Reserve Bank: Keeping an ear to the ground. An interview with Gill Marcus (Part 2)

  This is the second part of an extensive interview Gill Marcus gave Ben Turok one month before she finished her term as governor of the South African Reserve Bank. The first part appeared in our previous issue (No. 56, 4:2014), and is available here. Here, Marcus discusses the Bank’s extensive engagement with internal and external stakeholders, and … Continue reading Reserve Bank: Keeping an ear to the ground. An interview with Gill Marcus (Part 2)

Holding firm at the Reserve Bank: An interview with Gill Marcus (Part 1)

  by Ben Turok Gill Marcus stepped down as governor of the South African Reserve Bank when her term ended in November 2014. Ben Turok had an extensive interview with her on 3 October 2014. This first part deals with changes in central banking, outside influence, and the Bank’s mandate in the South African economy. … Continue reading Holding firm at the Reserve Bank: An interview with Gill Marcus (Part 1)

Neoliberalism and the Crisis in Higher Education in South Africa

By IFAA’s Student and Youth Department The Institute for African Alternatives’ research team is Alexander Pennington, ’Manapo Mokose, Michael Nassen Smith and Zimpande Kawanu.  This Article originally appeared in New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy, Issue 64    The socio-economic conditions that sparked the student protests – fee increases, student debt, … Continue reading Neoliberalism and the Crisis in Higher Education in South Africa