Economic justice

International Monetary Fund outcome and the challenges of unemployment in SA

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published the outcome of its consultations with government and other authorities in South Africa, warning that the country’s GDP per capita will continue to decline if it does not act now. GDP per capita is a measure of a country’s economic output that accounts for its number of people. It is often used a more accurate representation of real economic growth in a country, as a higher population should yield a greater GDP output.

IEJ: Director

The IEJ is an activist economic-policy think tank. The core objective of the IEJ is to provide policy makers and progressive social forces with access to rigorous economic analysis, and well thought through policy options, as a basis for advancing systemic change. Interventions proposed by the IEJ must advance social justice, promote equitable economic development that realises socio-economic rights, and ensure a thriving, democratic, environmentally sustainable, and inclusive economy that places the needs of the majority at the centre.

Startingbloc: Fellowship program

StartingBloc is excited to share that its  global Fellowship program, is launching their first-ever institute out of the USA from 25-29 March 2020 at the prestigious the African Leadership Academy Campus in Johannesburg. Many social entrepreneurs, employees and students from the African continent, Canada, India and USA have already been accepted for this institute. 10 more spots are still available, only for this month. 

Uganda and Rwanda agree to unblock news websites

Uganda and Rwanda had been engaged in a cyber battle in which each country blocked the other’s news websites.  Apparently, this diplomatic row has now been resolved.  Diplomatic representatives from both countries say they have agreed to unblock Internet access to each others news websites following the signing of a peace agreement in Angola between President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda.

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute: Intern

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) is a non-profit think tank, based in Johannesburg, committed to advancing the Constitution and to supporting the eradication of poverty and inequality in South Africa, and in the sub-region, through empirical research and advocacy.

SPII seeks to appoint a full-time Intern.

Open Secrets: Internship

Open Secrets is a nonprofit organisation working on issues of economic crime and the link to human rights with a focus on the financial sector in Southern Africa. The organisaiton uses research, advocacy and the law to hold people and institutions who abuse power to account.

Open Secrets seeks to appoint two interns to be based at Community House in Salt River, Cape Town:

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