During this course participants will be provided with an understanding of South Africa’s political economy, looking at four dimensions that influence how it is shaped.
This, presented by Prof. Mark Swilling, will entail an understanding of four dimensions of this endeavour: (a) the way South African economic history has been understood from a political economy perspective; (b) the dynamics of post-1994 economic policy making and why the challenge of radical economic restructuring has not been adequately addressed; (c) the challenge of state capture from the perspective of the literature on neo-patrimonialism; and (d) potential alternatives, including industrial policy, radical green economy developments, ‘radical economic transformation’ and Fanonist perspectives on resistance and change.
At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:
- understand the way different economic paradigms have shaped the way South Africa’s economy is understood, including economic policy making;
- apply the concepts they have learnt to analyse the economic challenges South Africa faces, in particular, the need for inclusive structural transformation;
- engage in the debates about economic policy alternatives to the current focus on capital-intensive infrastructure investments via State Owned Enterprises.
When attending this short course at the Sustainability Institute, the entire space is part of the learning experience. Come and learn in an environment that is engaging and mindful, where discussions can be enjoyed with a diversity of people, creativity be renewed through immersion, where we learn with nature in mind and ensure just futures are sustained through generative thinking.
This course is ideal for
Postgraduate students and practitioners seeking to learn more about the perils and possibilities of planning for inclusive and shared economic growth and development.
Short course attendees who satisfy the minimum performance requirements for the course i.e. attendance of the full 6-day course, contribution to the class, group projects and completion of the individual assignment, will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance from USB-ED.
Date & Time
29 July to 3 August 2019
It will run Monday to Friday from 08:15 to 17:15 and Saturday from 09:00 to 13:00
The Sustainability Institute, Lynedoch Road, Off Baden Powell/R310, Stellenbosch
6-day Course: R10 800 per person
The above price includes lunch and tea breaks (Mon – Fri).
Applications for short courses close strictly 10 working days before a course commences, accompanied by full payment of the course fees.
For more information please contact Nicole Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 21 918 4207.
The short courses are delivered by the School of Public Leadership in partnership with the Sustainability Institute and administered by USB-ED.
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