WHAT WE DO

The Brenthurst Foundation coordinates events, provides policy advice and delivers thought leadership with the objective of strengthening Africa’s economic performance.

Our areas of expertise encompass the following themes:

ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION

EMPOWERMENT & JOBS

CITIES & COMMUNITIES

PEACE & SECURITY

ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION

One of the main principles that underpins the work of the Brenthurst Foundation is that economic growth is the best means by which to achieve prosperity and political stability. Growth rates are not the only indicator of success, however, and economic growth that is diversified, sustainable, and creates jobs is essential for prosperity. 



MAKING AFRICA WORK: A HANDBOOK FOR ECONOMIC SUCCESS

2017-05-09

The Zambezi Protocol: Result of a Dialogue on Natural Resource Policy in Africa

2016-04-28

Book review: Africans Investing in Africa

2015-01-08

WHY AFRICA IS POOR

2010-12-01

London Book Launch – ‘Why States Recover’

2015-01-10

EMPOWERMENT & JOBS

Africa’s large youth population has given rise to a debate about how the continent can benefit from a demographic dividend in the coming years. However, to date the rapid population increase in Africa has not been matched with growth in jobs raising concerns that it could equally result in increased instability.



How South Africa Works - And Must Do Better

2015-03-08

How South Africa Works - A Tour Of SA

2015-03-17

Putting Young Africans to Work - Addressing Africa's youth unemployment crisis

2011-08-11

Modelling for Growth and Jobs in Africa

2011-01-09

Africa is the youngest continent in the world today. While national populations in most parts of the world are aging, young people are now in the majority in many African countries. Whether they live in the cities and towns of a rapidly urbanizing Africa, or in rural villages and settlements; whether they come from middle-class backgrounds or from vulnerable families that are living in poverty, one thing is certain—these young people have high expectations, and African policy makers are increasingly concerned about how to meet them. 

CITIES & COMMUNITIES

African cities are growing in a largely unplanned manner, yet they have the potential to become drivers of job creation and diversified economic growth. The Brenthurst Foundation harnesses learnings from growing cities across emerging markets to understand why and how the city has been a central part of the development story and where it has been a break on progress.



Mayors to Ground Control? Infrastructure and Iconography in Indonesia

2017-02-28

Tswalu Dialogue Report - Future of African Cities

2016-05-24

Up the Creek with a Paddle: Building Modern Singapore

2016-02-17

Inequality Matters: Prospects and Perspectives on Africa’s Disparities

2013-01-01

Watch a trailer of the chapter People and Cities from our latest book MAKING AFRICA WORK by clicking on the image:

PEACE & SECURITY

Through its network of political leaders, military experts and academics that span the globe, the Brenthurst Foundation undertakes research into the various security challenges facing the African continent and the efforts of policy-makers to secure peace and stability.



External Defence Engagement in Africa - Summary of the 2016 Tswalu Dialogue

2016-05-10

Aus-Africa Dialogue 2015 - Cooperating to build peace, security and prosperity

2016-06-02

11312 Unnecessary Ebola-Related Deaths

2016-01-07

A Great Perhaps? Colombia: Conflict and Convergence

2015-11-17

On the Fault Line: Managing Tensions and Divisions within Societies

2012-03-17

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