On 27 August the National Treasury released the discussion paper Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness: towards an economic strategy for South Africa as for public comment. Economists, commentators, newspaper editorials and sections of organised business have lauded the document and stressed the need for swift implementation. The labour movement, the EFF, SACP and some economists have critiqued the document as a renewed and repackaged neo-liberal policy reform agenda akin to the 1996 GEAR strategy. What kind of economic alternatives can we pursue to tackle the multiple crises of unemployment, inequality, high levels of strife evidenced by xenophobic violence, massive violence against women and children, widespread criminality, gangsterism, and the abuse of drugs?
To grapple with this question, Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education will host a public seminar with Duma Gqubule, director of the Centre for Economic Development and Transformation.

Thursday 12 September 2019 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education
67 – 69 Main Road, Mowbray

The public seminar will be preceded by a preparatory session with activists from 13:00 – 17:00

Please RSVP by 10 September to info@tshisimani.org.za or 021 685 3516