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We are proud to announce the launch of our new book ‘Better Choices: Ensuring South Africa’s Future’. Edited by Dr Greg Mills, Mcebisi Jonas, Prof Haroon Bhorat and Ray Hartley, the book is comprised of essays by leading thinkers on the political economy.

News · Published 11 May 2022


The book provides an unflinching account of the myriad challenges South Africa faces. The picture that emerges is of a nation on the brink of a catastrophic slide into failure unless better, if tough, policy choices are made.

Rather than rake over the coals by outlining what is wrong, the book seeks to provide answers – the ‘better choices’ that are tantalisingly close at hand.

In addition to the editors, authors include: Ivan Pillay, Sri Kesavan, Yolisa Pikie, Gareth Newham, Ben Stanwix, Andrew Murray, David Francis, Imraan Valodia, Liberty Mncube, Dennis Davis, Andrew Donaldson, Michael Sachs, Alan Hirsch, Derek Thomas, Wandile Sihlobo, Gracelin Baskaran, Anthony Black, Kate Rivett-Carnac, Annabel Bishop and Tim Harris.

We will be launching the book in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Buffalo City.

Here are the launch details:


We have already successfully launched the book in Cape Town with Premier Alan Winde as our guest speaker who was in conversation with Greg Mills, Haroon Bhorat, Ray Hartley and Mcebisi Jonas. Details for upcoming launches in Johannesburg and Buffalo City are below...

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The Johannesburg launch takes place on 26 May at the Brenthurst Library in Parktown with Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, as the keynote speaker.

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The Buffalo City launch takes place at the Premier Regent Hotel on 19 May at 18:00 with the metro mayor, Xola Pakati as the guest speaker.

We are planning a launch event for Durban and will let you know about this in the near future.

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Migrants Study

Following over a year of intense interviewing and workshopping, The Brenthurst Foundation will launch its study ‘Migrants at a Crossroads: Xenophobia, COVID and the SA Experience’ during a virtual Zoom event on Tuesday 17 May.

The study, conducted by a team of The Brenthurst Foundation’s researchers across South Africa over the past year, provides detailed information on how migrants are coping with life in South Africa amidst growing xenophobic attacks, COVID and administrative failure.

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