Dani Rodrik
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/ 19 May 2008

Greasing the path to a first job

Since 1994 South Africa has seen the establishment of democracy and a stable macro­economic environment, and reintegration with the world economy. All of these accomplishments would tend to increase employment. Add to the mix that under apartheid black people could not , among other things, own many types of businesses, were subject to an intentionally second-class education.

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/ 26 September 2006

The economic puzzle of SA

The transformation that South Africa has undergone since its democratic transition in 1994 is nothing short of remarkable. Prior to 1994, the South African economy and polity were dominated by the white minority, and even though the apartheid regime had begun to unravel in the 1980s, the majority blacks remained deprived of basic political and economic freedoms.