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The fate of the Eastern Cape : history, politics and social policy /
edited by Greg Ruiters.
imprint
Scottsville, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2011.
description
xvi, 352 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1869141849, 9781869141844
format(s)
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imprint
Scottsville, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2011.
isbn
1869141849
9781869141844
contents note
pt. I. The politics of scale and the political foundations of the Eastern Cape -- pt. II. Economy, environment and development -- pt. III. Service delivery -- pt. IV. Case studies and conclusion.
catalogue key
7622135
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Greg Ruiters is the Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research and Matthew Goniwe Professor in Society and Development at Rhodes University, South Africa.
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Summaries
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This collection combines historical accounts with current socio-political analyses to present an agenda for social-spacial justice for the people of the Eastern Cape. The contributors' areas of expertise range from political science, social policy, economics, geography, and education.
Main Description
This unique collection combines historical accounts with current socio-political analyses to present an agenda of social-spacial justice for the people of the Eastern Cape, a province a South Africa. The book explores economics, the environment, development, and service delivery, and also includes a series of case studies. The contributors' areas of expertise range from political science, social policy, economics, geography, anthropology, biology, and education. The Fate of the Eastern Cape not only provides a portrait of the post-1994 region, but also makes an important contribution to debates about future policy prescriptions, in order to tackle the wider questions about the future of South Africa's provinces.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Contributorsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Politics of Scale and the Political Foundations of the Eastern Capep. 17
Inventing Provinces: Situating the Eastern Capep. 19
How the Eastern Cape Lost its Edge to the Western Cape: The Political Economy in the Eastern Cape on the Eve of Unionp. 42
The Policy Context and the Consequences of Fiscal Decentralisationp. 60
Traditional Authorities and Democracy: Are we Back to Apartheid?p. 75
Political Contestation and the ANC in the Eastern Capep. 93
Eastern Cape Civil Society and NGOs: Forces for Change or Partners of the State?p. 102
Economy, Environment and Developmentp. 121
The Eastern Cape Economy: The Need for Pro-growth and Pro-poor Policiesp. 123
Competitive Provinces or Co-operative Governance?p. 137
The Impasse of Local Economic Developmentp. 153
Coega, Corporate Welfare and Climate Crisisp. 164
The Eastern Cape Environment: Problems and People-centred Solutionsp. 173
Volkswagen Workers: Global Integration and Union Disintegrationp. 184
Service Deliveryp. 199
Health Care and Responses to the HIV Epidemic in the Eastern Capep. 201
Transformative Municipal Services in the Eastern Capep. 219
Upscaling and Nationalising Social Grants: From Decentralised to Centralised Deliveryp. 238
Eastern Cape Schools: Resourcing and Class Inequalityp. 254
The State of Housing in the Eastern Cape: 40-Square-Metre Houses with a 30-Square-Metre Budgetp. 264
Case Studies and Conclusionp. 279
Peri-urban Land Redistribution and Civic Associations in Post-apartheid Lukhanji (Greater Queenstown)p. 281
Transkei's Wild Coast: Development and Frustration at Dwesa-Cwebe Reservep. 289
Minimum Wages for Farm Workersp. 300
Provinces in Contention: Wither the Eastern Cape?p. 310
Postscriptp. 331
Raymond Mhlaba: The First Eastern Cape Premierp. 332
Former Eastern Cape Premier Nosimo Balindlela's Letter of Resignation from the ANCp. 334
Excerpt from African National Congress Polokwane Policy Resolution on Provincesp. 336
Indexp. 337
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