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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.

CDE is South Africa’s leading development think tank.

Since its establishment in 1995, CDE has been consulting widely, gathering evidence and generating innovative policy recommendations on issues critical to economic growth and democratic consolidation. By examining South African and international experience, CDE formulates practical policy proposals outlining ways in which South Africa can tackle major social and economic challenges. CDE has a special focus on the role of business and markets in development.

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