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Poverty reduction strategies in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Akinboade, Oludele Akinloye en
dc.contributor.advisor Lalthapersad-Pillay, P. (Dr.) en
dc.contributor.author Mbuli, Bhekizizwe Ntuthuko en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T11:02:18Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T11:02:18Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T11:02:18Z
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-31 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2293
dc.description.abstract Between 45-57% of South Africans are estimated to be engulfed by poverty. In an attempt to identify policy instruments that could help change this status quo, the various strategies that have been implemented in countries (e.g. China, Vietnam and Uganda) that are known to have been relatively successful in reducing poverty are reviewed. In the process, this dissertation discusses the literature regarding poverty, with a particular emphasis on the definition, measurement and determinants thereof. Furthermore, South Africa's anti-poverty strategies are discussed. It turns out that these have met limited success. This is largely due to insufficient pro-poor economic growth, weak implementation/administration at the municipal level, slow asset redistribution, high income/wealth inequality, low job generation rate by SMME's, high HIV/AIDS infection rate, public corruption and inadequate monitoring of poverty. Therefore, if meaningful progress towards poverty reduction is to be achieved, the government needs to deal with the foregoing constraints accordingly. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 215 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Poverty en
dc.subject Poverty reduction en
dc.subject Anti-poverty strategies en
dc.subject Poverty alleviation en
dc.subject Safety nets en
dc.subject Absolute poverty en
dc.subject Chronic poverty en
dc.subject Transient poverty en
dc.subject Relative poverty en
dc.subject Inflation en
dc.subject Social security system en
dc.subject Head count ratio en
dc.subject Gini-coefficient en
dc.subject Pro-poor economic growth en
dc.subject Globalisation en
dc.subject Unemployment en
dc.subject Human capital en
dc.subject Unskilled labour en
dc.subject Productive assets en
dc.subject Trickle- down effect principle en
dc.subject Basic needs en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject Land reform programme en
dc.subject Infrastructure investment en
dc.subject Household en
dc.subject Natural disasters en
dc.subject Household head en
dc.subject SMME en
dc.subject Population growth en
dc.subject Former homelands en
dc.subject Market access en
dc.subject Good governance en
dc.subject Apartheid en
dc.subject Democracy en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject China en
dc.subject Vietnam en
dc.subject Uganda en
dc.subject African National Congress en
dc.subject.ddc 339.460968
dc.subject.lcsh Poverty -- South Africa en
dc.title Poverty reduction strategies in South Africa en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Economics en
dc.description.degree M.Comm. (Economics) en


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