Join us for an exclusive webinar: SA's Third Age


Dear Friend of the IRR,

Life in South Africa is challenging right now, and by many measures it's getting worse.

How did we get here? And what lies ahead?

Join us for an exclusive IRR Friends briefing in which our CEO, Dr John Endres, analyses South Africa's post-1994 development to answer these questions.

Dr Endres will also address comments made by former President Thabo Mbeki, who has quoted Dr Endres's analysis prominently in recent speeches.

South Africa's Third Age

In his briefing, which he delivered to the Cato Institute in Washington DC earlier this year, Dr Endres explains South Africa's post-1994 development in terms of three ages.

The First Age, from 1994 to 2007, was marked by many successes, including economic growth, an increase in employment, and rapid development of infrastructure and public services. On the other hand, the Second Age, from 2008 to 2022, saw slow economic growth, a rise in unemployment, and the breakdown of infrastructure.

The Third Age is where we currently find ourselves, with a government that is failing to make life better for us South Africans.

Dr Endres gives us some hope for the future by describing a possible scenario in which the private sector and civil society step in where the state has failed, ultimately leading to a prosperous future in which the state works together with its citizens.

In this exclusive briefing, Dr Endres will relate the briefing to the comments of former President Thabo Mbeki, who has quoted it in recent public speeches and sparked the interest of several prominent journalists.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain insight into the current state of our country and look towards our future.

Event details

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

Time: 10:00 – 11:00

Speaker: Dr John Endres, CEO of the IRR

Click here to register.

If you are unable to attend, we will send you a recording afterwards to watch whenever it suits you.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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