The controversy about economic growth by Ben Turok
This book looks at the present structure of the South African economy and asks what needs to be done to meet the challenges of deep poverty, high unemployment and growing inequality that still mark the country after 15 years of democracy.
This series of books, published by Jacana on behalf of the ANC Parliamentary Political Education Committee, sets out to provide short but informative introductions to ANC history, politics and policy written by leading thinkers within the ANC. Based on a series of lectures given at Parliament to ANC members, the series is intended to provide not only members and supporters of the ANC but the wider public with assessments of ANC thinking on policy and politics and to stimulate wider debate and discussion on leading issues of the day.
About the Editor
Professor Ben Turok is a member of parliament in South Africa, representing the ruling party, the African National Congress. He has been a member of the Liberation Movement for many decades, was an accused in the 1956 Treason Trial, for which he served 3 years in prison, and was in exile for 25 years, returning to South Africa in 1990.
Ben Turok has three degrees, in engineering, philosophy and political science, and he is the author of 19 books on Africa’s development in economics and politics. He has lectured at many universities across Africa, and presented papers at numerous conferences and seminars including the United Nations and the European Parliament. He is currently working on the international financial crisis, on Aid to Africa and on the South African economy. He is the editor of New Agenda, a journal of social and economic policy, and head of Political Education for the ANC in Parliament. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
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