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......
ABOUT CDERead more
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.
OUR PROGRAMMESRead more
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
- 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...
- 28 Nov 2016
Integrating urban economies in cities as segregated as ours is not easy, but it can be done, writes Ann Bernstein South Africa is an increasingly......
- 22 Nov 2016
Executive director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise explores areas that local policies should be directed at in order to stimulate growth,...
- 22 Nov 2016
Executive director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise Ann Bernstein chats to David O’Sullivan about how a focus on cities can boost the ec...