Book Launch

The Great Recession

10 November 2016

UNISA Pretoria Campus - Kgorong Building

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) will launch its research report: The Great Recession and Its Implications for Human Values: Lessons for Africa, on the 10 November 2016 at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria, with an address by former President Thabo Mbeki.

The research report: The Great Recession and Its Implications for Human Values: Lessons for Africa examines the reasons behind and the implications of the ongoing global economic recession particularly for the South African economy and economies of the rest of the African continent.

Prof Vusi Gumede from the Thabo Mbeki Leadership Institute (TMALI) edited the report which includes contributions from various authors, including former President Thabo Mbeki, South African Statistician General Pali Lehohla and Nigerian Economist, Professor Akpan H. Ekpo who is also Director General of the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management in Nigeria, Lorenzo Fioramontu: Professor at the University of Pretoria and Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, Lumkile Mondi: Senior Lecturer at the School of Economic and Business Science, University of the Witwatersrand and Samuel O. Oloruntoba: Senior Lecturer at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa.

The Great Recession, which started around 2007, stands out as the most significant crisis of global capitalism since the 1930s, both in scope and intensity. The publication aims to understand the implications of the recession and responses to it, especially in the arena of human values and approaches to social relations.

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The Great Recession and its Implications for Human Values