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dc.contributor.advisor Matheba, G. Ndhambi, Sipho
dc.contributor.other Rathete, B. M. 2016-11-23T08:58:01Z 2016-11-23T08:58:01Z 2015
dc.description Thesis (M. A. (Political Science)) -- University of Limpopo, 2015 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study interrogated the politics of South Africa’s macro-economic policy. It done this by briefly analyzing the RDP and GEAR at length. The purpose was to identify the flaws in its conception and philosophy in order to modify it to make it more people friendly enthused with social democratic ideals. This is because it was hypothesized that if GEAR and the philosophy underpinning it were humane, poverty would have been significantly reduced. Moreover, the objective of this study was to highlight major macro-economic policy trends so as to suggest a macro-economic policy that will respond to the needs of all the people, particularly the poor. The macro-economic policies of the DA, COPE and COSATU were analysed to this end. Moreover, the NGP which replaced GEAR in November 2010 was also analysed, and it was found that they don’t differ ideologically. Both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies were used to collect data. It was found that while GEAR succeeded in stabilizing the economy, it to achieve its employment, social equality and economic growth target. This study then recommended for a macro-economic policy which will intertwine private enterprise government intervention and planning to realize fair competition, maintaining a balance between high growth rate, low inflation and unemployment, together with the nationalization of the means of production. These proposals will yield equality, economic growth and higher job creation. en_US
dc.format.extent x, xi, 106 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject South African politics en_US
dc.subject Macro-economic policy en_US
dc.subject GEAR en_US
dc.subject South Africa - 1996-2010 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Macroeconomics en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Economic policy en_US
dc.title The politics of South Africa"s macro-economic policy : a critical study of growth, employment and redistribution strategy (GEAR) 1996-2010 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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