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Agenda 2019: Tackling youth unemployment

April 3rd, 2019

CDE’s Agenda 2019, encourages voters to go beyond the slogans and ask hard questions on key issues before casting their votes

Tackling Youth Unemployment urges voters to find out what political parties are going to do to lift the terrible burdens of unemployment and exclusion, which are so disproportionately borne by young people.

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Agenda 2019: Creating cities of hope

April 3rd 2019

Creating Cities of Hope, shows how a genuine political commitment to urban-led growth could transform the country’s economic prospects, and contribute significantly to making South Africa a more inclusive society. South Africa‘s future is urban. How do political parties propose to manage urbanization and expanding city growth?

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Viewpoints | Smallholders and Land Reform: A realistic perspective

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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News and Opinion

Achieving inclusive growth

April 17th, 2019

Speaking on eNCA, CDE’s Ann Bernstein says economic growth and mass employment should happen in urban areas, and more needs to be done to achieve inclusive growth.

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We need to build cities of hope, not more houses in the veld

April 15th 2019
By Ann Bernstein

SA’s future is urban, and now is a good time to ask your political party how it plans to manage and encourage cities’ growth. How do political parties propose to manage urbanisation and expanding city growth? How do we create cities of hope? No country that has become rich has done so without urbanising. 

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Questions to ask your political parties

April 9th, 2019

Catch CDE’s Ann Bernstein on SAfm discussing Agenda 2019, a series of policy briefs aimed at providing voters and the media with information on critical policy issues.

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What’s Happening

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

March 28, 2019

On March 28 2019, one of the world’s most influential political philosophers, Professor Fukuyama gave a public lecture on the role of the state in development at Wits Business School.

Watch the live stream of the lecture.

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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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