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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-65388-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24972-5
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