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500 Days of Economic Policy Action: A Short-Term Policy Action Agenda for South Africa
The Capacity Building Programme for Employment Promotion (CBPEP), funded by the European Union and anchored in the Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC) in National Treasury is convening an action-focused policy colloquium aimed at outlining a targeted, short-term agenda to promote economic growth and employment. The webinar series will take place over three mornings, from 2 – 4 June 2021, on the Zoom platform.

The workshop will build upon the very productive discussions that took place at the 2020 CBPEP Colloquium on Employment Growth in South Africa (https://www.cbpep.org/colloquium2020), once again bringing together South Africa’s leading economic policy thinkers and senior government officials, along with key individuals from the private sector, to provide practical, action-oriented policy advice on a range of critical issues including, for example, the fiscal deficit and taxation, municipal debt, infrastructure and the SOEs, and the role and impact of Operation Vulindlela.

Private sector views on national priorities, and targeted discussions on key economic sectors including mining and energy, telecommunications and digitalisation, water and transport, amongst others, will round out the programme.

The workshop will outline for South African policy-makers a range of short-term, focused and actionable policy interventions that together could place South Africa on a new growth trajectory and drive meaningful growth in employment over the next 18 months.

Discussions will feed into key advisory fora, including the President’s Economic Advisory Council, and provide valuable insights to help inform the National Treasury’s Mid-Term Expenditure Framework as well as the wider policy agendas of both government and the social partners.
Please look out for our updated agenda. For details regarding the event, email Carla Constantinescu on carlac@cbpep.org or whatsapp +27 82 255 4440.
We are looking forward to hosting you at the Colloquium.
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