Antonio Gramsci, the influential communist writer, has a quote that when applied to the National Budget, tells a story of government adopting a “holding position” when more direct and deliberate action is needed to tackle what the African National Congress refers to as triple challenge – unemployment, inequality and poverty. The quote is: The crisis consists [...]
Economic Transformation is a slogan of our time. The content in this section explores the shift from intentions to transform the economy, to the actions that are being undertaken.
Table on maths performance in the 2012 Annual National Assessment.
Summary – Unemployment data in South Africa from Second Quarter 2012, based on Statistics South Africa data.
Presentation to the “Economic Transformation for the Next Generation” conference on Youth Unemployment.
Two thirds of South African households are poor, using a cut-off of R 2 500-00 per household.
The public positions of the leaders of business and labour at the Economic Development Conference on Infrastructure provided the strongest indication yet, that a national accord on infrastructure investment plan could be reachable.