TOWARDS A NEW DEAL, a political economy of the times of my life

: Davies (R.)

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294pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2021


Rob Davies on the evolution of trade and economic policy in South Africa from 1994 up to the presidency of Cyril Ramaphosa and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

After serving both the African National Congress and South African Communist Party Rob Davies became a Member of Parliament in 1994 and was Minister of Trade and Industry from 2009 to 2019. Before entering Parliament he was Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Southern African Studies at University of the Western Cape.

“As the world economic system stumbles, as trade wars intensify, and the dangers of a diminishing global multilateralism threaten – Davies’ new book offers a unique blend of astute analysis and personal experience. It is a must read.” Jeremy Cronin, former South African Deputy Minister of Transport