Book presentation

Book Reading: Getting it Right; A new economy for South Africa

A book of Professor Philippe Burger

The Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation invite you to join us for a reading of Professor Philippe Burger's book "Getting it Right; A new economy for South Africa".

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Within the first three years, the first democratic government introduced new labour legislation that modernised the South African labour market and protected worker rights. Democracy also meant that the Bantustan governments were abolished (although traditional chiefs were left in place) and the fragmented, race-based education departments were merged into a non-racial education system. But these reforms did not bring work and prosperity.

In his new book, Professor Philippe Burgerexplains why this did not happen. Central to this explanation is policy failure and patronage. He also sets out to explainthe key problems inhibiting economic growth, job creation and a reduction of inequality and poverty, and discusses the actions that should constitute the government's policy agenda. These actions are intended to introduce the necessary structural and policy changes needed to put South Africa on the road towards prosperity and higher levels of employment.


Booking is essential.

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Heidel Bekker onhbekker@germanchamber.co.zaor 011 486-2775.

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Venue

Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry 47 Oxford Road, Forest Town, Johannesburg

Speakers

  • Professor Philippe Burger

    Publication

    Book reading: Getting it Right; A new economy for South Africa
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    Henning Suhr

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    Head of the KAS office in South Africa

    Henning.Suhr@kas.de +27 11 214 29 00 +27 11 214 29 13/14