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1065 HOW SOUTH AFRICA IS BEING STOLEN: BETRAYAL OF THE PROMISE

Professor Mark Swilling, Stellenbosch University and Professor Haroon Bhorat, University of Cape Town

This course will provide a way of understanding the current political crisis with special reference to state capture. Participants will be introduced to the literature on neopatrimonialism, the political economy of development and democratic governance that have been used to develop an analytical framework. An analysis of the dynamics of economic development and governance since 1994 will set a context for understanding the rise of the Zuma-centred power élite and the construction of the symbiotic relationship between constitutional and shadow state. The last lecture will discuss alternatives, including what it will mean to build a new economic consensus as well as the negative implications of the nuclear deal. The implications of the outcome of the ANC conference in December 2017 will be considered, including prospects for the emerging broad front.

 

LECTURE TITLES

1.    Understanding state capture: What is it? How did it happen? Prof Mark Swilling, Stellenbosch University

2.    The workings of the shadow state and Implications for governance Prof Haroon Bhorat, University of Cape Town

3.    Towards alternatives: from a broad front to a new economic consensus Prof Mark Swilling, Stellenbosch University

 

Recommended reading

Bhorat, H. et al. Bhorat, H. et. al. Beyond the Promise: How South Africa Is Being Stolen. 

Bhorat, H. et al. Economic Policy in South Africa: Past Present and Future.

Public Affairs Research Institute. The Contract State: Outsourcing and Decentralisation in Contemporary South Africa. 

 

Date: Monday 22–Wednesday 24 January  
Time: 7.30 pm
COURSE FEES Full: R310,00  Staff: R155,00  Reduced: R80,00