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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Bethlehem, Ronnie

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Ronnie Bethlehem was one of South Africa's leading economists. For 25 years he was chief economist at Johannesburg Consolidated investment Company Limited [JCI]. On his retirement he became an economic consultant. Bethlehem did his undergraduate studies at Wits University and his masters and doctorate degrees at the University of South Africa.

He was editor of the Investment Analyst Journal, a visiting professor in business economics at Wits and a member of the Financial Mail's board of economists. He was the author of the book, Economics in a Revolutionary Society: Sanctions & the Transformation of South Africa.

Bethlehem was shot in a hijacking incident at his home in Johannesburg's northern suburbs.

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