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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.
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.
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: 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.
Important statement by South African civil society organisations on the integrity of the budget process.
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.
The State Capacity Research Group has published a new resource for Parliament’s Public Enterprises Inquiry, civil society, journalists and engaged citizens.
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.
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: The 2nd WIDER Development Conference on “Migration and mobility” will be held 5-6 October 2017 in Accra, Ghana.
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.