In March 2016, the Centre for Development and Enterprise invited Gurcharan Das to speak at a dinner in Johannesburg. He is the well-known author of......
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For more than 20 years, the Centre for Development and Enterprise has been gathering evidence, consulting widely and generating constructive policy recommendations to meet South Africa’s core socio-economic challenges. It has an exceptional track record in presenting sound ideas based on scholarly and stakeholder contributions, focused on South Africa, but always within an international context. CDE advocates a high-growth and labour intensive economic strategy reliant on market-based solutions.
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JOBS AND GROWTH
The Jobs and Growth Programme engages with the policy choices South Africa faces by analysing existing policy and outcomes, assessing future policy directions, and offering practical, market-oriented alternatives.
THINK TANK NETWORK
In 2009 CDE launched an initiative to build links with think tanks in important democratic developing countries. Considerable work has been done with Indian and Brazilian experts looking at common challenges with SA.
Our Education Programme draws on many years of experience in analysing complex national policies and learning from international best practice to identify a sound foundation on which to build a better education system.
LATEST PUBLICATIONS AND NEWSSee All
- 30 Aug 2016
Low-fee independent schools (LFIS) are a growing phenomenon in South Africa. In many parts of the country, they offer an alternative choice of educati...
CDE IN THE NEWSSee All
- 26 Apr 2017
Minister causes confusion by backing inclusive growth while lending his ear to proponent of zero-sum class war Malusi Gigaba is a confusing figure. Wh...
- 20 Apr 2017
The CDE learnt yesterday that one of its research staff wrote the article submitted to Huffington Post and printed by them under the pseudonym of......
- 03 Mar 2017
Harvard Professor, Ricardo Hausmann reflects on South Africa’s economic progress and how the country can achieve accelerated and shared growth....
- 10 Feb 2017
Advisory panel is willing to run the risk of job losses but has understated the likelihood and potential number This week, SA’s “social pa...
- 23 Jan 2017
South Africa must recruit skills as fast as possible, writes Ann Bernstein South Africa’s failure to develop a functional skills pipeline is a m...