Economic Performance and Development

Urban-rural collaboration part of the recipe for balanced development

To mark the 40th anniversary of its opening-up policy, China hosted an international forum to share the lessons of its metamorphosis from an impoverished agrarian society to a powerhouse of the global economy. One of the country’s best-kept secrets revealed at the forum was the collaboration fostered between cities and rural areas to induce development in lagging regions. South Africa could learn much from this experience of building prosperity and cohesion from the bottom up through reciprocal actions by localities.

Young researcher helps secure innovation research funding

Dr Sikhulumile Sinyolo, or Skhu, as he is affectionately known by his colleagues, began working at the HSRC in February 2017 after completing his PhD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Fresh from university, he was employed as a Research Specialist in the Economic Performance and Development (EPD) research unit and was immediately tasked with the responsibility of managing two large projects in the area of rural innovation and development.

Can the budget help transformation?

The SABC interviews the HSRC's Dr Peter Jacobs on what a transformative budget would look like.

Economic Performance and Development young researcher enjoys two career achievements in as many months

28 September 2018  | Economic Performance and Development

Economic Performance and Development young researcher enjoys two career achievements in as many months
 

There are bigger issues than property rights in the land debate

The land question has been reduced to a debate between safeguarding property rights and expropriation. The preoccupation of both standpoints with the issue of ownership has diverted attention from the crucial matter of the use and development of land. Broadening the debate is vital to make sense of the current predicament facing cities, which now accommodate two-thirds of SA’s population.


Right to housing in South Africa

Prof Ivan Turok and Dr Andreas Sheba published a paper on the right to housing in SA.

‘Right to the city’ and the New Urban Agenda: learning from the right to housing by Ivan Turok & Andreas Scheba

To cite this article: Ivan Turok & Andreas Scheba (2018): ‘Right to the city’ and the New Urban Agenda: learning from the right to housing, Territory, Politics, Governance, DOI:

10.1080/21622671.2018.1499549






Young Women and the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations recently hosted its inaugural yearly training on how young women leaders can realise their aspirations through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The training took place in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital, from 17 July through 2 August.

Lebohang Makobane, a junior researcher in EPD, was part of this talented group of 24 trainees mainly from Africa and Latin America. Chapters of The Grail, a global non-governmental organization which forms part of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, was responsible for recruiting participants.

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