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The latest news for the Development Policy Research Unit. Please go to the archive for older news articles.

Message from Prof H Bhorat: Illegal use of my name
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 16:00

I have recently been alerted that my name is being used in in an unauthorised and illegal way. There is a scam letter being circulated with a Mr Haroon Bhorat named as the contact person. I can emphatically confirm that I am not involved in any of the transactions or dealings noted in this fraudulent letter.

Call for Papers: 1st IZA/World Bank/NJD Conference on Jobs and Development
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:30

Please submit full papers or extended abstracts by January 15, 2018 using the online application form. Notifications on contributed papers will be sent by February 15, 2018.

International Anti-Corruption Day - 9 December 2017
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 15:30

Ahead of International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December 2017, we’re highlighting the #BetrayalReport, compiled by the State Capacity Research Group, contributing to the public debate about ‘state capture’ in South Africa.

Just published: Report "Industrialize Africa - Strategies, Policies, Institutions and Financing"
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 08:15

Just published: launched ahead of #AfricaIndustrializationDay, a new AfDB report, with DPRU Director Prof Haroon Bhorat and DPRU researchers Francois Steenkamp and Chris Rooney as co-authors, calls for the industrialization of the continent, with a focus on smart industrial policy, structural transformations and a move towards processing the continent's raw materials into value added products.

Statement by Civil Society Organisations on the Integrity of the Budget Process
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 08:15

Important statement by South African civil society organisations on the integrity of the budget process.

Just published: Betrayal of the Promise: How SA is Being Stolen
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 08:15

The State Capacity Research Group launched a major, new study on the country's emerging Shadow State, "Betrayal of the Promise: How South Africa is Being Stolen", on the 25th May 2017.

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Just published: Eskom Enquiry Reference Book
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 08:15

The State Capacity Research Group has published a new resource for Parliament’s Public Enterprises Inquiry, civil society, journalists and engaged citizens.

VIDEO: 27 June 2017: UCT Panel Discussion on State Capture and the Emergence of a Shadow State in SA
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 08:15

The Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU), in conjunction with the University of Cape Town’s Faculties of Commerce and Law and Complex Systems in Transition (CST) at Stellenbosch University, hosted a panel discussion focusing on the recently published report titled “Betrayal of the Promise: How South Africa is Being Stolen”, on 27th June 2017.

Strategies to Overcome Poverty and Inequality: DPRU posters
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:00

The DST-NRF-MANDELA INITIATIVE; “COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: Strategies to Overcome Poverty and Inequality” workshop was held in early May, with DPRU researchers presenting two posters, based on recent project work.

Call for Papers: 2nd WIDER Development Conference on “Migration and mobility”
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 11:00

Call for papers: The 2nd WIDER Development Conference on “Migration and mobility” will be held 5-6 October 2017 in Accra, Ghana.

Call for case studies
Call for Papers: joint World Economic Forum, IDRC, World Bank Group
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 11:00

The World Economic Forum, in partnership with IDRC and the World Bank Group has launched a call for case studies on sustainable and scalable public and private sector solutions that foster the twin objectives of enhancing productivity and delivering social impact. 

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Latest EPP Factsheet: 2016 Q3
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 11:00

The sixteenth of a series of fact sheets that analyses changes in the labour market over the preceding 12 month period has just been published.

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