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Reigniting Economic Growth: Lessons from three centuries of data

Roy Havemann & Edward Kerby
We estimate that since 1701, South Africa has experienced 163 years of per capita growth of more than 1 per cent a year. These expansions include 55 years of sustained per capita GDP growth of more than 3 per cent a year – windfall periods that were related to the discovery of diamonds and gold,...
Feb 2021
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Race, Gender and Growth of the Affluent Middle Class in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Justin Visagie
This paper examines the development of the middle class in post-apartheid South Africa, using data from the 1993 Project for Statistics on Living Standards and Development, the 2000 Income and Expenditure Survey/Labour Force Survey and the 2008 National Income Dynamics Study. The affluent middle...
Nov 2013
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