A BLUEPRINT FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH
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About the Event
The Inclusive Society Institute (ISI) has commenced with research aimed at revitalising the South African economy. The current economic stagnation/decline in the country will require a drastic deviation from business as usual. The ISI believes that the growing socio-economic backlogs, trust deficit and fiscal quandary call for urgent and unconventional interventions to put the country back on a growth trajectory.
Deliberating on such potential interventions will require open, honest, frank and inclusive dialogue. Therefore, the ISI has opted for a unique approach, breaking away from formalised, large-scale summit/conference-type dialogue. Instead, it will be hosting a series of more intimate (for the time being, online) sectoral interactions – comprising 10 to 15 participants – aimed at addressing sector-specific concerns. These will later be incorporated into a national strategy combining all sectoral inputs.
Each sectoral dialogue will be hosted in two rounds:
· In the first round, participants will consider in which areas the South African economy is not in tune with the global, generally accepted economic architecture, and what the country needs to do to get it right.
· In the second round, the focus will shift to out-of-the-box thinking so as to propose new and imaginative approaches for potential inclusion in the economic policy mix.
The ISI’s economic project is being driven by:
· Mr Theo Vorster, an economist and CEO of Galileo Capital;
· Mr Vusi Khanyile, businessman, a member of the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises Council and board chairman of the Inclusive Society Institute; and
· Professor Tania Ajam, who is associated with the School for Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University and serves on the President’s Economic Advisory Council.