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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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Gelb, Stephen

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Stephen Gelb is Executive Director of The EDGE Institute: Economic Development, Growth & Equity in Johannesburg and Visiting Professor in Development Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. He studied economics in Cape Town, Toronto and Winnipeg and was an activist in the Canadian anti-apartheid movement between 1976 and 1984. Returning to South Africa in 1984, he was an advisor to COSATU, the South African Council of Churches (SACC) and the UDF on economic policy issues until 1990, and to the African National Congress (ANC) during the early 1990s. He has been a consultant to a number of South African government departments and agencies, including the Office of the President, the National Treasury, the Departments of Trade & Industry and of Labour and NEDLAC. He was employed for four years at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. He has taught at various universities including York University (Toronto), the New School for Social Research (New York City), the University of Durban-Westville, University of Natal, and the University of the Witwatersrand. He has written extensively on South African economic and political economy issues.

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