chapter  7
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The dual needs for redistribution and growth are, as is clear from previous chapters of this study, no longer an issue in South Africa. It is, moreover, apparent that South Africa will in future have a mixed economy, in which market forces play a major role in the allocation of resources in productive activity. Thus, the basic approaches to economic policy have been converging in recent years as compared to the positions taken by the ANC and the Nationalist Party (NP) before the GNU came to power in 1994. Yet the consensus is far from complete.