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Uprooting Poverty: The South African Challenge

Uprooting Poverty: The South African Challenge

By Francis Wilson and Mamphela Ramphele

Norton, 1989, 380 pp.

This important book painstakingly documents the meager and uncertain economic condition of most South African blacks as a starting point for thinking about how to achieve a more equal distribution of opportunity-now and in the period after apartheid. Significant in its insistence on preparing today for economic and political institutions in a majority-ruled South Africa, the study also has implications reaching beyond the borders of the republic, in its incisive analysis of the links between institutionalized inequality and persistent poverty.