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(Revised from original 1997 version)
South Africa: Getting in GEAR
In 1997, Thabo Mbeki is contemplating South Africa's performance since the end of Apartheid in 1994. The economy has done fairly well, but the government's macroeconomic strategy calls for higher growth and employment creation. The case describes the country's history, especially Apartheid, and various social problems that persist: unemployment, inadequate infrastructure, AIDS, crime, and education. Tries to understand the interaction between these problems and the macroeconomic strategy, and considers whether another approach is necessary.
Crime and Corruption;
Vietor, Richard H.K. "South Africa: Getting in GEAR." Harvard Business School Case 798-012, September 2004. (Revised from original August 1997 version.)