The CEDT conducts research on international models of economic development within developing countries, particularly the East Asian developmental states, and draws lessons from their experiences that can be applied in the South African setting and the rest of the continent.
We are interested in the following pillars of economic development that have been critical in the East Asian Developmental states.
Developing a mobilising vision and plan
Human capital upgrading
The CEDT is conducting research on economic transformation within the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s (JSE’s) Top 100 listed companies in the areas of ownership, management control, skills development, enterprise and supplier development (ESD) and socio-economic development (SED).
We will provide regular updates on the contested issue of black ownership on the JSE and conduct sectoral reports on economic transformation trends.
The CEDT has conducted numerous research reports on the mining sector and natural resource governance in South Africa, the rest of Africa, Latin America and Europe. We are working on an annual research report on natural resources in Africa.
The CEDT believes that education and health are a human right that should be available to all South African, irrespective of their levels of income. We reject the market-led model of providing education and health.
We will be conducting research on international case studies and develop a South African model for creating a de-commodified system where there are no market mechanisms involved in the provision of education and health.