SOUTH AFRICA’S ECONOMY: RETHINKING ITS FUTURE
Dr Iraj Abedian, economist and private equity investor
This course will argue that the prevailing socio-economic order in South Africa is neither fair nor sustainable. Both the poor and the rich stand to lose – albeit in different forms. The youth in particular face a bleak future and stand to be the biggest losers. Yet the country’s national endowment, its geographic location and its existing socio-economic infrastructure offer a vastly different potential. The failure of its socio-economic and political leaders is the primary factor in the gap between the country’s potential and its actual performance. Closing this gap will require a great deal of systematic rethinking of the nation’s approach to socio-political governance together with a new framework for economic policy and business promotion.
- A stylised review of the South African economy
- Rethinking the economy’s future: balancing equity with sustainability
- Action plan for transition into a new economic structure
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