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The Economic Future in Historical Perspective$
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Paul A. David and Mark Thomas

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263471

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.001.0001

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Understanding the Past to Reshape the Future: Problems of South Africa’s Transition

Understanding the Past to Reshape the Future: Problems of South Africa’s Transition

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(p.296) (p.297) 9. Understanding the Past to Reshape the Future: Problems of South Africa’s Transition
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The Economic Future in Historical Perspective
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Francis Wilson

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.003.0010

This chapter considers the problems of economic transition in South Africa. It begins by discussing the country's economic problems and their historical roots. It describes some of the major factors that helped to shape the South Africa which President Nelson Mandela inherited when he took office in 1994 and which the country's first democratic government has been attempting to reshape since then. Finally, the chapter assesses the ways in which a historical perspective illuminates the search for effective policies to resolve the problems.

Keywords:   economic transition, transition, economic problems, South Africa, Nelson Mandela

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