South Africa’s massive unemployment crisis is directly or indirectly at the root of all the country’s most serious social, economic and political challenges. The causes of the crisis – and what to do about it – are controversial subjects. In October 2010, CDE hosted a meeting of experts to identify what we know and don’t know about the causes and cures of the employment crisis.

The outcomes of this meeting, and subsequent conversations with other local and international experts, are summarised in CDE Workshop no. 9, A fresh look at unemployment: A conversation among experts.

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