- Department of Finance, Republic of South Africa (1996), ‘Growth, Employment and Redistribution: A Macroeconomic Strategy’ [main text – 22 pages, not appendices]
- Congress of South African Trade Unions (1996), ‘Introduction’ in Social Equity and Job Creation: A key to a Stable Future, Proposals from the South African Labour Movement
- Ben Fine (1995), ‘Privatisation and the RDP: A Critical Assessment’, Transformation, No.27
- Dale T. McKinley (1997), ‘Sounding the retreat: the left and the macro-economic battle in South Africa’, LINKS, No. 8 (July-October)
- What are the key fundamentals (policy components) of GEAR and why are they problematic for the workers and poor?
- What does COSATU argue should be the main pillars in the struggle for social equity? Based on those pillars, what in your opinion is the biggest socio-economic problem in South Africa?
- Why do you think the ANC embraced/accepted privatisation as one of its most crucial policy tools from the mid-1990s onwards?
- Why do you think left/progressive forces in South Africa (for example, unions and the SACP) were unable to stop the ANC/ government from pursuing neoliberal economic policies in the 1990s?