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Next Decade: Priorities, Challenges and the Role of Business

Centre for Development and Enterprise

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period February 1, 2004–February 28, 2005
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

This grant will enable the Centre for Development and Enterprise to examine the role of the private sector during the first decade of democracy in South Africa. The study will look at how South Africa has dealt with internal challenges and participated in the global economy during the past 10 years, with an emphasis on the economic policies the government has pursued and how business has responded to these policies in promoting economic growth and delivery.Funding will support a comprehensive study of the past decade, which will include assessing the country’s economic performance; identifying economic opportunities that have opened up for the previously disadvantaged and the role the private sector has played; discerning whether or not South Africa has produced a middle class committed to the values of economic freedom, democracy and poverty eradication, and if the private sector has played a role in this; studying service delivery to the poorest and most vulnerable sectors of society, and the roles of government and the private sector; and identifying the threats that crime, corruption and HIV/AIDS pose to the social fabric of society.The center is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization that publishes and disseminates research on critical national policy issues.