Making Democracy Work: A Framework for Macroeconomic Policy in South Africa : a Report to Members of the Democratic Movement of South Africa

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Centre for Development Studies, University of Western Cape, 1993 - Political Science - 330 pages
MERG has become convinced that a sea change in economic policy is essential to generate growth in the next few years. It can demonstrate that its proposed policy framework is both coherent and affordable. The MERG proposals offer a radically different vision of the future of South Africa. They have been designed to address the current imbalances, through direct intervention, in a way which would benefit all sections of the South African population within a short period of time. MERG took the objectives of the democratic movement as its starting point. The aim of the MERG framework is, therefore, to secure a rapid improvement in the quality of the daily lives of South Africa's poorest, most oppressed and disadvantaged people. The strategy stresses programmes to: initiate job creation and training programmes for the unemployed; improve the status of the poorest women in the rural areas; improve the availability and quality of education, health, housing and electrification; raise the level of wages of low-income workers, and; dramatically improve the skills of employed workers.

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I found the book to be very informative. Looking at where the country is at the moment, South Africans have a great deal of work to do. When I was reading the book I could really sense how far off are most of our current attempts in solving South Africa's challenges.
I wish this book could be used as a text book in institutions of higher learning. Thought provoking, indeed...
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