Mother city, mother lode?: Cape Town's global competitiveness under the gun

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2011
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Turok, S.Robinson
KEYWORDS: CAPE TOWN
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/November-2011/mother-city-mother-lode
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7126

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Abstract

A team of researchers scrutinised a host of statistics and interviewed 88 companies employing over 40 000 workers for a Cape Town City Council study to analyse the city's economy and provide advice about how to boost performance in the years ahead. The broad conclusion was that the City needs a bolder approach towards economic policy, because business-as-usual will not suffice for the future, writes IVAN TUROK and SHIRLEY ROBINSON