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. 



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

2017-02-28

Book review: Africans Investing in Africa

2017-03-08

Why Africa is Poor

2017-03-08

Africans Investing in Africa - Terence McNamee

2017-03-08

Why States Recover - Changing Walking Societies into Winning Nations

2017-03-17

London Book Launch – ‘Why States Recover’

2015-01-10

The Gautrain is an eighty kilometers long mass rapid transit railway system in Gauteng province in South Africa. It is Africa’s first high speed train linking Johannesburg, Pretoria and the OR Tambo international airport.

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.



Manufacturing and Industry in Vietnam: Three Decades of Reform

2017-02-28

How South Africa Works - And Must Do Better

2017-03-08

How South Africa Works - A Tour Of SA

2017-03-17

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

2017-03-17

Modelling for Growth and Jobs in Africa

2017-03-17

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

Inequality Matters: Prospects and Perspectives on Africa’s Disparities

2013-01-01

Up the Creek with a Paddle: Building Modern Singapore

2016-02-17

Tswalu Dialogue Report - Future of African Cities

2017-02-28

Book Launch Event in Ethiopia

2017-04-22

By 2100, Africa will be home to 4.4 billion people - four times its current population. City: Johannesburg, SA.

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