Key Points:

  • In late 2000, CDE hosted a Round Table discussion to explore why South Africa is failing to achieve sustained high rates of economic growth we need to reduce unemployment and reach our development goals.
  • Participants included Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu, Economic Advisor to President Mbeki, a group of senior business and parastatal leaders, and influential economists.
  • In late 2000, the Centre for Development and Enterprise hosted a Round Table discussion to explore why South Africa is failing to achieve sustained high rates of economic growth we need to reduce unemployment and reach our development goals.
  • Participants included CDE Board member Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu, recently appointed Economic Advisor to President Mbeki, a group of senior business and parastatal leaders, and influential economists.
  • The discussion was frank and innovative. In the first half of the Round Table, participants analysed a number of serious obstacles to growth and job creation.

Press release: Why is South Africa failing to get the growth and jobs we need?

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