The African programme on rethinking development economics

2016 Seminars

This is Joburg

Joburg may well be the perfect city: its summers are warm with spectacular thundershowers; its winters are relatively mild. Its economy drives the country and its culture keeps its residents and visitors entertained. It is the pulsating, working, vibrant heart of the nation. 

Johannesburg is a bustling metropolis, home to more than four million people, and is the economic and cultural heart of South Africa.

The city is one of the world’s leading financial centres and the economic hub of South Africa. It produces approximately 16 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, and houses Africa’s largest stock exchange, the JSE.

Also referred to Jozi or Joburg, Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa. It is also the largest economy of any metropolitan region in sub-Saharan Africa. As the second largest city in Africa, there is no doubt that Johannesburg is cosmopolitan, with interesting sites to visit and attractive places to stay.

It has an array of art galleries and museums, a theme park, shopping malls, clubs, pubs and shebeens. Some of the city’s most notable attractions are Constitution Hill, Soweto, the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the Johannesburg Zoo, the Apartheid Museum, the Hector Pieterson Museum, Gold Reef City, Museum Africa, the Market Theatre, and the Joburg Theatre Complex. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2017 APORDE Seminar

2017 APORDE Seminar

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About APORDE

The African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) is a two-week, high-level training programme in development economics, public policymaking, and development strategies aimed at building capacity in the South, particularly in Africa.

The Rationale

APORDE was founded on the need to broaden perspectives on development thinking and policymaking.

Lecturers

Lecturers

APORDE 2016 will feature leading international and African economists to lead discussions and share their views on economic development and industrialisation issues.

Our partners

Our partners

APORDE 2016 is supported by the Department of Trade and Industry and the Industrial Development Corporation; both crucially involved in economic development, with an emphasis on job creation and capacity building.

Contact us

For more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., project manager APORDE.

This is Joburg

Joburg may well be the perfect city: its summers are warm with spectacular thundershowers; its winters are relatively mild. Its economy drives the country and its culture keeps its residents and visitors entertained. It is the pulsating, working, vibrant heart of the nation.