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The post-Apartheid South African economy in perspective: Growth, poverty and economic policy

Presentation at the RBA/UNDP regional project for economic policies in support of MDGs and poverty reduction

Haroon Bhorat, Morne Oosthuizen & Laura Poswell

Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town

SARPN acknowledges the University of Cape Town as the source of this document.
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Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Macroeconomic Policy In Post-Apartheid South Africa
  3. Economic Performance
  4. Post Post-Apartheid Fiscal Policy
  5. Post-Apartheid Monetary Policy
  6. Measuring Pro-Poor Growth In South Africa
  7. The Labour Market As A Key Constraint On Growth And Employment
  8. Conclusion
Introduction

  • South Africa = middle income country


  • GDP in 2002 in US$
    • PPP: 380 billion
    • Market e: 104 billion

  • GDP per capita in 2002 in US$
    • PPP: 9882
    • Market e: 2817

  • GDP per capita PPP rank = 47


  • HDI rank = 111 out of 175
    • GDP rank – HDI = -64 (3rd greatest difference)

  • Paper: Policies – outcomes in the first 10 years of democracy




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