Panel Discussion: 'How do we make the economy work for the poor?'

15 Feb 2013

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From the tragedy at Marikana to the farm workers' strikes at De Doorns, it is evident that the South African economy is not working for the poor. At the same time, President Jacob Zuma campaigned on a ticket of "economic transformation" in the run up to his re-election as president of the ANC at Mangaung.

Will the ANC succeed in its quest for transformative economic development during President Zuma’s second term in office? Is this president Zuma's Lula moment? On 8 February 2013, SACSIS and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation co-hosted a panel discussion to find answers to these big questions.

Panellists

Prof. Steven Friedman: Director, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Johannesburg. Watch Prof. Friedman's individual input on our You Tube channel. Listen to a podcast of his input here.

Dr. Iraj Abedian: Chief Executive, Pan-African Capital Holdings. Watch Dr. Abedian's individual input on our You Tube channel. Listen to a podcast of his input here.

Leonard Gentle: Executive Director, International Labour Research and Information Group. Watch Leonard Gentle's individual input on our You Tube channel. Listen to a podcast of his input here.

Prof. Georgio Romano Schutte: Professor for Economics and International Relations, Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC) - Brazil. Watch Prof. Schutte's individual input on our You Tube channel. Listen to a podcast of his input here.

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