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Between 2003 and 2008, the HSRC published its annual flagship publication, State of the Nation. Since the launch of the first edition, the series has captured the attention of public intellectuals, scholars, policymakers and the media in South Africa and abroad. Internationally, the series has been acclaimed as one of the most in-depth and important independent analyses of the national agenda through the lens of the South African political, economic and social context, and has been selected by university departments across the world as prescribed or highly recommended reading. In view of its historically high demand and the need for vibrant national and continental debates, the HSRC will relaunch this authoritative publication in 2013.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
ISBN 10 : 978-07969-2422-3
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2422-3
Publish Year : 2013<br>Open Access available November 2013
Rights : World Rights

List of figures
List of tables
Foreword
Abbreviations and acronyms

General introduction
Jonathan Jansen, Francis Nyamnjoh, Udesh Pillay, Gerard Hagg

Part 1 Politics and the state
A review of the National Development plan: Introducing politics and the state in South Africa
Temba Masilela

1 Policy incoherence: A function of ideological contestations?
Mcebisi Ndletyana

2 The role of South African government policies in economic growth, inequality and poverty
Nicholas Ngepah and Sifiso Mhlaba

3 Local government and poverty reduction
Edgar Pieterse and Mirjam van Donk

4 The idea of security: A South African tale
Peter Vale

5 Traditional institutions of governance: Legitimate partners in governance or democracy compromised?
Gerard Hagg and Hendrick Kanyane

Part 2 The economy
The employment effect of economic growth: Introducing the South African economy
Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu

6 The challenge of employment creation in South Africa
Miriam Altman

7 The role of state-owned enterprises in industrial policy
Udesh Pillay

8 Delivering human settlements as an anti-poverty strategy: Spatial paradigms
Catherine Cross

9 A nation in search of jobs: Challenges in employment creation in the South African labour market and policy suggestions
Haroon Bhorat and Natasha Mayet

Part 3 Society
Freedom Day on SAfm: Introducing South African society
Francis Nyamnjoh

10 Media freedom, citizenship and social justice in South Africa
Herman Wasserman and Sean Jacobs

11 Urbanisation and migration: The governance of mobility and spatial inequalities
Loren Landau and Aurelia Sigatti with Iriann Freemantle

12 The ‘state’ of social cohesion: Re-stating the question of social cohesion
and ‘nationbuilding’
Vanessa Barolsky

13 Towards a social cohesion barometer for South Africa
Jar Struwig, Benjamin Roberts, Steven Gordon, Yul Derek David,
Moses Sefike Sithole, Gina Weir-Smith and Tholang Mokhele

14 Skilling for employment and employability: The success of learnerships and apprenticeships under the National Skills Development Strategy II
Glenda Kruss, Angelique Wildschut and Vijay Reddy

15 Ethnographies of poverty
Fiona Ross

Part 4 Health and the environment
Towards greater equality and equity: Introducing health and the environment
Dingie van Rensburg and Christo Heunis

16 HIV, AIDS and tuberculosis epidemics in South Africa: Overview and responses
Geoff Setswe and Khangelani Zuma

17 Is National Health Insurance the solution for South Africa’s inequitable healthcare system?
Olive Shisana

18 The Millennium Development Goals and healthcare reforms in South Africa: Progress and challenges
Laetitia Rispel and Jeanette Hunter

19 Climate change and health in South Africa
Coleen Vogel

Part 5 South Africa and the World
Global transitions: Introducing South Africa and the World
Simon Bekker

20 SA’s economic role in southern Africa: Evolving conditions of structural power
Scarlett Cornelissen

21 SA’s vulnerability to the world capitalist crisis: How it worsened and how it might be reversed
Patrick Bond

22 SA security interventions in Africa: Libya, Cte d’Ivoire and Zimbabwe
Martin R Rupiya

23 ‘Upstairs’ and ‘downstairs’ dimensions of China and the Chinese in South Africa
Yoon Jung Park and Chris Alden

24 The international economic crisis and its impact on employment and poverty alleviation in South Africa
Seraaj Mohamed

Conclusion
Udesh Pillay

Contributors
Index

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