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Development dilemmas in post-apartheid South Africa /
edited by Bill Freund and Harald Witt.
imprint
Scottsville, South Africa : University of Kwazulu-Natal Press, 2010.
description
xi, 424 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
186914189X (pbk.), 9781869141899 (pbk.)
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imprint
Scottsville, South Africa : University of Kwazulu-Natal Press, 2010.
isbn
186914189X (pbk.)
9781869141899 (pbk.)
contents note
Development dilemmas in post-apartheid South Africa: an introduction / Bill Freund ; Macroeconomic policy and development: from crisis to crisis / Stephen Gelb -- Part 1. The minerals-energy complex and its woes: a problematic growth path. Environmental injustice through the lens of the Vaal Triangle: whose dilemma? / David Hallowes ; Development dilemmas of mega-project electricity and water consumption / Patrick Bond and Molefi Mafereka ka Ndlovu ; Darkness and light: assessing the South African energy crisis / David Fig -- Part 2. The state as the agent of change: conflicts over implementation. Planning and land-use conflicts amidst the search for urban integration: the case of Wingfield / Edgar Pieterse ; Unintended consequences: development interventions and socio-political change in rural South Africa / Mary Galvin ; Social citizenship and the emergence of the new social movements in post-apartheid South Africa / Buntu Siwisa -- Part 3. Struggles over resources and the land. 'Doing business with a development ethic': 'new look' land redistribution in South Africa / Deborah James ; Development by decree: the impact of minimum wage legislation on a farming area in North West Province / Astrid Boehm and Stefan Schirmer ; Land claims, land conservation and the public interest in protected areas / Cherryl Walker ; Agrarian interventions: corporate biogenetics on the Makhathini Flats / Harald Witt -- Part 4. Household interventions: gender issues. Social justice, care and developmental welfare in South Africa: a capabilities perspective / Shireen Hassim ; Decentralising gender rights and entitlements through integrated development planning / Alison Todes, Amanda Williamson and Pearl Sithole ; Rights and redistribution: thinking about the state, gender and class in South Africa after the 2006 Zuma rape trial / Mark Hunter.
abstract
What is really meant by 'development' in twenty-first-century post-apartheid South Africa? What are the challenges and complexities of real transformation in this context? The contributions in this title address the ways in which people in all sectors of South African society are confronting its development dilemmas: from the energy crisis, environmental sustainability and environmental justice to grassroots social movements, problems of policy implementation, land and agricultural reform and gender inequality. Written by leading academics and activists, this is an essential and illuminating in-depth study of the dilemmas facing post-apartheid South Africa, and the historical, political, economic and social context out of which a new democracy is being built. Collectively, the authors suggest that there is no easy way to attain development; it is a process, not an event, and is fraught with failures and loss, as well as gains."--P. [4] of cover.
catalogue key
8906064
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Bill Freund is Professor Emeritus and Harald Witt is a lecturer in Economic History and Development Studies, both at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This in-depth study addresses the ways in which people from all sectors of South African society are confronting its development dilemmas: from the energy crisis, environmental sustainability and justice to grassroots social movements, problems of policy implementation, land and agricultural reform and gender inequality.
Library of Congress Summary
What is really meant by 'development' in twenty-first-century post-apartheid South Africa? What are the challenges and complexities of real transformation in this context? The contributions in this title address the ways in which people in all sectors of South African society are confronting its development dilemmas: from the energy crisis, environmental sustainability and environmental justice to grassroots social movements, problems of policy implementation, land and agricultural reform and gender inequality. Written by leading academics and activists, this is an essential and illuminating in-depth study of the dilemmas facing post-apartheid South Africa, and the historical, political, economic and social context out of which a new democracy is being built. Collectively, the authors suggest that there is no easy way to attain development; it is a process, not an event, and is fraught with failures and loss, as well as gains."--P. [4] of cover.
Main Description
What is really meant by 'development' in 21st-century post-apartheid South Africa? What are the challenges and complexities of real transformation in this context? The contributions in this book address the ways in which people in all sectors of South African society are confronting its development dilemmas - from the energy crisis, environmental sustainability, and environmental justice, to grassroots social movements, problems of policy implementation, land and agricultural reform, and gender inequality. Written by leading academics and activists, this book is an essential and illuminating in-depth study of the dilemmas facing post-apartheid South Africa, and the historical, political, economic, and social context out of which a new democracy is being built. Collectively, the authors suggest that there is no easy way to attain development - it is a process, not an event, and is fraught with failures and loss, as well as gains.
Table of Contents
Abbreviationsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Development Dilemmas in Post-Apartheid South Africa: An Introductionp. 1
Macroeconomic Policy and Development: From Crisis to Crisisp. 32
The Minerals-Energy Complex and its Woes: A Problematic Growth Pathp. 63
Environmental Injustice through the Lens of the Vaal Triangle: Whose Dilemma?p. 66
Development Dilemmas of Mega-Project Electricity and Water Consumptionp. 94
Darkness and Light: Assessing the South African Energy Crisisp. 116
The State as the Agent of Change: Conflicts over Implementationp. 137
Planning and Land-Use Conflicts amidst the Search for Urban Integration: The Case of Wingfieldp. 139
Unintended Consequences: Development Interventions and Socio-Political Change in Rural South Africap. 173
Social Citizenship and the Emergence of the New Social Movements in Post-Apartheid South Africap. 195
Struggles over Resources and the Landp. 219
'Doing Business with a Development Ethic': 'New Look' Land Redistribution in South Africap. 220
Development by Decree: The Impact of Minimum Wage Legislation on a Farming Area in North West Provincep. 248
Land Claims, Land Conservation and the Public Interest in Protected Areasp. 275
Agrarian Interventions: Corporate Biogenetics on the Makhathini Flatsp. 299
Household Interventions: Gender Issuesp. 325
Social Justice, Care and Developmental Welfare in South Africa: A Capabilities Perspectivep. 327
Decentralising Gender Rights and Entitlements through Integrated Development Planning?p. 348
Rights and Redistribution: Thinking about the State, Gender and Class in South Africa after the 2006 Zuma Rape Trialp. 372
Notes on Contributorsp. 403
Indexp. 407
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