Neoliberalism and privatisation in South Africa

@article{Narsiah2002NeoliberalismAP,
  title={Neoliberalism and privatisation in South Africa},
  author={Sagie Narsiah},
  journal={GeoJournal},
  year={2002},
  volume={57},
  pages={3-13}
}
Perhaps the defining characteristic of development as a global discourse is its neoliberal character. Even recently liberated nations such as South Africa have not escaped its reach. In South Africa, there has been a movement from a development policy with a socialist resonance – the Reconstruction and Development Program (RDP) – to one decidedly neoliberal in form and substance – the Growth Employment and Redistribution (GEAR) policy. The articulation of neoliberalism through development… 
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