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VIEWPOINTS | Party and State in South Africa

March 6th, 2019

Party and State in South Africa written by political analyst and commentator Dr Mzukisi Qobo, argues that the lack of clarity about where the party ends and the state begins frustrates democratic consolidation and slows growth and development.

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Making South Africa more labour intensive

January 14th, 2019

Making South Africa more labour intensive summarises the proceedings of a workshop of experts on the labour market that grappled with the question of why, given the large number of unemployed people, economic activity in South Africa tends to absorb too few people.

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Agriculture, land reform and jobs summit

November 9th, 2018

The focus of this new CDE report is on the agricultural sector’s ability to generate growth and jobs within the current political and economic context.

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News and Opinion

CDE reacts to SONA 2019 on eNCA’s The Fix

February 10th, 2019.

Executive Director at the Centre for Development and Enterprise, Ann Bernstein shares her views on SONA 2019 on eNCA’s The Fix with Karima Brown.

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SONA 2019: Getting the economy working again

February 7th, 2019

Reacting to the SONA 2019 on eNCA , CDE’s Ann Bernstein says the President did not introduce the reforms that are needed to get SA above the 1% cycle that it is in.

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Who’s to blame for SA’s rising unemployment?

November 2nd, 2018

Speaking on Power Talk, CDE’s Ann Bernstein argues that the country “has chosen policies that have made the unemployment as bad as it is”

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What’s Happening

The role of the state in development: Public lecture by Professor Francis Fukuyama

February 28, 2019

Please note that the Public Lecture by Professor Francis Fukuyama is now fully subscribed and no further RSVP’s will be accepted. The lecture will be live streamed and the details of the live stream will be made available soon.

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CDE and eNCA Elections Debate

January 30th, 2019

In the run up to May’s election, political parties need to offer the electorate real solutions to our country’s biggest challenges. CDE and eNCA invite you to an elections debate on urban led growth. In this one hour programme CDE’s executive director, Ann Bernstein, will outline the potential of cities and propose policy reforms that could generate much more growth and inclusion.

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