Public dialogues report: The private sector, a developmental consensus, and South Africa’s prospects for inclusive development
The IJR used the research findings from the annual Transformation Audit publication to engage with stakeholders in bussiness, labour, government, academia and the general public by means of moderated public dialogues. This report serves as a summary of salient themes, key insights and lessons learnt from these discussions.
Two latent questions instructed the discussions. Firstly, what should be the political positioning of large private-sector actors in a fractious political environment? Secondly, given the high and persistent levels of poverty and exclusion faced by citizens in the context in which these corporates operate, to what extent and in which ways can the private sector drive inclusive development?