Furthering its contribution to research into economic policy making after the Covid-19 shock, ERSA, in conjunction with German Development Co-operation (GIZ) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), is publishing a series of research papers and events addressing the challenges facing several components of the South African economy.
Were the policy responses appropriate for the South African context?
In our second event, we explore the main challenges facing the South African labour market. Increasing labour utilisation requires a novel approach to sustainable employment creation, which moves away from policies that serve certain groups at the expense of the unemployed.
• how is the Covid-19 recovery affected by the low labour utilisation and high unemployment rates in SA?
• is the low economic growth here to stay?
• is the labour market acting as the primary constraint to economic growth?
• what are the reasons behind the low labour utilisation rate in South Africa and how is this different to other emerging countries?
• which parts of society are bearing the brunt of the this?
• can we achieve sustainable wage growth?
We look forward to seeing you soon.