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Haroon Bhorat appointed into the Presidential Economic Advisory Council
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 09:15

The Development Policy Research Unit is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Haroon Bhorat into the Presidential Economic Advisory Council with effect from 1 October 2019.

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DPRU Vacancies: Researcher Analyst posts
Thu, 16 May 2019 - 09:15

Researcher Analysts & Senior Researcher Analysts: We invite you to apply for a permanent position at the DPRU. The successful candidate(s) will be involved in the DPRU’s research activities and will be expected to participate in other research-related tasks within the Unit.

Call for Applications: The IGP Panel of Researchers and Related Professionals
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 - 12:15


Call for applications: Appointment of a Panel of pre-qualified researchers & related professionals to provide consultancy services to the Inclusive Growth Programme (IGP).

Prof Haroon Bhorat & the SDGs...
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 - 12:15

UCT Vice-Chancellor Prof. Phakeng recently appointed Prof Haroon Bhorat, director of the Development Policy Research Unit, as the university’s “SDG academic focal point” to help guide UCT’s strategic approach to engagement with the SDGs.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: The 4th Industrial Revolution: 2019 Research Colloquium
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 - 12:15

CALL FOR PAPERS: The 4th Industrial Revolution: 2019 Research Colloquium, hosted by DHET and DHET entities in Gauteng (location & venue TBC) on 18 & 19 September 2019.

Addressing Inequality: Haroon Bhorat at #FWDKF20
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 - 12:15

The FW de Klerk Foundation Annual Conference on “Addressing Inequality”, hosted in conjunction with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung South Africa #FWDKF20; featured DPRU Director, Prof. Haroon Bhorat.

Economic Complexity: CoP Training Workshop
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 - 12:15

The Development Policy Research Unit team conducted a complexity methodology workshop on the 31st of January 2019. The workshop aimed to, firstly: equip researchers doing research using complexity analytics, and secondly: provide a description of the methodology to the engineering teams involved in the broader project - and thus cross-disciplinary research synergies.

Call for Papers: 2019 Jobs & Development Conference
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 - 12:15

The call for papers for the 2019 Jobs and Development Conference in Washington DC, “Improving Jobs Outcomes in Developing Countries”, is now open.

Seminar: Daniel Kaufmann "State Capture & the Challenge of Governance around the World"
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 - 12:15

Dr Daniel Kaufmann presented "State Capture & the Challenge of Governance around the World", on Friday 21 September, as part of the UCT School of Economics seminar series.

Building Economic Complexity Workshop
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 - 12:15

The DPRU hosted a half-day workshop on Building Economic Complexity for Inclusive Growth in South Africa, on Monday 23rd July in Johannesburg. The event featured a presentation from Prof Haroon Bhorat (DPRU Director) and DPRU Researcher, François Steenkamp, as well as a panel with Nimrod Zalk (The dti) and Wandile Sihlobo (Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz)).

4th Industrial Revolution: Workshop
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 - 12:15

The DPRU hosted a half-day workshop on the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, on Tuesday 19th June in Johannesburg. Featuring presentations from Fiona Tregenna (University of Johannesburg) and DPRU Researchers, Chris Rooney and Safia Khan.

Publication: South Africa: Beyond State Capture and Corruption
Fri, 18 May 2018 - 12:15

DPRU Director, Prof Haroon Bhorat gave an address to the FW de Klerk Foundation Annual Conference on the 2nd February 2018, which has been included in an official publication.