This article analyzed the economic policies of
the African National Congress (ANC) government of South Africa since 1994. The
policies implemented were analyzed as policies which can be regarded as left-
or right-leaning policies, and what the effect of the policies was on economic
growth, unemployment, inequality and poverty. The study found no clear
indication of whether the policies can be classified as left or right. The
policies resulted in low economic growth, increased unemployment, and slightly
reduced inequality and poverty levels since 1994.