In the last quarter of 2008, the South African economy shrank by 1,8 per cent. In this kind of economic climate, it seems natural to think defensively. What can we do to shorten the recession? How can we protect existing jobs? In 2009 CDE invited leading international and local economists, senior government, business, and trade union leaders to discuss how South Africa could achieve faster, more job-intensive and more inclusive growth.

This publication is a summary of that round table discussion, funded by the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit and Business Leadership South Africa.

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