaches two main conclusions. One, that the radical proposals contained in the original Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) have been undermined by the switch to the Growth, Employment and Redistribution Strategy (GEAR) and two, that the goals of empowerment and transformation in South Africa are further undermined by such legacies of the apartheid past as limited technical and human skills compounded by the negative consequences of the globalisation process.

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Format : 150mm x 210mm
Pages : 490
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1972-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1972-4
Publish Year : 2001
List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Maps
List of Contributors
Preface and Acknowledgement
Acronyms

1 Empowerment and Transformation in South Africa
Meshack M. Khosa

2 South Africa and Globalisation
Oumar Bouare

3 Globalisation, Economic Crisis and South African Vulnerabilities
Patrick Bond

4 Post-Apartheid South Africa: An Overview of International Economic Relations (1994-1999)
Logan Rangasamy

5 Interest Group Participation and Democratisation: The Role of the National Economic Development and Labour Council
Gregory F. Houston

6 Towards an Institutional Framework for Managing Agricultural Export Trade Promotion
Meshack M. Khosa

7 First Employment Experiences of Graduates
Percy Moleke

8 Poverty Alleviation, Employment Creation and Sustainable Livelihoods in South Africa
Asghar Adelzadeh, Cynthia Alvillar and Charles Mather

9 Tracking South Africas Spatial Development Initiatives
Christian M. Rogerson

10 Towards a Framework for Rural SMME Development in South Africa
Christian M. Rogerson

11 The Politics of Water Management: The Case of the Orange River Development Project
Tony Emmett and Gerard Hagg

12 Drought and Floods in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Patrick Bond and Greg Ruiters

13 Public Appraisal of Social and Economic Infrastructure Delivery
Meshack M. Khosa

14 Public-Private Partnerships, Public Infrastructure Investment and Prospects for Economic Growth in South Africa
Tjiamogale Eric Manchidi and Andrew Merrifield

15 Rethinking Gender, Empowerment and Development
Miranda Miles

16 The Empowerment Challenge: Not Yet Uhuru?
Meshack M. Khosa

Index
Meshack M Khose was at the time of this publication a member of the Democracy and Governance Research group of the Human Sciences Research Council.
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