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Economic trends for the GCR

The project aims to understand the economic trends for the GCR by conducting various sector studies. As part of the project, five overview studies will be conducted on the ICT and digital services, Agro-processing, Tourism, Creative industries and Freight and Logistics sectors. The overview studies will be conducted alongside comprehensive studies in the Energy and Automotive sectors. The project team is currently soliciting experienced researchers and/or institutions to assist with the sector studies work.



Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen (2023). 'Politics for Infrastructure in Crises: Three points of contradictions'. Presentation to the GCRO Brownbag, 24 October 2023.

Mamokete Modiba (September 2023). 'The State of the Economy: Insights from Gauteng', International Geographical Union's Local & Regional Development Commission Conference, Courtyard Hotel Rosebank, 27 September 2023.

Mamokete Modiba (September 2023). ‘The significance of Economic Justice in South Africa: Insights from Gauteng', ActionSA policy conference, Birchwood Hotel, 13 September 2023.

Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen (September 2023), 'Rethinking structural unemployment in South Africa', presented at the Rethinking Economics in Africa Festival, 7 September 2023.

Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen (September 2023), 'What we know, what we need to know? And why we do it? An input on economic inclusion to the Public Service Economist Forum', presented at the Public Service Economist Forum, 5 September 2023.

Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen (August 2023), 'The skills we have and the skills we need: an assessment of skills planning in national government’s economic policies', presented at the TIPS FORUM 2023 Industrial Policy in an era of global structural change-Implications for Southern Africa, 1 August 2023.

Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen (July 2023), 'Structural unemployment in the Gauteng City Region: initial concepts and data', UFS-HSRC Brown bag sessions: Chair on City Region Economies, 17 July 2023.

Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen (June 2023). 'Opportunities and challenges for public-private partnerships in the Gauteng Province'. Launch of the Gauteng Local Economic Development Forum, 19 May 2023.

Last updated: 05 February 2024


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