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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.
Youth unemployment: An Agenda for Action (Part 1) | August 2017
Youth unemployment: An Agenda for Action (Part 2) | August 2017
LATEST PUBLICATIONS AND NEWSSee All
- 06 Jun 2018
VIEWPOINTS is a new series published by CDE in which we will be drawing on the expertise of South Africans from a range of organisations......
- 23 May 2018
In recent months the issue of expropriation without compensation has hogged the headlines. But this debate has pushed other critical dimensions of lan...
- 09 May 2018
South Africa urgently needs a new approach to deal with dangerously high poverty, unemployment and inequality levels. President Cyril Ramaphosa, has c...
- 04 May 2018
This short report has been written by CDE to inform business leaders in 2018 of what was done by CDE and business ten years ago......
- 16 Apr 2018
High rates of poverty, unemployment and inequality hold back the lives of too many people in South Africa, and many other developing countries. What i...
CDE IN THE NEWSSee All
- 19 Jun 2018
The festering sore must be healed speedily, as SA cannot wait another few decades for proper redress. The land reform challenge in SA involves many......
- 04 Jun 2018
Discussing CDE’s contribution to Parliament’s High Level Panel report on Classic FM’s Business Show, Ann Bernstein says jobs are the best route ...
- 04 Jun 2018
On Tonight with Tim Modise, CDE’s Ann Bernstein stresses the importance of recapturing the state so that South Africa has capable leaders who will d...
- 03 May 2018
The emphasis must be on putting unskilled people to work, but the economy is doing just the opposite, writes Ann Bernstein. The World Bank’s new......
- 24 Apr 2018
A report offering solutions to the unresolved issue was published 10 years ago and is even more relevant today. Twenty-four years into democracy SA ha...