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​Applied​ Economics

Introduction

​​​During this course participants will be provided with an understanding of South Africa's political economy, looking at four dimensions that influence how it is shaped. 

 

 

Target Audience

Postgraduate students and practitioners seeking to learn more about the perils and possibilities of planning for inclusive and shared economic growth and development.​

What does it cover

The aim of this course is to provide course participants with an understanding of South Africa’s political economy. This, presented by Prof. Mark Swilling, will entail an understanding of four dimensions of this endeavour: (a) the way South African economic history has been understood from a political economy perspective; (b) the dynamics of post-1994 economic policy making and why the challenge of radical economic restructuring has not been adequately addressed; (c) the challenge of state capture from the perspective of the literature on neo-patrimonialism; and (d) potential alternatives, including industrial policy, radical green economy developments, ‘radical economic transformation’ and Fanonist perspectives on resistance and change.

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:  
  • understand the way different economic paradigms have shaped the way South Africa’s economy is understood, including economic policy making;
  • ​be able to apply the concepts they have learnt to analyse the economic challenges South Africa faces, in particular the need for inclusive structural transformation;

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

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    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

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    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​The successful participant will be equipped to:
    • describe the basic functions of general management and intrapreneurship/entrepreneurship and conduct a feasibility study of business opportunities, reflecting a systems approach to management
    • read, understand and analyse financial statements to determine the financial health of an organisation and manage a budget for profit purposes
    • develop  a basic marketing plan
    • draw up a basic plan to recruit, select and motivate human resources, and manage their performance
    • integrate the programme material into a business plan for a new business opportunity
    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​​The successful participant will be equipped to:
    • describe the basic concept of systems thinking and intrapreneurship/entrepreneurship and conduct a feasibility study of business opportunities, reflecting a systems approach to management
    • demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of financial management
    • have a holistic perspective on the concept of the value chain and its impact, and understand the need for the concept within the organisation
    • define clear team development results to achieve optimum performance
    • select the appropriate leadership style to enable positive development of teams and individuals
    • understand the underlying dynamics of power and position, and to use this to reflect on personal responses to power in a team
    • understanding of the concept of leadership and leadership styles, and how own style impacts the team
    • integrate the programme material into a business plan developed for an existing organisation or a new business opportunity
    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​​The successful participant will be equipped to:
    • describe the basic concept of systems thinking and intrapreneurship/entrepreneurship and conduct a feasibility study of business opportunities, reflecting a systems approach to management
    • demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of financial management
    • have a holistic perspective on the concept of the value chain and its impact, and understand the need for the concept within the organisation
    • define clear team development results to achieve optimum performance
    • select the appropriate leadership style to enable positive development of teams and individuals
    • understand the underlying dynamics of power and position, and to use this to reflect on personal responses to power in a team
    • understanding of the concept of leadership and leadership styles, and how own style impacts the team
    • integrate the programme material into a business plan developed for an existing organisation or a new business opportunity
    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​​The successful participant will be equipped to:

    • describe the basic concept of systems thinking and intrapreneurship/entrepreneurship and conduct a feasibility study of business opportunities, reflecting a systems approach to management
    • demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of financial management
    • have a holistic perspective on the concept of the value chain and its impact, and understand the need for the concept within the organisation
    • define clear team development results to achieve optimum performance
    • select the appropriate leadership style to enable positive development of teams and individuals
    • understand the underlying dynamics of power and position, and to use this to reflect on personal responses to power in a team
    • understanding of the concept of leadership and leadership styles, and how own style impacts the team
    • integrate the programme material into a business plan developed for an existing organisation or a new business opportunity
    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

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    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​​

    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.


    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​​

    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • Venue

    Date

    Cape Town;
    Modular
    Starting 14 May 2018


  • Cape Town;
    Modular
    Starting 14 May 2018


  • Gaborone;
    Modular
    Starting 21 May 2018


  • Windhoek;
    Modular
    Starting 04 June 2018


  • Simunye;
    Modular
    Starting 25 June 2018


  • Cape Town;
    Short course
    21 - 22 July 2016


  • Cape Town;
    Short course
    30 - 31 August 2016


  • Cape Town;
    Short course
    16 - 20 April 2018


  • Cape Town;
    Short course
    16 - 20 July 2018


  • Gaborone;
    Short course
    Starting 16 July 2018


  • Windhoek;
    Short course
    06 - 10 August 2018


  • Cape Town;
    Modular
    Starting 11 June 2018


  • Johannesburg;
    Modular
    Starting 04 June 2018


  • Durban;
    Modular
    Starting 23 July 2018


  • Gaborone;
    Modular
    Starting 20 March 2018


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  • Price

    R12 500
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  • R22 700 (including VAT)
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  • $4 950
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  • Sustainability Institute

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  • Old Mutual Investment Group

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  • The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA)

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  • INSEAD

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  • Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa

    .
  • Global Natives

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  • Mzumbe University

    .
  • SEED Educational Trust

    .
  • The Ethics Institute

    .
  • IDM

    .
  • Vlerick Leuven Gent

    .
  • University of Lincoln

    .
  • Partnerships

    Masterstart

    .
  • Getsmarter

    .
  • The Empowerment Academy

    .
  • Sustainability Institute

    .
  • Old Mutual Investment Group

    .
  • The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA)

    .
  • INSEAD

    .
  • Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa

    .
  • Global Natives

    .
  • Mzumbe University

    .
  • SEED Educational Trust

    .
  • The Ethics Institute

    .
  • IDM

    .
  • Vlerick Leuven Gent

    .
  • University of Lincoln

    .