ARTICLES ON Political Economy

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Political Economy

Mboweni says he has hope, but without critical reforms this is likely to fade fast

Even before the onset of the health crisis, SA’s economy was already hurtling toward disaster. But the move to zero-based budgeting and limiting endless SOE bailouts provide possible silver linings.

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Posted on 25 February 2021 by Sean Gossel
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Political Economy

Yes, there is unity in diversity, and talking about it makes us strong

UCT GSB MBA alumnus, Shivani Ghai, says creating a safe space for talking about difficult topics is an important way to foster unity in a divided world.

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Posted on 7 August 2020 by Shivani Ghai
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Political Economy

Let’s tap into the defiant optimism of our young people this Youth Day

As protests around structural inequality and racism rage across the world, we need to re-ignite efforts to give young people a voice at all levels of society, but especially as leaders.

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Posted on 15 June 2020 by Camaren Peter
Sean Gossel
Political Economy

Mboweni's 2020 budget speech draws the battle lines

With the economy on its knees, government’s latest budget speech expects unionised labour to share the pain. If history is a guide, the plan is unlikely to yield the desired results.

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Posted on 28 February 2020 by Sean Gossel
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Political Economy

More broken promises and unmet plans will not deliver the country we need

Ramaphosa has little room to manoeuvre, it’s true. But without bold leadership at this juncture, SA is on the road to nowhere.

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Posted on 17 February 2020 by Athol Williams
Climate change action starts with each one of us
Political Economy

Climate change action starts with each one of us

Climate change is a global emergency and citizens must play a bigger role in addressing it.

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Posted on 16 September 2019 by Catherine Constantinides
Business As Usual Wont Fix Youth
Political Economy

Business as usual won't fix youth unemployment, poverty and inequality

Young people are growing tired of vague targets and empty promises made by successive governments since 1994. Now we need decisive leadership and quick action to drive change.

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Posted on 13 June 2019 by Athol Williams
Brexit Crisis Offers Key Lessons Media
Political Economy

Brexit crisis offers key lessons and opportunities for Africa

The lessons of Brexit warn us that unless the benefits of economic integration are understood - are experienced - by the average African citizen, Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area initiative is doomed to failure.

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Posted on 29 May 2019 by John Luiz