3 July 2013
The Moral Case for Entrepreneurship in Public Policy  

UCT Graduate School of Business in association with Mazars and Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is proud to present:

Garreth M Bloor
Heads Economic Policy in the Cape Town City-region, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic, Environment and Spatial Planning


“The Moral Case for Entrepreneurship in Public Policy"

Exhibition Hall, The UCT Graduate School of Business, Breakwater Campus, Portswood Road, Green Point
18 July 2013
17h00 - 17h30
17h30 - 18h30
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Important Information

  • Please note that seating is limited to 180 guests because of the popularity of these events and we cannot exceed this number. An e-mail will be forwarded to you confirming your booking.
  • Parking at the school is limited and although we try to make provision for our guests to park on campus, this is not always possible. The V&A Waterfront offers plenty of public parking which is a short walk to the GSB.


Garreth M. Bloor heads economic policy in the Cape Town City-region as Mayoral Committee for Economic, Environment and Spatial Planning. He is a regular contributor to dozens of publications and a frequent international speaker on matters related to Africa’s economic growth, culture, and institutions.

He has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Cape Town and has participated in programs at Oxford, Cambridge and Princeton.

Garreth has overseen the repeal of over 260 by-laws and policies as part of economic reforms in the city-region. Market-based solutions to poverty and unemployment alongside the ease of doing business have been amongst his core focus areas.

His work has appeared across over two dozen publications and academic journals, including the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, the Wits Business Journal and the African Yearbook of Rhetoric. His work has been featured on CNBC, the Washington Post and the BBC. He has spoken in over a dozen countries on matters related to entrepreneurship and public policy with hundreds of articles, many of which have been translated into a numerous languages.

He is a member of several advisory boards including his alma mater, the Western Cape Trade and Investment Agency, the Boza micro-finance association and the Sable Accelerator in California, amongst others. He is also an associate member of the Parliamentary Institute of South Africa.

Garreth is the youngest ever member of the Mont Pelerin Society and was named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2012. He is a past Hayek Fellow at the George Mason University’s Institute for Humane Studies at their Department of Economics, and a 2011 Young Scholar at the Association of Private Enterprise Education. In 2008 he received a Culture of Enterprise Award from former US Attorney General Edwin Meese III for his research into “enterprise and a humane economy”.


We, together with Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, are very proud to be involved with the UCT Graduate School of Business Distinguished Speakers Programme as well as the lunch-time networking events. Our ability to differentiate ourselves in the market in order to further grow our client base relies upon continuity in the delivery of quality service and product offerings, and hence, we seek opportunities that are of mutual benefit.
We look forward to future growth and a continued relationship with both the UCT Graduate School of Business and Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr.

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
We are proud to partner with the UCT Graduate School of Business and Mazars in co-sponsoring the Distinguished Speakers Programme as well as the lunch-time networking events. We have been independently ranked as South Africa's No 1 Large Law Firm (PMR Africa). As a leading South African business law firm, we are positioned to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world. Our client commitment is also our brand – from the quality of our legal advice and business insight to the efficiency of our legal teams, we believe that when it comes to the way we serve and interact with our clients, everything matters.

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