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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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Viewpoints | Smallholders and Land Reform: A realistic perspective

VIEWPOINTS | Smallholders and land reform: A realistic perspective

October 25th, 2018

The latest report in CDE’s VIEWPOINTS series, Smallholders and land reform: A realistic perspective shows that land reform policy will fail if it ignores where the major demand for land lies.

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News and Opinion

Cutting state expenditure will go a long way to defuse SA’s debt bomb

February 14th, 2019

The government could raise taxes to claw back fiscal stability, but this would be self defeating and punishing.

Finance minister Tito Mboweni is, by now, putting the finishing touches to his budget, one that is being prepared in exceptionally constrained circumstances.

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Smallholders at the forefront of land reform. The right road or a dead end?

January 10th, 2019

It is vital that the assumptions on which arguments for rapid and large scale transfer of land to small holders rest on solid evidence, by William Beinart and Peter Delius.

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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

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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CDE Workshop

November 21st, 2018

On 21 November 2018, CDE convened a successful workshop that focused on young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs), but with a special focus on those without matric.

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