Two Decades of Economic Growth and Development Policies

  • Diane E. Eynon


The macroeconomic policies adopted by the ANC have had far-reaching influence. These policies have played a significant role in the country since the 1994 election campaign. What started as a strategy of redistribution and equity during the election campaign gave way to a Western, neoliberal market-based approach with the introduction of the Growth, Employment, and Redistribution Policy (GEAR) in 1996. This chapter focuses on the influence of GEAR on economic growth and development, higher education, and the prospects for women since its inception in 1996 to today.


Organisation Of Economic Co-operation And Development (OECD) Congress Of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BEE) Born Free Gear Policy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diane E. Eynon
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  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of PennsylvaniaAccordUSA

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