Can South and Southern Africa become Globally Competitive Economies?

  • Gavin Maasdorp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Overview: Avoiding Marginalisation

    1. Gavin Maasdorp
      Pages 1-16
  3. Marginalisation in the Global Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. William Easterly
      Pages 19-30
  4. Regional and National Marginalisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Michael Matsebula, Vakashile Simelane
      Pages 53-60
    3. Oliver Saasa
      Pages 61-66
  5. Marginalisation within Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Irene Tlhase, Tjiuai Kangueehi
      Pages 79-84
  6. Choosing Winning Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Laurence Clarke
      Pages 123-136
    3. S. Ghon Rhee
      Pages 137-147
    4. Anselm London
      Pages 148-158
    5. Michael Unger
      Pages 172-181
    6. Paul Holden
      Pages 182-195
    7. Millard W. Arnold
      Pages 196-203
    8. Roger Riddell
      Pages 204-217
  7. Some Southern African Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Merle Holden
      Pages 221-230
    3. Julian Hofmeyr
      Pages 231-244
    4. Marlene Hesketh
      Pages 251-257
    5. Alan Whiteside
      Pages 258-266
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 267-285

About this book


Sub-Saharan Africa is the only region in the world where the population is worse off today than it was 20 years ago. Thus, global interest has shifted away from Africa, and Africa is referred to as the 'marginalised continent'. But is this decline inevitable or is it reversible? The papers in this book attempt to answer this question, examining policies to avoid marginalisation and ensure that Southern Africa, the most promising part of the continent, and South Africa, its engine of economic growth, become competitive in the new world trade order.


capital market competitiveness development economic system economy growth health income inequality inequality interest investment labor market Poverty sustainable development trade

Editors and affiliations

  • Gavin Maasdorp
    • 1
  1. 1.Economic Research UnitUniversity of NatalDurbanSouth Africa

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