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How suitable is a ‘developmental state’ to tackle unemployment, inequality and poverty in South Africa?

How suitable is a ‘developmental state’ to tackle unemployment, inequality and poverty in South Africa? 

By: Econ3x3      27th March 2014 The National Development Plan envisions the achievement of a ‘capable and developmental state’. Developmental states are usually associated with... 

What does the ‘middle class’ mean in a polarised, developing country such as South Africa?

What does the ‘middle class’ mean in a polarised, developing country such as South Africa? 

By: Econ3x3      12th March 2014 In a developing, highly unequal country such as South Africa, it is unlikely that a definition of the middle class that is based on an income... 

What is the role of manufacturing in boosting economic growth and employment in South Africa?

What is the role of manufacturing in boosting economic growth and employment in South Africa?

By: Econ3x3      11th February 2014 There is a widespread view that countries no longer need to industrialise in order to develop. However, in South Africa manufacturing remains the... 

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Cape Town’s trade in wild medicines: ecological threat or essential livelihood resource?

Cape Town’s trade in wild medicines: ecological threat or essential livelihood resource?

By: Econ3x3      29th January 2014 Cape Town is the urban centrepiece of a globally unique and highly diverse natural environment which should take priority in conservation... 

How did hunger levels in the former homelands catch up with the rest of South Africa? A hundred years after the Land Act of 1913

How did hunger levels in the former homelands catch up with the rest of South Africa? A hundred years after the Land Act of 1913

By: Econ3x3      14th January 2014 A century after the Land Act of 1913, and 20 years after the abolition of homelands, differences in poverty persist between the former homeland... 

Why are foreign-run spaza shops more successful? The rapidly changing spaza sector in South Africa

By: Econ3x3      13th November 2013 This article examines the contrasting business models in the spaza shop sector, and compares foreign-run businesses with South African businesses.... 

The impact of youth employment incentives and wage subsidies: Results of a trial run

By: Econ3x3      29th October 2013 The Employment Incentive Tax Bill offers tax subsidies to firms to employ new young workers. An evaluation of the impact of a wage subsidy voucher... 

The matric certificate is still valuable in the labour market

By: Econ3x3      15th October 2013 Increasing levels of youth unemployment and learners’ poor performance at school have led to claims that the matric certificate no longer has much... 

What caused the increase in unemployment in the late 1990s? Were education policies partly responsible?

By: Econ3x3      18th September 2013 In the late 1990s the Department of Education restricted the re-enrolment of over-aged learners and the number of times underperforming learners... 

The effect of basic infrastructure delivery on welfare in rural and urban municipalities.

By: Econ3x3      4th September 2013 Access to a comprehensive set of basic infrastructure services is essential to attain social development goals and ensure equal opportunity for all... 

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