Lack of consensus is holding transformation back - Richard Calland

Would a second Codesa be the way forward to address the need for more radical transformation?

Professor Richard Calland, Associate Professor in Public Law, University of Cape Town says South Africa must “walk the walk” if it is to address socio-economic challenges it is experiencing.

There's no point in just talking about jobs and inclusive growth - or radical economic transformation..you need to come up with the goods.

Richard Calland, Associate Professor in Public Law, University of Cape Town

And coming up with the goods is not easy when there are so many divergent views on how best to achieve this transformation.

You've actually got to get down and sit around a table in a very carefully choreographed negotiation process to figure out what you can do together.

Richard Calland, Associate Professor in Public Law, University of Cape Town

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan ended his Budget Speech two weeks ago saying the only way we are going to create jobs is to sit down and forge relationships between business, government and labour, notes Calland.

At the moment the lack of consensus is holding us back.

Richard Calland, Associate Professor in Public Law, University of Cape Town

Calland also takes a look at 'populism' in South Africa and draws lessons from history around the world.

Take a listen to how Richard Calland believes SA can turn things around economically:


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