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The Brenthurst Foundation is on the frontier of new ideas and innovative actions for strengthening Africa's economic performance.

  • Events: encouraging key decision-makers and experts to share experiences and insights at private meetings and seminars
  • Policy advice: delivering relevant, practical policy advice to African governments and their international partners
  • Thought leadership: conducting research and generating new thinking to address Africa's development challenges.

News and events

Book launch - 'Why States Recover'

Greg Mills, the director of Brenthurst Foundation, will launch his new book, 'Why States Recover', on 30 July 2013 at 18h30. The event will take place at Villa Arcadia in Johannesburg and in Cape Town the following day.

The ICC and Africa: Between Aspiration and Reality - Making International Justice Work Better for Africa

The high level Roundtable, 'The ICC and Africa: Between Aspiration and Reality - Making International Justice Work Better for Africa', was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 18-19 March 2014, co-hosted by The Brenthurst Foundation and the African Center for Strategic Studies.



‘The Red Berets of Hugo Chávez: Lessons for South Africa?’, Malcolm Ferguson and Greg Mills.

A year after Hugo Chávez passed away following a two-year battle with cancer, the former president of Venezuela still evokes passionate debate.

Inequality Matters: Prospects and Perspectives on Africa’s Disparities

The level of inequality in a society matters. Traditionally, economists have focused on poverty as the key determinant of social ills. However, in recent years scholars and policy makers have devoted ...


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