In this insightful and provocative
book, Frans Rautenbach proposes a complete overhaul of policy thinking, and provides
fresh arguments that effectively address South Africas high unemployment,
race problems and lack of education.
Rautenbach examines the fundamental
problem of rent-seeking, to which he proposes two antidotes: the free market and
decentralisation of government. Along the way he tackles holy cows such as affirmative
action, trade unions, labour law and welfare payments. He also addresses contentious
topics such as racism, white privilege, political correctness, state funding of
higher education and mounting evidence that trade unions substantially suppress
Written by a labour lawyer with a proven track record
in a range of policy issues, South Africa Can Work speaks effectively to a cross-section
of readers of all disciplines, and brings sorely needed good news.