Cuba in Transition: The logic of the social, economic and political changes in Cuba in the last 10 years

Roundtable hosted by MISTRA

July 24, 2014

Following the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1990, countries that traditionally had been receiving strong sustained backing from Moscow had lost an important supporter. Cuba was one such country, and in the early 90s the Cuban economy contracted across all sectors. As a result, from 1994, the Cuban government began slowly and hesitantly to change economic course.

Despite the inherent constraints in the Cuban economy, it is clear that Cuba has overcome the profound shock of the early 1990s and is currently on a positive growth path resulting from a successful shift in its economic relations towards global markets. Maintaining steady growth will largely be determined by the way in which the Cuban government proceeds with processes of liberalisation of the market and of societal reform.

The Mapungubwe Institute has the honour of hosting His Excellency the Cuban Ambassador, Carlos Fernando de Cossió, at a roundtable to be held at the University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park on July 24, 2014. Ambassador de Cossió will be leading a discussion on the logic of the social, economic and political changes in Cuba in the last 10 years.

The roundtable is open to all.

Library Auditorium, 6th Floor
University of Johannesburg Library
Auckland Park Campus
9am – 12.30pm

Enquiries: Miliswa Cawe

MISTRA – 011 5180278/0799263540