Press Release: HSF's comment on National Treasury's policy paper 'Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness: towards an economic strategy for South Africa'

On 27 August 2019, the Ministry of Finance called for comments on a National Treasury document entitled Economic transformation, inclusive growth and competitiveness: towards an economic strategy for South Africa.

Click here for the document and here for the invitation to comment.

Comments may be sent to by 15 September 2019.

We believe that this document is by far the best thing the government has published on growth for a very long time.  We are particularly encouraged by an emphasis on urgently needed action on socially important issues, such as early childhood education, support for youth employment through apprenticeship programmes, and expanding integrated public transport systems.

We have today submitted our comments (click here to read).  We encourage others to comment as well, especially our sister NGOs and those whose economic interests are affected by the document.  At this stage, it is important for the process to be taken forward.  Issues of detail can be discussed down the line.

F J G Antonie
3 September 2019