DATE: 20 April 2018
TIME: 16:00 - 18:00
VENUE: COUNCIL CHAMBERS
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Nolly Ntlakana (CCRED)
Herman Esterhuizen (UJ)
You are invited to join the Honourable Minister Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, South Africa and Prof Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg for the launch of the Industrial Development Think Tank (IDTT) study:
STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION IN SOUTH AFRICA: MOVING TOWARDS A SMART, OPEN ECONOMY FOR ALL
The South African economy has not been generating prosperity and economic justice for the majority of the country’s population. It suffers from long-standing structural weaknesses, which urgently needs to be addressed. Further, the economy in the current state cannot address the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution. The Think Tank’s research grapples with understanding the reasons underlying these weaknesses and considers the opportunities for building a new consensus on the priorities for changing the structure of the economy. The research findings answer key questions on re-industrialising:
- What is the record of structural transformation in democratic South Africa?
- What political economy factors shape these outcomes?
- What are the key challenges for a new development path?
- What should be the priorities for a re-industrialisation agenda?
PRESENTATION OF THE REPORT:
Prof Simon Roberts
Director of the Centre for Competition Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) in the School of Economics, College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg
REFLECTIONS ON THE POLICY CHALLENGES OF RE-INDUSTRIALISATION:
The Honourable Minister Rob Davies
Minister of Trade and Industry, Republic of South Africa
SESSION CHAIR: Prof Fiona Tregenna, SA Research Chair in Industrial Development, University of Johannesburg
The IDTT is hosted by the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Development (CCRED) in the School of Economics, UJ College of Business and Economics, in collaboration with the South African Research Chair (SARChI) in Industrial Development, at the University of Johannesburg, and supported by the Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa.